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Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 USA

Open Now
Tue 12a-12a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
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“a traditional coffee shop”

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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Cullen Brown

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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.

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November 16, 2014

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!

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Anna Hider

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September 4, 2014

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...

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July 1, 2014

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.

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March 5, 2017

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.

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September 27, 2016

The first stop I take anytime I'm in the French quarter! Coffee unlike anything you've had and out of this world beignets!

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September 20, 2016

A very busy place. It didn't matter what time we went there, there was always a line up. Seating was hard to find and expect to serve yourself. But the beignets were amazing and so worth it, we went back twice.

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September 14, 2016

Obviously, one of the stops that every first-time New Orleans traveller must go to. Like Bourbon Street, Cafe du Monde is one of the places that people all over the world hear about and, frankly, must visit in order to have the complete new orleans experience. Make sure you bring cash to pay and tip. And if you go during the busy season, there are numerous Cafe du Monde locations outside of the french quarter that are less touristy and never busy. Visiting one of these outside locations may give you the opportunity to meet some locals!

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August 11, 2016

So good after bars

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July 29, 2016

Definitely the most touristy thing you can do. Beignets were delicious. And the frozen cafe au lait was amazing for the warm and humid morning. A local gave us a top to walk in and find an empty table and stand by it to wait for it to be cleaned vs. waiting in the line... So we did. And it worked out fine.

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Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116 USA


Open 24 hours today
  • Sun - Sat: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking

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