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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: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Delivery, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Breakfast or brunch but a New Orleans must see!

Cafe du Monde is famous in New Orleans for their "French doughnuts" or beignets, and they are awesome if you like doughnuts. They are coated in powdered sugar-delicious! They also serve a barley coffee which is pretty good and they sell it locally. There are a couple of lines at the restaurant and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
cmcaudillo
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The places gets very busy. I went on a Sunday afternoon and I was in line for about 30 minutes to order Beignets for the take out. What I noticed that some of the waiters do is hand pick who they want to help. If they like you, you will bypass the wait time in line. Also, the place takes... More 

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Houston, Texas
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16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Cafe du Monde is famous in New Orleans for their "French doughnuts" or beignets, and they are awesome if you like doughnuts. They are coated in powdered sugar-delicious! They also serve a barley coffee which is pretty good and they sell it locally. There are a couple of lines at the restaurant and one is for the to go line... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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55 reviews 55 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I LOVED this place. Wait in line for a table. It only takes about 10 minutes. Get a cafe au lait and share a beignet. I know it is a touristy thing to do, but it is so worth the experience. I would go there every day if I lived in NOLA and wanted to be 500 lbs. Ha ha!

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I absolutely loved these lovely pastries. They were also reasonably priced. This was my first time visiting NOLA and I plan to return. I will definitely return to Cafe Du Monde. Next time I plan to also have some of their cafe au laite. In addition to the tasty treat, the setting was nice...near the water. Lively decent crowd 24... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

It is an institution. The line for the sit down moves well, maybe faster than the take out. We visited 3 places in town for Beijnets and this was our least favorite. Their version was a bit too crunchy on the outside and far too much sugar.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

People - the first thing you could do wrong here is wait in line. My group walked up to a waiter and asked if it was "seat yourself"... he said, "yes, I don't know why people are waiting in line". That said, when you see a table, skip the line, and order. We were in and out in 20 minutes.... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

All they serve are Beignets, Cafe au Lait, Orange Juice, Hot Chocolate and it's just ADDICTIVE..... Yes, long line for a To Go order or to get a table but once you are sitting they serve you fairly fast. Go Early in the morning and you'll be happy, then go for a morning walk on the Moonwalk or around town....

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Initially was worried about the wait in line, but it moved really quickly for a holiday weekend. The beignets were excellent and the coffee was delicious!

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Elmira, New York, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a visit to Café du Monde for some café au lait and beignets. Careful though or you'll be wearing powdered sugar from head to toe. Listen to a little live jazz and watch the passersby. Very casual and relaxing!

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Champlin, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Loved the beignets. Not a coffee drinker so can't comment on that. But the beignets were out of this world. Long lines at times, but worth the wait!!

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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: French, American, Pizza, Coffee Shop, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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