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Cafe Du Monde

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
+1 504-581-2914
00:00 - 23:59
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Massapequa Park, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My now husband had to bring his Northern love to this awesome place..... It is filled with lively staff and awesome coffee and these fluffy doughnut type pastries covered in powdered sugar, if you dont wear the sugar on your shirt while eating those treats then you didn't eat them right....

Thank Carrie S
Reston, Virginia
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After you sit down, just observe how inconsistent their servers are. There are extremely rude ones that could care less about their jobs, and there are ones that are smiling and nice to their customers. I noticed one guy shouting "Just sit anywhere!!!" to people who would ask him where to sit. He didn't even look at them, and he... More 

Thank skytide
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Cafe du Monde Beignets are the best! We avoided this place due to the line up, but finally visited on a cold and rainy morning before the crowds came out. We shook off the excess powdered sugar to reveal the crunchy but soft little pillows of bliss.

Thank Jeebropilly
Kansas City, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Long lines for fried sugar. The chicory coffee with milk was ok. We had to try the donuts though crossed it off the bucket list. No tables available so we sat on nearby bench and watched the people

Thank Loriann2017
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Any mention of New Orleans always seems to suggest that a trip there is incomplete without trying the beignets and cafe-au-lait at Cafe Du Monde. We were not impressed! The service was the least friendly of any where we ate in New Orleans, and to food the only disappointing dish we sampled and the only place we felt rushed. The... More 

Thank franlie1
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The best beignets in town. The cafe across from Jackson Square is tremendously busy so pick your time to visit carefully. Morning and late night are tough. You can find smaller Cafe DuMonds in some of fthe shopping venues downtown. Usually no wait.

Thank Robert P
Flemingsburg, Kentucky
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food and atmosphere are perfect. YES, it is crowded, but in a good way. Friendly and talkative location and oh so good food and coffee. The beignets were soo sweet and soo good! My first time and would so love to go back for more (especially the beignets).

Thank dmstorie
Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Everyone needs to eat here while visiting the area. It definitely gets crowded... if you can't find a table, stand in the "to go" line. The beignets and coffee are delicious!

Thank Melanie B
Kure Beach, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrive at this place were on a tight schedule to catch our shuttle ;back to RV park.at 7:30 PM They were not busy at all. No one offeed to wait on us and we were on a tight schedule in order to catch our shutte back to our RV park. AFter about 7-8 min I approached a waitress who... More 

Thank Cathyno3
Angie, Louisiana
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must for tourists just be prepared to wait in line. Super delish food. The service can be slow but worth the wait. Cash only. Take a walk down to the French market or across the street to the St Louis Cathedral.

Thank DFBrumfield

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  New Orleans>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 504-581-2914

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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French Quarter
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