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Café Du Monde

Café, Dessert Shop, and Coffee Shop$$$$
Central Business District, New Orleans
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8.3/10
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  • Tabitha M.
    "The coffee was great and the beignets were delicious."(43 Tips)
    Nicole E.
    "Beignets and cafe au lait were delicious!"(10 Tips)
    DONOVON W.
    "Don't wear black here."(3 Tips)
    Jesse M.
    "Warm Powdered Biegnets and Hot Chocolate...Yum!!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Ryan R.
    Ryan ReevesAugust 26, 2017
    Terrible over rated. You have to be drunk to find anything redeeming about the coffee and food.
  • Allen P.
    Allen PerryJuly 11, 2017
    Make sure you have cash. It's simple...beignets and coffee...get there before 9 to avoid the line.
  • Tabitha M.
    Tabitha MojicaJuly 3, 2017
    The wait for a table seems long but usually goes pretty fast. The coffee was great and the beignets were delicious.
  • Maricel D.
    Maricel DungayaFebruary 27, 2017
    Frozen mocha au lait taste good together with the beignet. 👌
  • Dusan M.
    Dusan MilenkovicJanuary 26, 2017
    Just take a coffee and beignet, sit by the river and enjoy.
  • John D.
    John DukeNovember 14, 2016
    Everything
  • John B.
    John BakerSeptember 10, 2016
    The beignets and cafe au lait!
  • Marq J.
    Marq JohnsonJuly 9, 2016
    Iced cafe au lait. Beignets are fabulous too!
  • Denis O.
    Denis OstirJuly 8, 2016
    Better than the original place on Decatur.
  • Virginia E.
    Virginia EkblomJune 21, 2016
    These sugary pillows of perfection
  • Celine M.
    Celine MApril 15, 2016
    Beignets and frozen coffee!!!
  • Derrick H.
    Derrick HaireJanuary 20, 2016
    The shrimp and grits.
  • Nicole E.
    Nicole EparvierJanuary 12, 2016
    Beignets and cafe au lait were delicious!
  • Ms. S.
    Ms. SeymoreNovember 9, 2015
    Beignets mmmm.
  • Ms. S.
    Ms. SeymoreNovember 9, 2015
    Coffee👍💓
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AmundsonOctober 12, 2015
    Better than Cafe Beignet!
  • Tye W.
    Tye WOctober 7, 2015
    You can't visit the city of New Orleans and not stop here for some beignets
  • Michal S.
    Michal SlominskiOctober 2, 2015
    Beignets and coffee
  • Diana Chriscille A.
    Long line but the beignet is worth it! 😊
  • Greg R.
    Greg RApril 18, 2015
    Well you gotta do it. Rain every day so couldn't go to the original location but thus mall location had the same beignets.
  • Arun B.
    Arun BablaniMarch 28, 2015
    Nice, warm & fresh!
  • Erica L.
    Erica LittleMarch 18, 2015
    Beignets are good....
  • Jess C.
    Jess ConnorsMarch 16, 2015
    Long waits but worth it.
  • Plwm B.
    Plwm BwmMarch 14, 2015
    Great coffee and smaller queues than the French Quarter location
  • Emily A.
    Emily AndinoMarch 10, 2015
    The line is long, but it moves fast. Good spot for breakfast--take an order of beignets to go and eat them on a bench in Jackson Square.
  • Soxinly
    SoxinlyFebruary 26, 2015
    One word: Beignets! Don't care much about cafe au lait.
  • Basem M.
    Basem MousaFebruary 23, 2015
    Love it ....
  • Tye W.
    Tye WFebruary 18, 2015
    Great beignets
  • Ricardo R.
    Ricardo RosalesDecember 28, 2014
    lot of people
  • Mark V.
    Mark VearyDecember 6, 2014
    Of course the Beignets were great but trying to get service early in the afternoon was frustrating. We ended up getting take away. It was worth it though and the place seemed less busy in the evening
  • Yeow Meng C.
    Yeow Meng CheeNovember 18, 2014
    The beignets here are very good, but I can't say the same about their cafe au lait.
  • Erika Enid
    Erika EnidNovember 5, 2014
    Awesome to share it
  • Terence D.
    Terence DeeseAugust 14, 2014
    Nice quiet atmosphere
  • Jesse M.
    Jesse McGeeAugust 8, 2014
    Warm Powdered Biegnets and Hot Chocolate...Yum!!!
  • Tanita J.
    Tanita JohnsonJune 12, 2014
    The beignets are wonderful.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew ReichJune 3, 2014
    Walked here to EAT- No food
  • Mandy B.
    Mandy BMay 25, 2014
    Good but don't get the hype :/
  • Anthony M.
    Anthony McCrayApril 8, 2014
    Their beignets are awesome!
  • Peter L.
    Peter LadaOctober 23, 2013
    Beignets: Cafe Du Monde. As much as it's a cliché, it is what it is. It's cliché for the right reason. They make coffee, chicory, and beignets. That's the menu
  • John H.
    John HaberlandJune 10, 2013
    DO NOT go to the Riverwalk location, it's terrible -- the beignets were rocks. Make the trip to the "original"/"real" one on Decatur.
  • Julia U.
    Julia UrazaevaMay 13, 2013
    ...don't wear black, haha...this is true! Too much sugar, but very tasty;-)
  • Eric S.
