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 ofTrendstersLocal 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 ofTrendstersLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Jul 03, 2012
Stop at the Cafe Du Monde anytime of the day; it's open 24 hours! Don't come for the ambience, because it's not much to look at. Come for the beignets (French donuts that are loaded with powdered sugar) and the coffee.
- Cafe Du MondeMember ofTrendstersLocal 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 MondeMember ofTrendstersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 4Oct 25, 2013
Do not leave New Orleans without having Beignets! Those fluffy, powdery pillows of dough are to die for. I have heard that you can skip the wait if you go later in the evening instead of in the morning.
- Cafe Du MondeCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofTrendstersLocal 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 MondeMember ofTrendstersLocal 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 ofTrendstersLocal 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 ofTrendstersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 3Jun 23, 2014
Cafe Du Monde is the other well known place to get your beignets. In my opinion, it's the BEST place. This place is like a Denny's, since people can drop by at all hours of the night and get your beignets fix. At all the times that I visited, it was in the middle of the night so there was always an open table to sit my drunk trunk down. When I made the trek out there during the morning, I would see a line stretching for a block with probably over an hour wait. As much as I think these are the best beignets you can get, don't do that and just come late late at night.
-=-Beignets-=- Simply the best. Yes it's covered in the same powdered sugar, but these seemed more enjoyable. I can only explain the difference in that maybe they undercook it a bit so that you have a lasting doughiness. With that said, the only way to eat these is fresh. Wait any longer and they get harder.
- 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: