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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: Dinner, Dessert, Coffee & Tea, Brunch, Lunch, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, 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
A must do, but....

The beignets and coffee are great, but the servers are harried, the place is very noisy and crowded and they only take cash. Also, DON'T wear dark clothes! I made that mistake and had powdered sugar dust all over me for the rest of the day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
CityGirl53156
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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Clayton, Georgia
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110 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Took my 14 year old granddaughter here. It was her first visit. She loved it. Sitting and watching all the people from all over the world and different languages. The music near by was great. Glad I took her. Always felt safe.

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Missouri City, Texas
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

You haven't been to New Orleans until you have eaten here. Excellent beignets and coffee! Cash only, open 24 hours a day. While the line looks long, it moves fast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The best of New Orleans! You have to stop by in the morning and night, the food is so good and we loved sitting and people watching. To me Cafe Du Monde is NOLA!

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The beignets and coffee are great, but the servers are harried, the place is very noisy and crowded and they only take cash. Also, DON'T wear dark clothes! I made that mistake and had powdered sugar dust all over me for the rest of the day.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We ordered to go. Both the to-go line and the dine-in lines were long. We decided to wait it out and it took about 25 minutes. It was worth the wait. The beignets were delicious and very inexpensive in relation to everything else in New Orleans. Go there!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This is a must-go. The line is long, but it moves. You will most likely get a dirty table that will take a while to get cleaned, but the beignets are so worth it. We got two orders of beignets and two cafe au laits. Delicious! It's cash only so be prepared!!! We had to find an ATM. Don't miss... More 

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Annville, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Cafe Du Monde is a tourist must do. Sometimes the lines can be crazy but remember that there is no hostess to seat you. Get in there, walk around, and stake your claim on a table. Be sure to be ready to order when a server makes their way by. It is crazy busy most of the time so be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This place is great! Expect to stand in line for awhile. Service is usually really good none the less... Definitely have to heck it out when you come to NOLA!! It's the best coffee you'll have! I recommend the iced coffee!! YUMMM

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Americus, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Absolutely the best beignets in the south!! We arrived in NOLA at 3 am and went straight to Cafe DuMonde!! Take cash, no plastic accepted. Take home a mug for a souvenier!

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is one of those "must do" things in NOLA and as the case with most must do things, it was a mess. We found a table, but never saw anyone to take our order. It was dirty and kind of gross so we continued on the French Market. Pretty confident we didn't miss anything.

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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 20
Cuisine: French, American, Pizza, Cafe, Bakeries

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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, Bakeries

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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