    Eric StumpfApril 21, 2013
    If you eat beignets outside be sure to be upwind. Enjoy!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsApril 18, 2013
    NO classic, a must see. Featured on Man v. Food and Food Paradise (Donut Paradise)
  • Linda M.
    Linda MiklowitzJanuary 1, 2013
    Look for the tall older Creole man who busses your table while he croons. Classy!
  • Tini H.
    Tini HoDecember 26, 2012
    Awesome beignets to die for
  • Fiona F.
    Fiona F.September 17, 2012
    This place is overrated! Bad service, attitude and the table, chairs and floor were dirty while employees were sitting!!
  • Peyton
    PeytonJuly 12, 2012
    Hot chocolate is creamy and rich best served in the winter! 
  • El
    ElJune 28, 2012
    Try the frozen cafe au lait. It's great when it's 95* out! The Riverwalk location is NOT "cash only," which is great.
  • Charlie W.
    Charlie WilsonJune 19, 2012
    Make sure and bring cash as they only take cash.
  • Trevor C.
    Trevor ChambersJune 13, 2012
    They need a line for just beignets so I dont have to wait for someone to pick up 10 coffees
  • Mary Ann N.
    Mary Ann NavarreteMay 18, 2012
    Biegnets are awesome! Watch out for the big ratatouilles!
  • Bill B.
    Bill BoemannsApril 29, 2012
    Don't try to clean your own table or the tall man will get on to you.
  • Chad G.
    Chad GerhardtApril 22, 2012
    Worst service model ever. Long lines and the staff at the pick up window ignore you.
  • Tiffany B.
    Tiffany BlackMarch 28, 2012
    Pick a table with a view so you can people watch as you enjoy you enjoy your beignets and cafe au lait.
  • Rachael W.
    Rachael WhibbsMarch 20, 2012
    Having Beignet with the girls while the guys have meetings.
  • Jen C.
    Jen CJanuary 22, 2012
    If you do anything here, skip dinner and stuff your face with beignets.
  • Amy A.
    Amy ArnoldJanuary 3, 2012
    Dodge the tourists and go to Cafe Beignet on Royal or Bourbon. Alton Brown told me so.
  • Trevonte C.
    Trevonte CarlsonOctober 26, 2011
    $3.99 for really bad cup of coffee. I literally mean the worst coffee in have ever had. This seattle guy knows his coffee! :-(
  • Dave G.
    Dave GOctober 26, 2011
    I've been to New Orleans many times & being a tea drinker, I have never stopped here. After many friends begged me to try CdM, I finally gave in... and WOW! Cafe au lait & beignets are outstanding!
  • Phoebe L.
    Phoebe LOctober 23, 2011
    Can't beat cafe au lait and beignets ...service isn't exactly 4 star but don't let that stop you. Definitely head inside if you don't feel like waiting in line. And DON'T WEAR BLACK! haha
  • Richard B.
    Richard BronoskyOctober 20, 2011
    FOR BEST (FRESHEST) RESULTS: 1. Go inside to avoid the patio line. 2. Order drinks, NO BEIGNETS. 3. Order beignets when drinks arrive. The servers have to wait in line for drinks, but not for food.
  • DONOVON W.
    DONOVON WilliamsOctober 18, 2011
    Don't wear black here. Powdered suga EVERYWHERE!
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HamptonOctober 10, 2011
    Must see in French Market area
  • Richard B.
    Richard BronoskyOctober 8, 2011
    There is 1+ hour line for the patio. Everyone just gets in line. If you skip the line you can go indoor where it is self-seating.
  • Ben K.
    Ben K.September 24, 2011
    Bring Cash! They don't take credit cards.
  • Ruben G.
    Ruben GarciaSeptember 4, 2011
    Seems like the employees could care less about the customer. Dirty!!
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan StephensAugust 21, 2011
    Beignets were disappointing. Not fluffy or fresh.
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 8, 2011
    Oh yeah. Giddy up! Not a bad treat for just a couple of bucks!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeAugust 8, 2011
    Watch how they magically convert a little flour, oil, and powder sugar into wads of cash in front of your very eyes...
  • Ralph B.
    Ralph BagnallAugust 5, 2011
    Beignets, Beignets, Beignets
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ConradMay 30, 2011
    Beigbets, clearly.
  • Food & Wine
    Food & WineApril 26, 2011
    The divine beignets (doughnuts) at this New Orleans institution are served warm with a generous coating of powdered sugar.
  • Danielle A.
    Danielle AmbroseMarch 22, 2011
    Best coffee I've ever had! Service could use some work.
  • Antonio R.
    Antonio RosarioAugust 19, 2010
    Best Beignets in the world
  • Sandra C.
    Sandra CochraneApril 29, 2010
    Order cafe au lait and beignets....what else?
  • Gunz
    GunzApril 18, 2010
    relax with an iced coffee and beniette
  • Melissa L.
    Melissa L.March 21, 2010
    You must order some Beignets. And either some coffee or chocolate milk to drink!
  • Perlititita C.
    Los bignets son deliciosos, imposible salir de Nueva Orleans sin azúcar en los bigotes
  • Luck S.
    Luck SchwarzNovember 28, 2015
    No puedes dejar de ir, un lugar tranquilo de café muy rico...
  • Don E.
    Don EvansJuly 15, 2011
    cafe au lait
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