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Cafe Du Monde

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French Quarter
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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

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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
Very good coffee and beignets, but a bit pricy.

The coffee is good, but at a cost of $2.50 for a 6oz. coffee and another $2.50 for 3 beignets, it can add up fast. I realize this place is an institution, and it's certainly worth a visit. But it doesn't seem like a place to frequent. If you want a bigger coffee or some more beignets, you're going... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Mitech616
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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Athens, Georgia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Misery loves company. Even all the reviews on here say "Must visit!, or NOLA trip not complete without!". But if you read the reviews people all say the same thing. It's disappointing, but no one wants to admit it. "Sure the wait staff isn't friendly" "The wait is ridiculous. but you gotta try it." "The food is average but it... More 

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Siloam Springs, Arkansas
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17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I was a bit disappointed, others in our group were so excited to eat here. When we got there, it was very crowded. There was only outdoor seating. Since it was a nice night, I didn't mind that, except that there was powdered sugar from the begnets everywhere, which drew in the bugs. They do have very good Cafe Au... More 

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Sonora, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

You can't leave to New Orleans without having Beignets, and this place serves the best. Prices are reasonable. Open 24 hours. Just do it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is one of the few places that actually lived up to the hype. I would definitely return. Go and enjoy.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The coffee is good, but at a cost of $2.50 for a 6oz. coffee and another $2.50 for 3 beignets, it can add up fast. I realize this place is an institution, and it's certainly worth a visit. But it doesn't seem like a place to frequent. If you want a bigger coffee or some more beignets, you're going to... More 

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Miramar, Florida
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

I have been trying to get a Beignet for 2 days but the lines were really long. Finally, on Sunday night we were able to walk right in and get a table. Definitely worth the wait. This was my first beignet and it was delicious!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The place to go in NOLA for coffee and beignets. Cafe du Monde only serves coffee, beignets and a few other beverages. It's a place to sit, sip coffee, eat beignets and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Stand in line. Have your order in mind before finding a seat. Scope a table that's not yet clean. Place your order for three beignets a person along with coffee drinks and enjoy the half cup of powdered sugar on top. They only make beignets, so have some protein beforehand.

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Gloucester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must visit place when you visit New Orleans. The Beignets are great. The staff are not friendly, but the food makes up for that.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Being more of a "guy's girl", I imagined myself covered with beads and stumbling down Bourbon Street with a Hurricane in each hand. Cafe du Monde wasn't even on my radar. But when I went to Pat O'Briens for Hurricane Cheesecake and the kitchen was closed, I needed a late night dessert somewhere else. Cafe du Monde was only a... More 

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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: French, American, Café, Bakery

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?