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Cafe Du Monde

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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
(504) 581-2914
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dissapointed

Coffee was good but the beignets were hard and tasted as thought they had been spitting around a while. The bathroom was incredibly filthy which is a real turn off in a place that serves food

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Lielie3
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Walnut Creek, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Walnut Creek, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Coffee was good but the beignets were hard and tasted as thought they had been spitting around a while. The bathroom was incredibly filthy which is a real turn off in a place that serves food

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Sevier County, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Cafe Du Monde is little changed from what it was many years ago when I first went there. The beignets are the attraction, of course, and they were the usual powdered sugar-coated pastries. I always manage to get the powdered sugar on my clothes and all over my hands, but everybody does. I wish I felt better about the cleanliness... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

The beignets are amazing. I could eat them all day! The wait in not long, and the service is friendly! You can split one order of beignets with another person because they are pretty filling! Do yourself a favor, and go to Cafe Du Monde!

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Beijing, China
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104 reviews 104 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Great beignets and good coffee. Long line but moved quickly. Friendly and fast service. A part of New Orleans' history, must go at least once.

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Newburgh, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

You can never go wrong with Cafe due Monde!! It's cheap, it's delicious and it makes everyone happy!! How can you go wrong with a French donut???

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great New Orleans experience!!! A must when visiting NOLA. Always crowded but worth the wait! Open 24 hours!

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We felt like we had to stop here to see what all the fuss was about. Honestly, I would say it's an over-rated tourist attraction. I guess everyone has to experience it for themselves, but I wouldn't go back.

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Dieppe, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were at Le café du monde during the Mardi Gras celebrations and the 6 members of our group were very pleased by the beignets, coffee and service. A place not to be missed.

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Abbotsford, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Granted the restaurant is open 24 hours but what a great way to start your morning. Hot Chicory coffee and the freshest and best beignets any where. this is a french doughnut loaded with lots of powdered sugar. They serve you 3 small squares which is more than enough to get your sugar high and jump start your day. Cafe... More 

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Eagle River, Alaska
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

If you are in New Orleans, then I would suggest making a stop at Cafe Du Monde and having there amazing delious Beignets! It is totally worth the walk and the long lines to get them, we landed up going back for seconds! Simply amazing !!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 581-2914

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, French, Café

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?