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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 #140 of 1,577 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
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Allen, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

New Orleans vacation is not complete without getting a beignet from Café du Monde. this is our first stop after we check in t our hotel. fast and friendly service, café au lait with beignets, perfect. you can try the frozen café au lait which is great too. there's always a line of tourists outside the café, but you can... More

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East Stroudsburg, Pa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Each of the days we were in Nola we tried various beignets which left me wishing for Dunkin Donuts. Then we tried this place around noon. This changed my mind.Fantastic!! hot,powdery (wore most of it on my clothes). Coffee great and served black like we asked.Sure it is scramble seating like most busy places. As as the wait staff they... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

No visit to New Orleans is complete without at least one visit to the Café Du Monde. An order of beignets and a café aulait is just the "picker upper" you need to energize you for your walking tour of Jackson Square and the French Quarter. It's always very crowded and getting seated is sometimes a challenge. Service is usually... More

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

I'm going to give you the honest truth when it comes to this place and say to you, your money and time is best spent elsewhere while in New Orleans. The "beignets" that they sell here, are the SAME fried dough balls that you can get in any street fair or state fair around the country. They taste exactly the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

You can't be in New Orleans without stopping at Cafe Du Monde for their cafe au lait and their world-known beignets. They are to die for. Well, I say that and that could be because I grew up on them. The atmosphere at Cafe Du Monde is quite eclectic. It's located on a very busy corner in the French Quarter... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Great Beignets and hot chocolate. This cafe is a must, and it certainly lives up to its reputation. There is always a crowd there, but the service is good and quick. There menu is beignets and drinks, but that is ok with me.

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New Orleans, LA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This is the classic stop for a beignet and coffee. Great place near the French Quarter and the Mississippi River downtown.

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Brandon Mb.
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34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Longer lines than Tim Horton's. All they sell is Beignets and coffee with chicory but Sooo worth it.

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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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80 reviews 80 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

On Jackson Square just look for the line and you've found Cafe Du Monde. It's the place to try cafe au lait and beignets (that's all they serve). We went late at night and there wasn't any line. It's a must in New Orleans! It's open air and it's always busy.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

best place to soak up the NOLA scene-and still the best bang for the buck--with all that powdered sugar, though, don't wear black!

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