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800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306 (French Quarter)
(504) 581-2914
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Ranked #164 of 1,638 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bakery, French, Café
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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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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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great food, coffee and of course beignets! A must do! Went with a large group of business friends on a Friday afternoon--came by about the same time on a Saturday--line out the door--in January!

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Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing Beignets, atmosphere and service. Definitely a must while you are in New Orleans. All of the staff work very hard to provide their customers with wonderful beignets and coffee. Go to the bathroom so you can walk through their kitchen and see them all working so hard- you'll appreciate the food even more. And I loved the great Swamp... More 

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Lecanto, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW via mobile

stopped by because it's on the tourist bucket list. A bit less personable than I expected, and more of an assembly line for beignets, but a neat place to say you have been there. The coffee and beignets were fantastic.

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Steamboat Springs, CO
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159 reviews 159 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you're in New Orleans, Cafe du Monde is a must sop. The coffee and beignets are legendary and it's a great place to people watch. Usually there are some live musicians playing for tips which makes it really special. Nothing like a small street band playing "when the saints go marching in" like they did the morning during the... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

If you go to New Orleans you absolutely have to try the beignets at Café Du Monde! It's part of the whole NOLA thing. My last trip I visited three times (out of 5 days) because I know it will be a while until I get back. Buried in powdered sugar, these delectable little fried delights are not for everyone... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The coffee is ok but the beignets are great! Go early so you can avoid the inevitable lines but it is a cool place to hang out and people watch on the street. Then head over to the farmer's market which is just down the block.

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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Sure, waiting in line for a cup of coffee and a beignet seems silly, but you people watch as you wait, enjoy the sunshine, and anticipate that french treat buried in powder sugar as you do. LOVED every part of the experience. And now that I'm home, I'm off to mix up a batch in my kitchen and pretend I'm... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

"Must do" when in New Orleans! yummy beignets and chickory coffee, the best in the city! The only downside was the poor service. Not very friendly! It was my friend's first time in NO so she didn't know how to order. The cranky server gave her a stinky eye and messed up our order ( we wanted a large cafe... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

All right, a beignet is just a fried piece of dough with powdered sugar sprinkled on it. So why is it SO good and SO addictive? I think this is a question that has challenged more than one visitor. If you get here early on a weekday morning, you will not have a problem getting a table. The menu is... More 

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Garnett, Kansas, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The beignets are good but not the best in New Orleans. You can get a squished penny here though. Because this review has to be at least 100 characters long, I will say that the best beignets are to be found at the Morning Coffee or something at the big park that our tour-bus took us to. (We almost missed... 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 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Bakery, French, Café

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