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Café Du Monde – French Market

800 Decatur Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 USA

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  • Outdoor
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The Original French Market Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the French Market. The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas day, and when the occasional hurricane passes too close to New Orleans. The Original Café Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year.

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Reviewed by
Cullen Brown

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  • 67 Reviews
  • 96 Helpful
May 27, 2014

Without a doubt the most touristy thing you can do while in New Orleans. That said, their beignets are out of this world and where, without a doubt, the best I had while in New Orleans. Expect a line. Cash Only. Quick and efficient.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
zlahdenpera

  • 6 Reviews
  • 2 Helpful
April 04, 2017
Rated 5.0

Very touristy but if you want to try it, go late a night after some drinks ;) The other beignets around town are just as good. Grab some dough and iced coffee and head over to the canal to watch some boats

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Oliver

  • 68 Reviews
  • 26 Helpful
November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

Almost always pretty busy, but the iced coffee was pretty refreshing and the beignets were amazing! I could go for a beignet any time of the day. Do have cash and check it out!

2 people found this review helpful

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Anna Hider

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  • 1,414 Reviews
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September 04, 2014
Rated 4.0

Yes it can get crowded and sort of totally covered in powdered sugar, but the beignets are so damn tasty. And try a cafe au lait with the chicory coffee...it's not for everyone, but when in Rome...

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Sfreiling

  • 84 Reviews
  • 9 Helpful
March 05, 2017
Rated 4.0

Very crowded, but worth the trip. Table service is quick, since when you order you pay when your waitress brings it. We had coffee and beignets. One order was plenty for the three of us, since they are very sweet and loaded with sugar. We compared the beignet's taste to a funnel cake.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Agnes

  • 66 Reviews
  • 50 Helpful
July 01, 2014
Rated 5.0

Cafe du Monde is everything New Orleans, it's bustling with life at all hours and is always an interesting treat. You come here for the beignets, the coffee, and to people watch. The perfect place to take it all in- just don't wear black.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Jane

  • 13 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
November 02, 2021
Rated 5.0

Definitely would go again, and again!! The Frozen Coffee was perfect, the Beignets fantastic! Music from the street musician added to the ambiance. We were there in the late morning. The line moved quickly. Patio seating only, but the view is great. Lots of powdered sugar! Yummy!

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JosephJoelEdelman

  • 8 Reviews
  • 3 Helpful
September 16, 2017
Rated 4.0

Very Touristy, heavy traffic. I love the environment here. Bought my beignets to go then I can eat it by the river.

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  • 1 Review
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July 02, 2017
Rated 5.0

Best beignets in New Orleans!

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ashlie.davis.7

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  • 10 Helpful
July 01, 2017
Rated 4.0

Super busy and cash only, it's worth the wait for those yummy beignets though.

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Café Du Monde – French Market

800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116 USA

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Open now until 8:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Sun - Thu: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Lunch
  • Coffee
  • Dinner
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  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
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  • Outdoor Seating
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