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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 #139 of 1,578 restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
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English first
Sugar Land, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

This place is extremely popular, because of which the crowd is crazy! The wait time for both sit down eating and to- go orders is at least 20 minutes, peak hours being upto noon. The ambience is quite plain, that of a no- frills road side cafe. Blots of powdered sugar all around the floor may turn off some people... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Clearly, you can't visit New Orleans without experiencing Cafe Du Monde at least once. We actually went twice. On Sunday morning it was PACKED, and the line for dining in was stretched to the end of the block. The take-out line was much shorter, so we did that. By the time we found a bench to sit on, our beignets... More

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northeast
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Got the usual "you MUST have the beignets at Cafe Du Monde" speech by co-workers before my trip to New Orleans, and the hotel was only two blocks away, so...of course we went there for breakfast. The line looked ridiculous but magically, we were seated almost instantaneously. Table still had remnants of prior diners' beignets, including 2 whole ones, which... More

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Gadsden, Alabama
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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Beignets are out of this world!!!! The hot flakey sweet pastries are heaven on earth! Not a coffee drinker so I was not a fan of the strong chicory coffee, but the hot chocolate or milk was great with the warm pastries! Be sure to stop at least once a day while visiting NOLA!

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toronto
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

you have to do go there as everybody else is going !!! long line ups , to sit there be ready to get out all sticky as the place is so crowded, the take out is a better option,just go to the far right corner of the store close to the back alley, $2.65 (tax inc.) for 3 begnette, one... More

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Portland, Oregon
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Not much of a checker of lists of "must do things/must see things". But we were commanded to TRY this! I was pleasantly surprised. The beignets are something else! Light, airy, not too sweet, best eaten fresh and hot. Cafe au lait, just in time for the caffeine kick to keep you going. The line can be daunting, but it... More

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boston
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

Cafe du Monde is probably one of the biggest tourist attractions in NOLA as it is mentioned in all the trip advice blogs and is located by the water and so attracts tourists from the cruises, etc. However, don't let that stop you from visiting -- it's terrific! Also, don't be deterred by the long lines. They have a system... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

It's Cafe Du Monde. What really can you say. Service is fast. The beignets are like little fried pillows of heaven. The coffee is good.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

They are known for their beignets, which are delicious, with a cup of their coffee, you are set for an awesome dessert. Not much of a menu for food! A Must visit in NOLA

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Shelton, Connecticut
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52 reviews 52 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We waited over 30 minutes on the "to go" line for three beignets. Long wait, but the beignets were good. We didn't try the coffee.

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