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Cafe du Monde
Cuisine: Bakery, Beignets, Coffee Shop, European, French, Local Specialty
Price Range: $
Café du Monde is a pilgrimage most visitors make when they come to New Orleans. A French Market landmark, the café is renowned for its beignets, which are fried dough covered with powdered sugar.... Read More
Café du Monde is a pilgrimage most visitors make when they come to New Orleans. A French Market landmark, the café is renowned for its beignets, which are fried dough covered with powdered sugar. The menu is succinct, cafe au lait, orange juice and beignets, cash only, please. Since opening in 1862, Café du Monde has been the spot locals and tourists flock to for savory chicory coffee, café au lait and light pastry desserts. All can be enjoyed while soaking in the foot traffic of Jackson Square while sitting at the cafe. This place is an institution, and the first restaurant to reopen after Katrina. Table service and 24/7 hours are scheduled to resume in September.
800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116
- Beignets: "Eat your beignets by the river - there are benches facing the Mississippi just steps from the famed coffee house."
- Best for Beignets Because: Cafe du Monde is the gold standard when it comes to the sweet version of beignets.