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“Very crowded, but great beignets”

Cafe Du Monde Riverwalk Marketplace
Ranked #8 of 27 Bakeries in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $15
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast
Neighborhood: French Quarter
Reviewed July 17, 2013

During past visits to New Orleans, I passed up Cafe du Monde because I was put off by the constant, massive crowd. During my last visit, however, I finally got brave, and battled the crowd for a table, and was rewarded with delicious coffee and excellent beignets.

For first time visitors, you should be aware that you seat yourself, so you have to be quick, when you seen an open table. There is limited indoor seating, and it seemed, to me, that there were more open tables inside, because folks just grab the first table they see, outside. Go when you have plenty of time, because it takes a while for the servers to make their way to you. If you're interested in buying a can of Cafe Du Monde coffee, to take home, it's available all over town, and at the airport gift shop, but it's significantly cheaper at the cafe (about $6.50 per can). If you get it anywhere else you'll pay $1 - $3 more for the same product.

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Thank Amanda K
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Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

You must try the best benign in New Orleans as It will leave you wanting more. And maybe it is so good you might return to taste them again, it is up to you

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

After a day of site seeing and enjoying the French Quarter we decided to sample the wares of Cafe Du Monde. The coffee is ridiculously strong. The service was not great and actually they were a bit abrupt. The pastries were again nothing more than a funnel cake in a different shape. The crowd and the noise would encourage me not to return. It was just ok.

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Reviewed July 8, 2013

This icon can be overwhelmed with visitors, but the hot rich cafe au lait and hot beignets are a real treat. Listen to the buskers outside, or get in out of the heat.

Thank jjn0la
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

The entire Riverwalk Marketplace was under construction and we were there the last day they were letting anyone in. There were only 2 place to eat and about 5 stores still open.

Thank Karen L
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