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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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Little Rock, Arkansas
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The beignets are a must try!! I would also recommend the frozen coffee (with milk) for a hot day - it was refreshing! We loved it so much we went back a couple of times during our trip!

Thank Melissa S
Braintree, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The place for beignets in New Orleans. Great place to go for beignets and iced coffee on a hot day with some jazz played nearby and good views over Jackson Square.

Thank TomWatkins77
Odiham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Wanted to tick the box and have beignets and coffe. All really good, street band playing jazz on sidewalk, etc. But we sat for 10 mins waiting for service whilst at least 6 waiters/ waitresses sat on stools around us staring at the ceiling. All very strange. But our waiter, when he arrived, was fine. Also, there were electricians moving... More 

Thank CHD6265
Boynton Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While staying in the French Quarter recently, we breakfasted at Cafe Du Monde two of the three mornings! The outdoor tables were busy, but no issue getting a table or fast service. What can I say about the beignets! Perfectly done, delicious💙. Also bought the mix to try at home....hope they will bring back the whole experience!

Thank Caroline G
Washington, Missouri
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was not very impressed. The only items on the menu were the beignets (fluffy french donuts) and coffee/soft drinks. The donuts were like eating funnel cakes for breakfast. Nice atmosphere though.

Culver City, CA
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I guess I'm in the minority on this place. I do admit that it's worth a one time visit, but I didn't find anything special about it. It was hot and dirty, filled with clueless tourists and more busy than its staff could handle. Two orders of beignets and two iced coffees cost $17, not too bad for a US... More 

Thank NH1212
Springfield, Illinois
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A super New Orleans classic place. Yes, you need a mountain of napkins for the mountain of powdered sugar they use on the beignets but it's totally worth it. And of course it's cash only.. & the bathroom was awfully dirty. But, you come for the beignets and coffee.. Which make it worth it.

Thank averybelle
Atlanta, Georgia
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We loved going here for their famous beignets. The only problem is that it is always crowded and, when seated, you can only buy them in 3's....you can't buy just 1 or 2 beignets. Since we always had 4 people, we needed to eat 1 1/2 each which is fine but wishing they would change that! There is always a... More 

Thank Norma J
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went at about 10am and the cafe was jam packed (as expected since it's such a popular place). We ordered through the take out window which had pretty quick service. Unfortunately, the cashier who took our order was not very friendly. Also saw a lot of the staff just sitting around and chatting. Ice machine that made the ice... More 

Thank Ada M
Graham, North Carolina
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66 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've had good beignets before, but honestly stopping at Cafe Du Monde was a wise decision. You just have to wander around and get a table as someone is leaving. The limited menu is printed on the napkin holder... beignets, cafe au lait, water and milk. A waitress will take your order and soon return with wonderful square doughnuts covered... More 

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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
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
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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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.