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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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This historic little cafe is a very busy French Quarter favorite. Centrally located right across from Jackson Square. Coffee is hot and fresh. Beignets are fried doughnuts with no hole, and covered with powdered sugar. Perfect little pillows of deliciousness!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
Teresa A
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

Fluffy, light, plenty of sugar and surprisingly not too sweet, The cafe au lait was perfectly sweetened. Ok- we did try beignets from a few other spots and none compare. Worth the wait in line but if you go early enough you can avoid the lines.

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Meppel, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

A 'must see' according to many people. Went there and tried the cafe au lait and the beignets. They were generous with powdered sugar! I liked that :). Coffee was good and the beignets tasted (with a mountain of powdered sugar) good! If it's not too busy, give it a try but I wouldn't wait too long in line for... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Beignets are beignets: basically deep fried dough with a ton of powdered sugar on top. They're okay as a novelty. The coffee isn't as good as it was 15 years ago. Still, Cafe du Monde is iconic, so it's worth a visit. The gift shop wasn't open after 5:00 (off season), but mugs and a few other items were sold... More 

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HARLINGEN
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Excellent coffee and beignets. Open 24 Hours a day, so you can easily visit after the night tours ... place always packed ... that tells you something ...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Very traditional restaurant with a limited menu but amazing!!! The beignets are a explosion of flavors! Smelt in your melt! And I recommend the coffee with milk to accompany!

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Our group of five met here late morning on Saturday for a light breakfast. The line moved quickly; it's self-serve seating, and you should grab a table that fits your group even if it's still dirty. The beignets lived up to expectations, but the service was atrocious. Our server spoke little English, and she was not the least bit friendly.... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This historic little cafe is a very busy French Quarter favorite. Centrally located right across from Jackson Square. Coffee is hot and fresh. Beignets are fried doughnuts with no hole, and covered with powdered sugar. Perfect little pillows of deliciousness!

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had to go because of all the reviews, got there and the wife and I got a table, a dirty one, yes they were very busy, people having to sit at tables before they were cleaned, just like us. But we waited and waited and waited some more, everyone was getting a cleaned table and some service, not the wife... More 

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Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We were lucky not to have much of a line to deal with. The beignets were as good as I remembered, and while I'm not a coffee drinker, I always have a cup when I'm here. If you're going to have beignets in New Orleans, this is the place to do it.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

I needed something sweet after indulging in NOLA's gumbo! Beignets were so good and fresh! The coffee is delish too, even though, I prefer something a tad sweeter. I was able to sweeten up my coffee with the different sugars on the table. I took a picture, but I see many of them are already posted. We went about 8pm... More 

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Address: 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
Phone Number: (504) 581-2914
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Cafe

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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: French, American, Pizza, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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