Cafe Du Monde
Cafe Du Monde
French Quarterview website
800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116+3306
Cafe Du Monde Description
You can't visit New Orleans and not try a beignet (a doughnut-like pastry, covered with powdered sugar) and some of Café du Monde's famous dark-roasted chickory coffee, both of which are local specialties. Café du Monde now has many locations, but the Decatur Street stand in the French market is the original, open since 1862.
- Take your pick. Coffee is served either black our "au lait" style -- mixed with a generous serving of hot milk.
- Don't just eat and run. The seating area is right in the heart of the French Market, a great place to people-watch.
Just the Facts
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, closed 6 p.m. December 24, opens 6 a.m. December 26.
Reviews of Cafe Du Monde
By UnkaMark November 15, 2007 | Los Angeles, CA
What we loved:
The beignets are delicious; the place is a landmark. Go!
What we didn't love:
Can be crowded and noisy, but its fun
Youve got to go to Cafe du Monde when youre in N.O. - its a great place to grab a mid-morning snack, a late afternoon rest stop, or for an after-hours binge. Kids will love the casual, slightly messy atmosphere seating is all outdoors, on a huge covered patio; street performers hang nearby too so theres plenty of action to keep everybody intrigued. Just keep an eye on them as N.O. can be hectic. ALL they have are beignets, so its not a lunch place, just a brunch or snack destination.br/br/ Read More