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Cafe Du Monde

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Neighborhood:
French Quarter
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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
(504) 581-2914
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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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
Great beignets.

This is a place for coffee and beignets. That's it. They are very good, and the hot chocolate was welcome on a cold day. Worth the line up for the experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed today
tanmaree
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This is a place for coffee and beignets. That's it. They are very good, and the hot chocolate was welcome on a cold day. Worth the line up for the experience.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

While it was crowded, and we felt the pressure to turn the table over, the service was excellent, and the beignets......arglegeagajd;vsdklajfklajkl/

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Thank gamortie
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Is a place to try every time you go to new orleans. A very french quaters experience. Cafe as an European style. In mardi gras season could be very dificult to find a table. Today I wait just 5 min

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Thank Leandro S
Farmington, MI USA
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We can't visit NOLA without a visit here. Always crowded but beignets are always hot and delicious! Cafe lattes are expensive if you get the small one: get the large instead.

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Thank JCzapski
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32 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Seriously the coffee here was so hot it scorched my tongue and roof of my mouth. Not to mention it was terrible. America this is not how you make coffee. The pastry may have been ok if my mouth wasn't so burnt.

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Thank Tammy T
Oklahoma
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had to try the beignets and cafe au lait here! I would kick myself for not trying the "best" beignets in New Orleans, right? I first got to try another beignet stop on this trip while taking a city tour. Quite honestly, I didn't think I would be able to top the beignets I had there at the Morning... More 

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Thank justtrippinok
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great place to know the french influence in Nola's kitchen! The beignets are delicious! You can see the staff preparing it! Always packed!

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Thank Ana R
Chapin, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is one landmark that must be experienced. Open 24 hours, so if the crowd is too bad, come back.

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Thank salexa9085
Alexandria, VA
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27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I see why people come to this place and stay in line for a long time the beignets and a café au lait are a sure must in the morning. Deeelish😋

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Thank cchaney105
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We tried other places for this precious sweet benniets loaded with powder sugar and they don't compare to what you get here. We have been here 4 times in the last couple of days. After midnight is the best time to visit. No lines if not you'll wait anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes.

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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 20
  • Cuisine: Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.