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Cafe Au Lait

French Quarter
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307 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
(504) 528-9933
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Dining options: Breakfast, Seating

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a must do experience!

Don't miss a chance to sample the beignet and cafe au lait in this outdoor cafe in the French quarter . Donuts and coffee never tasted so good !don't wear black clothes, the powdered sugar goes everywhere..

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
Margaret Ann P
Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Don't miss a chance to sample the beignet and cafe au lait in this outdoor cafe in the French quarter . Donuts and coffee never tasted so good !don't wear black clothes, the powdered sugar goes everywhere..

Thank Margaret Ann P
Summit, New Jersey
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great cafe au laits and beniets. A small place but nice not to go to the main coffee place and avoid the lines

Thank regidog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 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 

Thank Ladybugtx75
Spanaway, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 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 

2 Thank 308brucew
Lutz, Florida
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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!

Thank Michael H
Oklahoma City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 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.

2 Thank Hewsmom
Houston, TX
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82 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

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?

1 Thank Susan A
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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.

Thank Elisa B
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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186 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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!

Thank Susan39564
Queensbury, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

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

Thank Jim D

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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: French, Cafe

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

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French Quarter
A small and teeming network of laissez-faire living lounged out on the balmy banks of the Mighty Mississippi, the French Quarter has long been a port of call for folks in search of a good time and a great story. Perpetually inebriated Bourbon Street runs across its midriff like a strand of cheap ribbon tied around an otherwise rather pretty and impressively well-kept vintage dress. Throughout the rest of the Quarter, brightly colored Victorian homes and businesses, famously done up with wrought-iron features, provide a distinct and immediately recognizable backdrop for all varieties of fun. At any given moment in this historic riverside setting, some of America’s finest meals are being cooked, most potent cocktails are being mixed, and most engaging music is being performed.