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Cafe Au Lait

French Quarter
Coffee Shop
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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
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Most recent review
A must, but sticky and fly-filled

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 25, 2014
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Oklahoma City
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Oklahoma City
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
37 helpful votes 37 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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upstate NY
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Virginia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2009

I was just updating my resume, and since 2005 it has said this about Cafe Au Lait: "Post-Hurricane Katrina this restaurant no longer exists".. thought I would check to see if that was still true, and I guess it is. I really loved this place to work and to eat, good cajun food plus old fashioned breakfast food with grits,... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2005

We also wandered across this by accident, and were so happy we did! You can get a full breakfast---eggs, toast, grits, ham or bacon, waffles....whatever you want! It's all quick and easy, and the two employees out front this past weekend were SO obviously enjoying their jobs...it reflected in the food! The only drawback is that it's a small space,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2004

Fantastic waffles to be had here! I ran across this little unassuming cafe one Saturday morning a few years ago on the hunt for an inexpensive, but tasty breakfast. After taking one look at their simple but extensive menu and seeing that the place was filled with locals I figured it must be good and I wasn't wrong. Their waffles... 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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