Cafe Du Monde

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Known for its delicious café au lait and yummy beignets Café du Monde (French for “Café of the World” or “the People’s Café”) is a renowned open-air coffee shop located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter.


It’s a New Orleans landmark and a must-experience tourist destination.  They use the coffee and chicory blend the Crescent City is famous for and steamed milk that makes this beverage so awesome.


There is nothing elegant about this place and it’s not meant to be. You find your own table, look at the menu on the napkin holder and order when the server comes. There is no tab and all sales are cash only. The server will deliver, usually very quickly, your order, tell you what you owe and you pay right then along with the tip. You can sit there as long as you like, no one will rush you to move on. Wanna order something else? Just flag a waiter and do so.


Originally, beignets were fried fritters, sometimes filled with fruit. Today, the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried. An order of beignets is 3 and comes with powdered sugar all over it in generous quantity. If you wear black it will get all over you no matter how careful you are! We sometimes like to order the beignets with no sugar to get the taste of the confection by itself. These are also good for dipping in the coffee before each bite.


Open 24 hours a day, the perfect place to end the evening or start the day. If you go there late at night during Carnival season you may see couples dressed in evening gowns and tails on their way back home after one of the numerous balls. There is also a stand in City Park


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