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Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
(504) 581-2914
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #152 of 1,606 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bakery, French, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

After waiting a while for a table we finally sat but had to wait over 10 min for the staff to clean off the table. Once cleaned waiter took our order then we never saw him again???? Someone else brought our order and we had to flag people down for anything. Try a different locale for some better service!

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Edwardsville, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When we visit New Orleans, Cafe Du Monde is one stop we always make! Beignets, Coffee & people watching.

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Canada
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134 reviews 134 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It's a little silly that they put half a pound of confectioner's sugar on each plate of beignets, and I didn't realize until this visit that there's no eggs in them. But they're good, and it's a fun, if silly, activity for a late evening while walking off a bit too much to drink.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place is vastly over-rated. With long lines and average beignets and coffee, I'd say that you are just missing out experiencing the city and the MANY restaurants that run circles around this place. Don't be lazy when you visit New Orleans do your research and eat at some of the hidden gem breakfast spots. If you must get your... More

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Athens, Georgia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Pros: Beignets Cons: Bad service Unfriendly staff No credit cards accepted, only cash Long line to be seated Overcrowded Not very clean

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

we kind of lucky that the line was not long so we got some table. love the coffee, not sure how they do it so good (i'm not live of coffee daily) beignets was just ok, kind of like heavy crispy cream so wasn't impress me that much. but i went back the next day for coffee...

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Sherman oaks
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

First day here we waited in a 15 min line to taste what we have heard raved about and we loved loved loved the beignets they were deep fried goodness. My son said he would of liked the plate clean if we weren't in public lol This is a must do if your in NOLA

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We wanted to go only because everytime we walked by Cafe du Monde it was packed, plus lineups with people waiting for a table. Something special? Beignets that were out of this world? Best coffee on the planet? We wanted to know. We went on a Sunday morning and although quite busy we spotted a table tucked in the corner,... More

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New Orleans area
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

A MUST for any visitor. There is a line there for a very good reason. Haven't eaten here in about a year or so and was able to duck in quickly to avoid some rain and had forgotten about how good the café au lait and beignets are

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Woodstock, Georgia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My family got lucky as we were able to find open tables immediately. After we sat down a line formed outside Cafe du Monde that was probably half a block long. Location is perfect. You sit outside eating beignets, drinking coffe, and watching street performers. Not much else I can say about this place. The food was great and the... More

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