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“Simply delicious”
Review of Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde
Ranked #2 of 59 Coffee & Tea in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, French, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Takeout
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Sanford, North Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
148 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Simply delicious”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The beignets were to die for - cafe au lait, delicious. Wish this were closer to home. We walked in for a mid-morning 'snack' and found that we had little room or need for lunch.

Visited January 2013
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed February 1, 2013

A wonderful start to the day before you go exploring. Situated across the street from Jackson Square it is one of the oldest and most recognized cafes in NOLA. It's always busy so be prepared for a short wait, this is a good time to meet new friends who are also waiting in line. You must try the Bignets with your favorite coffee or hot chocolate it is wonderful. Make sure you don't wear dark clothes and make sure you use the servettes provided otherwise you will be covered in powdered sugar :) Half the people who left looked like there had been a white explosion in their lap.

  • Visited January 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fried bread and powdered sugar”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

Went there with my wife who said she had gone before and I had to try it. As far as I can tell, they serve 1 item called a beignet which must be french for fried donut. Restaurant was crowded, chaotic, and hard to move around in. It was all covered outdoor seating. I must be in the minority expecting this cherished NOLO institution to be better since the customers just kept on coming for coffe and fried bread. And they only take cash also. At least I can say been there, done that.

  • Visited January 2013
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Dayton Ohio
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“Experience it”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

I can't remember where I read this - "If you don't like the Cafe Du Mond, then you don't understand New Orleans" - but it's true. You really need to visit this place when you're in NOLA, if only because it's part of what makes the city unique. I'm not talking about the food court outpost in the Riverwalk mall, but the original location in the French Quarter. Sure, you might fall in love with the beignets, oily from the deep fryer and smothered in powdered sugar; or the nutty flavor of the chicory coffee; or the bustle of the 24-hour operation across from Jackson Square. Or you might not. This is not fine dining, it's a journey into the culinary and cultural history of the city. I always get sinfully covered in sugar but I'm not fond of the coffee. The service is often rushed, especially when all of the tourists converge at once. So what? That's part of the atmosphere, so dive in up to your neck and experience it.

  • Visited October 2012
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“Can You Say Bignets”
Reviewed January 31, 2013

Well if you have never had a fresh hot bignet smothered in powdered sugar, you are in for a real treat. This is the home of the bignet. It's like a fried french doughnut then somthered in powdered sugar and you drink it with a hot cafe au lait or hot chocolate and you end up in a sugar coma. the line is out the door most of the day. They are open 24 hours. This is iconic to NOLA and a must do unless you are diabetic or allergic!!! YUMMY!!! They also sell their mix to take home and try to make them yourselves. Just not the same.

Visited January 2013
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