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Cafe Du Monde

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
(504) 581-2914
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

The queue was incredibly long but moves quickly. The classic beignets and café au lait was amazing. We went back the next day. It is very loud and busy but the powdery, sugary sweetness of the beignet made up for it. The servers seem to serve rows. Try to get a table in the row of the more mature serves... More 

Thank meshabs
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was so excited to check this place out, I went twice on my two and a half day trip. Took some beans home with me too! So yummy

Thank Tiffany S
Phoenix, AZ
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624 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My wife and I, have each been going to the Cafe Du Monde, since we were children - she, as a local, and I, as a visitor with my parents. Obviously, over the decades, we have a certain affinity for the place. It is steeped in nostalgia for us both, but we still critique it on the merits of each... More 

1 Thank Bill_Hunt_AZ
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went two different times during our stay in NOLA. Both times we happened to have quick service and an overall great experience. The beignets are fabulous and even if there is a line - they really are worth it.

Thank TheTravelingStaggs
Charleston, South Carolina
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51 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What can I say that hasn't been said already...hot, crunchy, tasty and covered in powdered sugar! Listen, if you love a good pastry, or funnel cakes at the fair, just go for it. Sure all the tourists do it...and for good reason! They are yummy!

Thank Grace - John T
East Haven, Connecticut
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66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place to stop for dessert. You can order beignets in multiples of 3's and they come out piping hot covered in Confectioner's sugar! So delicious! A must-see in NOLA!

Thank destiny252
Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were in New Orleans for a business conference. Part if the conference was a morning fun run ending at Cafe Du Monde for coffee and beignets. The beignets were absolutely delicious, coffee was hot and staff was very friendly. Hoping to go back to NO with my husband and we will definitely be stopping at Cafe Du Monde!

Thank christiekane79
Columbus, Ohio, United States
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Classic spot on everyone's bucket list. Reasonable prices, good service and you will not be disappointed. Open 24 hours.

Thank dddaniel49
Dallas, Texas
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

OK, we all know why one would go. Its a tradition. It is an institution of the NOLA experience. Chicory coffee is an acquired taste. I've spent years in the coffee industry and have experience with custom roasting. Yes, its smells and sure its a little dirty. I have been dozens on times. So, why do I go back? habit.... More 

1 Thank Rotea1967
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beignets are good (not the best ones in town though) service however could be better. They keep walking around counting their tips and making sure not to look at you if you need anything..

Thank Julie C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 581-2914

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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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.