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“Beignets Outside the Quarter” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Morning Call

Morning Call
3325 Severn Ave, Metairie, LA 70002-3439
(504) 885-4068
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Ranked #9 of 437 Restaurants in Metairie
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Coffee Shop
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Garland, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Beignets Outside the Quarter”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

If you don't want to fight the crowds in the French Quarter and love beignets and cafe au lait, stop by Morning Call. It has atmosphere and charm and nice hot beignets. They still roll the dough by hand - make sure to check it out in the back, the kids love seeing it. It's your back-up beignet plan!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

It just would not be a trip to New Orleans without a visit to Cafe du Monde. After reading about Morning Call we thought we would try it out on this visit. We went about 11PM on a Friday night. The inside was just OK, kinda messy and dirty. Three servers were on their cell phones and it took about ten minutes to get waited on though it was over half empty. The beignets seem kinda dense and chewy. Unlike du Monde, the beignets come plain with powdered sugar shakers on the table, a good idea in theory, but the sugar was all caked on the lid and we couldn't get any out (we tried a shaker on another table but same thing). On future visits to NOLA we will skip Morning Call and go back to Cafe du Monde.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“sugar sugar sugar”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

there is a reason the sugar bowl is played in NoLa, and this is the kind of restaurant that reflects that tradition. this nearly impossible to find place which has very limited parking does the hot fried dough with sugar on top very well - and provides plenty of sugary drinks to wash it down with. probably a good place to hit if you are into subtler tourist experiences than famed cafe du monde - not that there is anything wrong wit that

Visited January 2013
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Birmingham, Alabama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Best beignets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

The new location at City Park is awesome. This is a much better experience than the overrated and crowded Cafe Du Monde in the French Quarter. The beignets and cafe au lait are amazing, and the location is peaceful, with ample parking, clean restrooms, and beautiful surroundings.

Visited June 2013
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New Orleans
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beignets”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's pretty hard to mess up donuts and coffee. I loved the 24 hour service and the lack of lines that you find at the competing beignet place.

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