Cafe Du Monde
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- 95%Local Culture
- 76%Budget Travelers
- 70%Family Travelers
- 60%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 58%Adventure Travelers
- 56%History Buffs
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- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 5Sep 24, 2013
Sure, it's touristy, but they make the best beignets your lips will ever touch. Made fresh, and at $2 for 3 you'll be tempted to order a dozen. Their cafe au lait is wonderful, and you'll want to take a can of their chicory coffee home with you. Open 24 hours a day!Recommended for:
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Aug 31, 2013
This is a New Orleans MUST! Everyone should go here at least once when they visit. Beignets and Cafe Au Lait (or iced coffee if its too hot out) are the perfect snack for a day in the French Quarter. And, correct me if I'm wrong, one of the workers there told me it was the first business to re-open after Katrina hit.Recommended for:
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Aug 15, 2013
Beignets covered with lots of powdered sugar and steaming café au lait are on my mind every time I think of New Orleans. There is no better place to have them than at Café du Monde. Every time I visited New Orleans I bought a box of beignet mix to make them at home. Of course, the ones I made were not even close to the real ones.Recommended for:
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 8Jun 25, 2013
Light, puffy donut like concoctions sprinkled with sugar served with a cup of chickory coffee and hot milk - beignets and cafe au lait; they are world renown. Come anytime day or night... Find a table though it may be bustling, and that is part of the fun people from all over the world coming to sit at little tables surrounded by confectioner's sugar! Cafe Du Monde is right across the street from Jackson Square, center point of the city with the Cabildo (museum) and St Louis Cathedral. It is a social hub of the city with artsts, musicians, clowns, and fortune tellers usually present to add to the atmosphere. Cafe Du Monde is a true New Orleans Experience! Not to be missed...
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversFoodiesLuxury TravelersHistory BuffsMar 10, 2013
Open 24 hours and takes cash only (there is an ATM on site), during the day time street musicians will setup shop and play for those in the outside dining area. If keeping clean is your thing, don't eat anything with powdered sugar, you'll just lose the battle.
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Apr 23, 2014
Great people watching spot across from Jackson Square. I'd advise going early the first day and grabbing an order of Beignets and a cup of cafe au lait (about $6 total cost). And if, like I did, you decide they make the perfect combo pick me up, you can swing by the to go line in the back of the place for several more classic Neworleanean experiences. Very, very messy - if you get a bag of 3 to go, you'll have a pound of powdered sugar in the bag that will get on everything. Fun though!
- Cafe Du MondeCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureFoodies+ 4Sep 27, 2013
Nom nom nom! A trip to New Orleans isn't complete until you've had at least one serving of Cafe Du Monde's legendary beignets. PRO TIP: The cafe is open 24/7, so you can avoid the crowds by stopping in later at night. Just try to be careful if you bring a bag back to the hotel, or you'll end up dusting the whole place with powdered sugar!Recommended for:
- Cafe Du MondeAmbassadorMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Feb 20, 2013
Those freshly fried beignets (all that powdered sugar!) and that chicory coffee will be the perfect way to start the day for me in New Orleans. It's a must visit when in the French Quarter!
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 08, 2012
came here twice in our stay. what's not to love? easy seating, no waiting (not when we were there anyway), affordable beignets, huge pieces, great coffee, in and out, free jazz music (pls tip them!)
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 6Jul 04, 2012
The beignets here are really good and I like that there are no frills. Get here early in the morning if you are going on a weekend or during heavy tourist season -- the line can get crazy.
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofArt & Design LoversLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 14Jul 15, 2014
TIP: go here after midnight, don't wait in line during the day in the sun
Evvverrrryyone told us to go here. We went around midnight on a weekday. Found a table real quick and got fast service. Weekend night was a bit busy but we didn't have trouble looking for a table.
I couldn't believe how ridiculous the line was saturday morning when we passed by it during brunch time.
Beignets were great. Served fresh with powdered sugar. I can't remember if I got coffee here but people are raving about those too. We appreciated it more when we tried another beignet elsewhere. I bought their mix as a souvenir (it's cheaper to get it there than at the souvenir shop).
I think its a best snack to eat after a busy night at the frenchman quarter or bourbon st.Recommended for:
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Jul 22, 2014
When I mentioned I was heading to NOLA, everyone told me I should visit this place.
My review amongst the 4k won't exactly convince you to go but in case you're reading, I highly recommend you do pencil this place in.
Cafe Du Monde wasn't anything like I expected. Seating is mostly outdoors which isn't exactly my thing but I'll take what I can get especially with limited time on my hands.
Bring cash. It's cash only and seat yourself and then order and enjoy. Your order will be brought quickly and once it is, have the appropriate amount of cash plus tip ready to go. There a lot of people and they need to hustle so don't make them wait.
If you go during peak hours, you'll be waiting in a line. We actually got here late on a Friday night and found the place to be mostly empty which was great. I'm not a big fan of beignets but if you are, you'll love them here. They come smothered and covered with powered sugar so dress accordingly. What I did love however was the coffee - the cafe au lait. I could have endless cups of that and sadly there are no refills but it's cheap enough.Recommended for: