Café du Monde

800 Decatur St (at The French Market), New Orleans, LA 70116, United States
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  • Mon–Sun
    • 24 Hours
$ $ $ $
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • MTV

    One of my favorite places to eat in New Orleans! - Preston, Real World: New Orleans

    MTV · August 9, 2010
  • Travel Channel

    Start your day off with a classic taste of New Orleans; coffee and a beignet. As seen on Travel Channel’s Man v. Food Nation.

    Travel Channel · November 7, 2011
  • Team Coco

    "If you're ordering the delicious French-style beignets here, don't wear black." - Conan O'Brien

    Team Coco · November 11, 2011
  • David O.

    Get the Cafe Au Lait and an order of Beignets!

    David Ortez · April 15, 2010
  • carolynn

    Do not leave this city without eating a beignet!

    carolynn · February 13, 2010
  • Michael G.

    order beignets per person. be sure to cover yourself with napkins unless you enjoy the powdered sugar look

    Michael Galpert · November 1, 2009
  • Food & Wine

    The divine beignets (doughnuts) at this New Orleans institution are served warm with a generous coating of powdered sugar.

    Food & Wine · April 26, 2011
  • Nico

    Spill powdered sugar on your pants.

    Nico · January 23, 2011
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Cafe Au Lait And Beignets

    Foodspotting · January 14, 2011
  • jake f.

    Come at 4am and eat your beignets with the local musicians. Pro tip: dont breathe out of your nose whilst beigneting unless you want a powder sugar face.

    jake furst · February 4, 2011
  • Harry Z.

    Must see. Get beignets and a cafe au lait, then use the sugar from the beignets to sweeten it.

    Harry Zol · June 3, 2010
  • Serious Eats

    The quintessential New Orleans beignet experience, especially if you hit up the French Quarter location. Try them with chocolate milk.

    Serious Eats · December 4, 2013
  • HBO

    Treme happened here. A destination for locals like Creighton Bernette and Antoine Batiste, famous for Café Au Lait and beignets.

    HBO · September 3, 2011
  • Richard B.

    Order yourself a bunch of beignets and coffee after partying all night in the city. It will sober you up.

    Richard Burl · January 20, 2010
  • Scott o.

    Why are people leaving tips about getting beignets here? It's what they fking serve here.

    Scott of Atlanta · November 18, 2010
  • Jennee M.

    As a first time visitor, I was told I had to get a beignet and coffee. It didn't disappoint. This is must do in New Orleans!

    Jennee Molus · March 27, 2010
  • Tim J.

    Late night beigets (fancy donuts), open all-night!

    Tim Julien · June 3, 2011
  • AustinPixels

    Don't wear a black shirt

    AustinPixels · May 22, 2010
  • NOLA Nites Concierge | Meloney Smith

    We love tracking the trail of beignet dust along Decatur Street to its point of origin at Café Du Monde

  • Steve C.

    Beignets and hot chocolate by far the best combo

    Steve Cobb · March 21, 2010
  • Foodspotting

    Try the Beignets

    Foodspotting · December 21, 2010
  • Adriana C.

    Don't wait in the long line of tourists. The cafe is self-seated, so walk on in and grab a table.

    Adriana Campos Woods · January 15, 2012
  • Project195

    Go early!A day when you aren't hungover.If you're there before 9 AM, the service is fast, and the place is clean.

    Project195 · July 17, 2010
  • Clark C.

    Much better when ordered to go. You can "shake an bake" them in the bag to really cover them in powdered sugar.

    Clark C. · July 25, 2010
  • Brian W.

    coffee!!! beignets!

    Brian Wong · March 19, 2010
  • Tammy Q.

    Don't wear black clothes. Order the frozen cafe du monde as your drink. Sweet and delicious

    Tammy Quach · December 30, 2009
  • Andrew P.

    Sure, the beignets are great, but did you know you can buy the powdered sugar from Leroy just down the street? $80 a gram sounds a bit steep, but it's a tasty pastry.

    Andrew Polk · March 2, 2012
  • Dan V.

    Snort the sugar.

    Dan V · April 10, 2011
  • Chelsie D.

    A must. It's as simple as that.

    Chelsie Dmalta · August 3, 2010
  • Michelle D.

    Suggested: Dunking your beignets in your cafe au lait or hot chocolate!

    Michelle DeForest · September 16, 2011
  • Jodi

    If the line is long, go to the back to the take out window!!

    Jodi · June 4, 2011
  • Bob M.

    DON't wait in the long line with the rest of the tourists to get a table!! Go to the entrance next to the building and SEAT YOURSELF like the sign says!

    Bob Mackey · February 10, 2013
  • Brielle 💖

    If you haven't had beignets from Café Du Monde, you haven't lived!!

    Brielle 💖 · February 3, 2013
  • Marie L.

    The only way to start your journey in New Orleans - a large Cafe au Lait!

    Marie LaCassa · August 20, 2011
  • Let's Go

    Find this cafe in the heart of the Quarter and go for a beignet, the fried, puffed-up doughnut that is a French Quarter tradition. Enjoy with a cafe au lait! Read more

    Let's Go · April 10, 2011
  • Dani A.

    Use the free glass of water to dip your sugary fingertips after munching on the beignets!

    Dani A · July 9, 2010
  • Chris H.

    If you like coffee, you will love this place. Nothing like coffee with chicory and a hot place of benigets! Listen to the guy playing the trumpet while you enjoy the ambience.

    Chris Harvey · October 7, 2011
  • Clemson T.

    If you don't go here. Punch yourself in the face.

    Clemson Tom · September 12, 2011
  • Shaina (CreoleChick)

    Go early during week or Sunday. Don't wear black. Grab 1st table you see even if dirty. If you never had beignets before, your 1st experience should be here & if you have you should eat here once.

    Shaina (CreoleChick) · March 19, 2012
  • Damien B.

    Try the Beignets

    Damien Basile 😈 · December 3, 2010
  • Patrick H.

    Be prepared. The line is LOOONNNGGG.

    Patrick Healy · November 7, 2010
  • Dilara Sultan

    yum, walk there - so when you finish you'll start burning off those xtra calories! get there early... really.

    Dilara Sultan · September 29, 2010
  • Thai B.

    servers fresh benets. Yummy pastries that if you come to New orleans you better not miss.

    Thai Bui · June 9, 2010
  • Di

    Be sure to bring cash only and note - don't wait for someone to sit you. Sit yourself, otherwise you will wait forever!

    Di · April 27, 2010
  • Joe D.

    Prepare to wait service is slooooow...

    Joe D · March 11, 2010
  • Kiersty

    I love beignets! They are delicious fried, sugary yummyness.

    Kiersty · November 2, 2011
  • Tony P.

    A Nola must. Best coffee ever.

    Tony Pennino · August 23, 2011
  • Beebe T.

    Make sure to tip the street performers right out front!

    Beebe Tran · September 29, 2010
  • Szoke S.

    This is where In & Out Burger meets Crispy Cream doughnuts. Great touristy thing to do.... just to say you were there!

    Szoke Steve · March 20, 2010
  • mark m.

    stop in between 10pm and 6am, I'm working the night shift, Geaux Saints! Read more

    mark mayhew · January 23, 2010

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