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Cafe Beignet

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French Quarter
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311 Bourbon St. or 334 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
+1 504-522-6868
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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Great coffee and beignets

Great place to stop and have a coffee and a few beignets. Great place to take a break and listen to local jazz bands. A few dollars to the band for their Entertainment and everyone is happy.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Montreal, Canada
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Fremantle, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of our favourite N'Awlins experiences! We came here for breakfast everyday we were in the area. Tasty, tasty cajun breakfast options (crawfish omelettes, andouille sausage omelettes, cajun hash browns... ) and GREAT espresso coffees.. Some of the best we had in the States! Beignets are good too although would say not entirely the best we've had but... More 

Thank Naweed S
Coquitlam, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

you line up and place your order then find a seat - mostly outdoors - the beignets arrived so hot we could not touch them for a little bit and the coffee was wonderful - there are statues of many great musical experts and a band playing - and a bar too

Thank Robin K
New Brighton, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Beignets and coffee were excellent! In addition, they have breakfast sandwiches that will give you enough energy to explore the French Quarter.

Thank Lisa S
Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great place to stop and have a coffee and a few beignets. Great place to take a break and listen to local jazz bands. A few dollars to the band for their Entertainment and everyone is happy.

Thank denist_eg
Midwest, USA
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in late on a Sunday night for the 3/$3.99 beignets at the counter in the back of the courtyard. They came out piping hot and heavily dusted with powdered sugar. Hit the spot. Great band that night too – the singer sounded just like Frank and they played a lot of songs from that era.

Thank altogardener
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So my wife and I were looking for a place to take a break from the craziness of Bourbon street and stumbled on Cafe Beignet. The live music in the outdoor courtyard drew us in (Playing Sinatra), so we decided to grab a drink and a snack. GREAt music and I would agrue these Beignet's were far better than the... More 

Thank Hop2It2day
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very small inside. Did not order anything, pastry did not look yummy. Your local Starbucks probably has a better selection.

Thank Khariton Z
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First taste of a New Orleans donut (Beignet). Best I have ever experienced. Where do I find the recipe? But this place is more than just donuts and coffee. Sitting on the balcony listening to great live music and watching people was a great relaxing way to experience New Orleans soul.

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AdrienneGLNOSC, Public Relations Manager at Cafe Beignet, responded to this review

We can send the recipe, but you can also purchase the fail-proof mix on www.CafeBeignet.com. And you are right that the café is a true people-watching mecca. Thanks for joining us! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Royal Street location for a quick morning breakfast and it was wonderful! The beignet's and coffee were just as good as Cafe du Monde but served in a more relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. We sat in the outside garden/patio area and had fun people watching those that were walking by. It felt very much like a... More 

Thank Carol D
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here two mornings for breakfast and once during the day for beignets. The music was always good and the food excellent. The place needed more employees to clean tables after customers were finished. The bathrooms were awful and the soap dispenser was not working. I would still recommend going for the food and ambiance but take hand sanitizer... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Bourbon St. or 334 Royal St., New Orleans, LA 70116-3309
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-522-6868

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Cafe

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

Neighborhood Profile
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.