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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: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, 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
Beignets are good and fresh

A busy place near Jackson place. Beignets are good and tasty, plenty of powdered sugar on them, café au lait Nice also. But the place is average, staff doesn't know what a smile is like and the floor is dirty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Cayenne, French Guiana
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Los Angeles, California
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182 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Delicious Old World Pastries (beignets) and chicory flavored Cafe Au Lait (coffee with hot milk) served 24/7 (except during Christmas and hurricanes) since 1862 has made Cafe du Monde part of the NOLA and French Quarter landscape. Discovered this landmark coffee shop on my first visit to New Orleans in 1976. Initially, the beignets were not sufficiently sweet enough for... More 

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Cayenne, French Guiana
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95 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

A busy place near Jackson place. Beignets are good and tasty, plenty of powdered sugar on them, café au lait Nice also. But the place is average, staff doesn't know what a smile is like and the floor is dirty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Loved it! All the locals said to go here and we were not disappointed. So glad to try something unique to NOLA.

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New Albany, Mississippi, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Awesome place. But don't be in a hurry! Time to relax. Chill and enjoy the atmosphere! It looks chaotic but it's just classic new orleans.

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

A must see while in New Orleans. Lives up to the hype. Desserts are great and coffee is good. Service was good for as busy as this place was. Even taste good after drinking all day!

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North Vancouver, Canada
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

What can you say about a restaurant/attraction that serves hardly any food at all, and has been successfully doing so for 150 years? They have coffee hot or iced (their signature coffee is mixed with chicory, which adds some real character), a few soda pops, and only one food item: beignets. Small, delicious donuts, only served smothered in icing sugar;... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

You will hear about Cafe Du Monde from everyone. Everyone that has been to New Orleans and most people who live there. For some reason everyone seems to love it. Because of this, it is worth going to, if for no other reason, to say you have been. The prices are actually very low for what you get so if... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This was so fun going to! Food coffee and service was excellent. Loved the atmosphere. Great location, close to shops and other eateries. Right near the river!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Café du Monde in the French Quarter can be visited whenever the spirit moves you. I like to go first thing in the morning or late at night. Beignets and hot chocolate are what I always have. There is such a wonderful busy/nonchalant atmosphere in the place. You sit down and the table is yours, and New Orleans flows around... More 

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Marshalltown, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Cafe Du Monde is a "MUST" place to visit 24/7 for the best meals you can ask for. This is the place that New Orleans is know for and a place to take the kids and see how much of a mess they can make. You will love it

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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, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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