A must-do New Orleans experience. The powdered-sugar encrusted beignets go great with the cafe au lait. Don't wear dark clothing, as the sugar gets all over everything! Customer service is efficient, but not especially friendly... but considering the crowds of people descending upon this place every day, the staff does an admirable job. Oftentimes, there are street musicians playing at the entrance. I heard bad acapella Christmas carols one day, and the next day, Beatles songs being played in a flamenco style by a superb young guitarist... so you never know what to expect. (Kind of like New Orleans itself). I began every day with a visit to Cafe Du Monde, and that is a routine I highly recommend!