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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 #160 of 1,607 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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English first
Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was my first visit to New Orleans, and I was only in town for a few hours. I knew that I had to go to Cafe Du Monde. Our taxi dropped us off a block up from the restaurant. While standing in a long line, that steadily moved, we were entertained by a three piece brass band playing jazzy... More

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Fargo
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My family and I stopped there often , I ask for a little less milk and the coffee is good, but the Beignet are the best New Orleans has to offer. You must go there, they have great live music playing there that are just people playing for money that make the experience a must!!

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Melbourne, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

A traditional New Orleans "must do" and we were not disappointed. We enjoyed beignets elsewhere but none compared to Cafe Du Monde. Yes we had to wait, yes the tables were left with a dusting of powered sugar, and yes the entertainment of the moment was mediocre. We were there for the experience and the best coffee and beignets in... More

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Do I like fried dough?? Sure, who wouldn't especially when you throw a mound of powdered sugar on top. When that is all you have to offer and it is considered a landmark you expect more or at least I do. I guess I was hoping this would be a place I can enjoy a coffee and appease my sweet... More

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Kansas City, Kansas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We arrived at 8:15am & it was packed. Clearly a New Orleans favorite. We sat at a dirty table and waiting for it to be cleaned. We waiting another 5-10 min for someone to take our order; food was hot, fresh & tasty. Def. going back

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Madison, Wisconsin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

We were told that this was a place we had to go to and have the Beignets. I would definitely agree. They are served warm and in a bowl of powdered sugar. We were also told not to wear a black shirt when you go. I would definitely agree with that too! The line is incredibly long in the morning... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was enjoyable , we had ours fresh and were very hot. Our waiter was friendly , prompt service no complaints really just bring serval napkins . I don't understand why people say it's overrated , seriously what do you want for $3.50. it's very cheap and I'd recommend the fresh orange juice.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You can't beat these beignets for the price. (However, I wish they served Jelly.) Open 24 hours with outdoor seating. It was a real treat after a long day of site seeing. Be careful if you are wearing black, powdered sugar everywhere!!

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New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was here for three days, and ate breakfast here every day! Definitely not healthy - deep fried dough covered in powdered sugar and coffee and milk with sugar - but so delicious. It's cash only, and there's often a wait for a table, but you are right in the heart of the French Quarter, with street musicians (more often... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes there is a long line but it moves pretty quickly. There are only a few things on the menu so they get you in and out very quickly. It is very reasonably priced and the food comes out hot and crispy with plenty of powdered sugar on it so ask for some extra napkins!

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