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Cafe Du Monde

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French Quarter
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800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
+1 504-581-2914
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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41 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I must have heard the name of the cafe at some point because when I saw it on the map, I thought it looked familiar. We went the morning after a heavy night on Bourbon Street and it was the perfect hangover pick me up (fried dough and coffee). It's cash only, so make sure you have some! The queue... More 

Thank Alyssa L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The lure of this is its history. The cafe au lait is small and average. The beignets are amazing though.

Thank paynebrit
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Fresh Louisiana beignets and the New Orleans French Quarter are synonymous. Everyone's visit to the Big Easy should include enough time and patience to savor a plate of fresh beignets with a cup or two of café au lait under the green and white striped roof of Cafe Du Monde. The local street musicians offer a supporting sound track to... More 

Thank Ted L
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must while in New Orleans - what a better way to start your adventure than wearing powdered sugar! The chicory coffee is a classic take on my favorite morning coffee. Service was quick this morning with no line. Efficient, if lacking a little friendliness.

Thank Jen D
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Any time of the day, this must be on your list of stops in New Orleans. Order hot beignets and cafe au lait. Then, relax and people watch!

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beignet win. Soo good. I usually drink my coffee black but I have the cafe au laite a try. Very nice change. Everything was very good!!

Thank sle503
Atlanta, Georgia
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The menu is simple. Beignets, coffee and milk. That's all you need. 6 beignets and two regular coffees, plus tip = $15. We stop here once every trip! Well, at least once. Lol.

Thank Bill R
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

the cafe is always an experience with the wonderful chicory coffee, beignets in the street performers in the background.

Thank Daniel_WNewHaven
Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We were here on a rainy fay and the place was packed. Waited for 10 minutes for a table. Service was prompt. Coffee and hot chocolate wete okay. The beignets were okay but nothing to rave about.

Thank 4jevs
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We waited 30 minutes for a coffee and beignet. The coffee was decent - nice and strong. It's so hard to find coffee in the states, so we were happy about that. The beignets were just ok. A little dense and not cooked all the way thru. I don't really recommend it - not worth the wait, honestly.

Thank Jesstrots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Kids, 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: +1 504-581-2914

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in French Quarter

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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.
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