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Cafe Au Lait

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307 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
(504) 528-9933
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
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New favorite Restaurant in NOLA.

By far this is the best restaurant in New Orleans. Ate here with two business associates and we are excited as each course is brought to the table. clark is our waiter and his knowledge is second to no one. The River Gumbo and oysters were something you would write home to momma about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

By far this is the best restaurant in New Orleans. Ate here with two business associates and we are excited as each course is brought to the table. clark is our waiter and his knowledge is second to no one. The River Gumbo and oysters were something you would write home to momma about - A++. We are absolutely In... More 

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Spanaway, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ok - so it's a tourist trap. Ok - so the lines are long and the tables are hard to keep spotless on a weekend. All that aside, it's still "the" place for Beignets and Cafe au Lait in New Orleans. Inexpensive and unpretentious, there's a reason it's been there since 1862. drink the water, the beignets are loaded with... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A little touristy, but one of my favorite places to take a break in New Orleans. If you haven't had chicory coffee - you find a better place to try it!

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Oklahoma City
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

To taste the beignets and milky chicory coffee is important when visiting this city. In the heat of the day skip it if you can't handle humidity, flies, long lines and stickiness. In the evening its a lot of fun.

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Houston, TX
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We came here because the reviews said they had good beignets and coffee. THERE ARE NO MORE BEIGNETS. We had pancakes which were good enough after they replaced one that was burnt. But is this what you come to NO for?

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nashville
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

I love The Pelican Club. I sit at the bar and order the artichoke and sea scallop appeitizer. They have wonderful food and service. I have been going there for years.

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Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The coffee and beigets are a must when you visit New Orleans! Every tourist has to try this treasure!

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Queensbury, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

I loved the cafe Au leit and Beignets. Worth the trip!

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Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2011

Food was great, service was quick. Crunchy bacon and delicious biscuits.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

We were wandering around the Quarter on a weekday morning and could not find anything appealing at 8 am. Wandered in here and saw the menu printed up on the chalkboard--quite a selection for such a small place. I got an egg on a biscuit sandwich with grits--all great, well, as great as grits get considering what they are. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 307 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 528-9933

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

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