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Cafe Au Lait

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307 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
(504) 528-9933
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Charleston, South Carolina
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Small cafe with musical adornment, the food is stellar. Their several styles of Eggs Benedict are definitely a safe bet, and you can't go wrong with their sweet buttercream pancakes.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Must go for the atmosphere and experience. Definitely Old N'Orleans. Wait stiff have been ther for decades.

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Asheville, NC
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95 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Cafe au lait is a great place to have beignets and coffee, among other things. The location is convenient with both inside and outside dining. Although it is not the most famous cafe with beignets, there is a short line and it is just as good. If you have a toast for beignets, give it a try.

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Thank AnnieGirl50
Airdrie, Scotland, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Don't miss a chance to sample the beignet and cafe au lait in this outdoor cafe in the French quarter . Donuts and coffee never tasted so good !don't wear black clothes, the powdered sugar goes everywhere..

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Thank Margaret Ann P
Summit, New Jersey
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115 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great cafe au laits and beniets. A small place but nice not to go to the main coffee place and avoid the lines

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Thank regidog
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

By far this is the best restaurant in New Orleans. Ate here with two business associates and we are excited as each course is brought to the table. clark is our waiter and his knowledge is second to no one. The River Gumbo and oysters were something you would write home to momma about - A++. We are absolutely In... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Ok - so it's a tourist trap. Ok - so the lines are long and the tables are hard to keep spotless on a weekend. All that aside, it's still "the" place for Beignets and Cafe au Lait in New Orleans. Inexpensive and unpretentious, there's a reason it's been there since 1862. drink the water, the beignets are loaded with... More 

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Lutz, Florida
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46 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

A little touristy, but one of my favorite places to take a break in New Orleans. If you haven't had chicory coffee - you find a better place to try it!

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Thank Michael H
Oklahoma City
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46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

To taste the beignets and milky chicory coffee is important when visiting this city. In the heat of the day skip it if you can't handle humidity, flies, long lines and stickiness. In the evening its a lot of fun.

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Houston, TX
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91 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

We came here because the reviews said they had good beignets and coffee. THERE ARE NO MORE BEIGNETS. We had pancakes which were good enough after they replaced one that was burnt. But is this what you come to NO for?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Cafe, French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 Chartres St, New Orleans, LA 70130-2216
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (504) 528-9933

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • 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.