Burt Benrud Jr

Café du Monde: New Orleans

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Yes, it’s touristy. Get over it. This French Quarter
institution at the upriver end of the French Market is always open, from
morning sipping to after-dinner chilling. The people-watching is wonderful, as
is the house specialty of café au lait. Coffee is roasted with chicory root,
once used to stretch coffee supplies during times of war. It turned out that
New Orleanians like the bite and tang of chicory.

Local Knowledge: The beignets with coffee are like
cream with strawberries—not entirely essential, but they make life far more
interesting. —Wayne Curtis

America's Coolest Coffeehouses

Café du Monde: New Orleans

Yes, it’s touristy. Get over it. This French Quarter
institution at the upriver end of the French Market is always open, from
morning sipping to after-dinner chilling. The people-watching is wonderful, as
is the house specialty of café au lait. Coffee is roasted with chicory root,
once used to stretch coffee supplies during times of war. It turned out that
New Orleanians like the bite and tang of chicory.

Local Knowledge: The beignets with coffee are like
cream with strawberries—not entirely essential, but they make life far more
interesting. —Wayne Curtis

Burt Benrud Jr

America's Coolest Coffeehouses

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