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311 Bourbon St. or 334 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3309 (French Quarter)
+1 504-522-6868
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Ranked #170 of 1,641 Restaurants in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Café
Neighborhood: French Quarter
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Best place, staff and food. I compared both and this little spot by far is friendlier and cleaner.Cafe Du Monde is well know cafe beignet is the better choice.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Cafe Beignet was a nice short walk from our hotel so my wife and I chose to visit. Beignets were good but it was a cool, slightly rainy day and CB has almost all outdoor seating.

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New Jersey
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70 reviews 70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We've tasted the beignets from another location on a different trip. We decided to try them at Cafe Beignet this trip, just to taste another place's beignets, and ended up at both locations (same day and before noon). We went to the Royal St Cafe just before 8am on a Saturday. There was a short line & many available inside/outside... More 

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Panama City, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Every time I walked by this place was packed but the staff was in good spirits about it. The beignet and coffee were delicious especially on a chili morning.

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Sudbury, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Cafe Beignet is a great place to stop for a coffee and some beignets and have a break from the hustle of Bourbon Street. The cafe is set back from the street and you can sit outside in the courtyard and listen to the Steamboat Willie Jazz Band. You may also be serenaded by little birds who are waiting for... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome coffee and beignets. Huge and fluffy with about a pound of powdered sugar on them. Three to a serve and irresistible. You don't need to make the trek to Cafe Du Monde to get a great beignet.

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Austin, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We loved this place and went there every single day during our stay in New Orleans. The beignets are 100 times better than Cafe du Monde's. Every time we went it was for breakfast and the line was out of the door. To be fair, the wait is about 30 minutes, so really what you would expect to wait anywhere... More 

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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Although located in the heart of action, Cafe DuMonde serves better beignets. We tried to test out all venues serving beignets to determine if the hype was what made Cafe DuMonde a success, but Cafe Beignet is a distant second to DuMonde.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

It's not a trip to NOLA without a stop at Cafe Beignet. Just do it. Put all your health concerns aside and order a plate of deep fat friend dough sprinkled with powdered sugar, hot from the deep fryer.

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North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My first beignet tasting experience was not as good as others have reported; the beignets are good but certainly not the best doughnut pastry I’ve ever eaten. They were warm and oily with tons of powdered sugar that spills everywhere no matter how many small napkins you place around you – the wait time was about 38 minutes which I... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Beignet

Address: 311 Bourbon St. or 334 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
Phone Number: +1 504-522-6868
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisine: Café

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