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Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
(504) 581-2914
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As featured in 3 days in New Orleans
Ranked #161 of 1,606 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bakery, French, Café
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Restaurant details
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

It was enjoyable , we had ours fresh and were very hot. Our waiter was friendly , prompt service no complaints really just bring serval napkins . I don't understand why people say it's overrated , seriously what do you want for $3.50. it's very cheap and I'd recommend the fresh orange juice.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

You can't beat these beignets for the price. (However, I wish they served Jelly.) Open 24 hours with outdoor seating. It was a real treat after a long day of site seeing. Be careful if you are wearing black, powdered sugar everywhere!!

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New York City, New York
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140 reviews 140 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I was here for three days, and ate breakfast here every day! Definitely not healthy - deep fried dough covered in powdered sugar and coffee and milk with sugar - but so delicious. It's cash only, and there's often a wait for a table, but you are right in the heart of the French Quarter, with street musicians (more often... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Yes there is a long line but it moves pretty quickly. There are only a few things on the menu so they get you in and out very quickly. It is very reasonably priced and the food comes out hot and crispy with plenty of powdered sugar on it so ask for some extra napkins!

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Surrey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Must say we visited twice on our visit, was hoping it got better. Sadly it didn't the waiting staff done break into a smile and literally throw the food at you. First visit the beignot were at least warm, second visit tasted as if the had been cooked hours before. Didn't try Cafe Beignot on Royal Street wish we had... More

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Sandy, Utah
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Maybe my expectations were too high, but this was just an average spot for me. I expected something awesome, but all I got was a scone with A TON of powdered sugar. Maybe if you drink coffee too this might be good, but I was not impressed. I guess its a NOLA thing so pop in and spend a few... More

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Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A favorite stop when we visit the Big Easy. It is quintessential New Orleans. Be prepared to wait in line for a table (even early on a on Sunday morning) , and then order a cafe au lait and a plate of Beignets (pronounced Ben-yays). The French doughnuts are rectangular fried dough topped with mounds of powdered sugar and served... More

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DFW
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We tried a couple of times during on a busy Saturday to experience Cafe Du Monde and there was always a line to get in the morning and afternoon. We returned that night and while it was still busy, we were able to walk in and get a table. Great people watching. Great coffee and beignets!

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Texas
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

This restaurant does one thing and one thing only of which they have refined to perfection, and that is coffee and beignets. Open 24 hours, this treat is good anytime of the day as we quickly discovered on our recent first trip to New Orleans. Coffee is available in two sizes, small and large, and choices include black chicory or... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Came here during a hot afternoon in August. The place was crowded but our group easily found tables outside. Ordered beignets and an iced cafe au lait. It was the most delicious cafe au lait I have ever had - perfection! The beignets were great as well. Yes, the powdered sugar gets everywhere but that is part of the atmosphere.... More

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