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Café du Monde

800 Decatur St.
New Orleans, LA, 70116, United States
TEL: (504) 525-4544

The menu at Café du Monde in the French Market is simple, and almost everyone comes for the same combination: café au lait and beignets. New Orleans-style cafe au lait is made with scalded milk, coffee and ground chicory root, creating a slightly bitter flavor. It's a perfect pair with sweet doughnut-like beignets, which are puffy, fried squares generously topped with powdered sugar and served in sets of three. Other beverages are available, including iced café au laits (a blessing during the sweltering summer). Café du Monde's 19th-century, pavilion-style building is air conditioned and features high ceilings, tall French doors with sunburst arches, and big pillars.

Insider Tip:

Get your beignets to go and enjoy them as you stroll through the French Quarter Visitor Center or see the St. Louis Cathedral, both a block away.


Open / Closes
  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Family-Friendly Dining
  • Good for Groups
  • Kitchen Open Late
  • Patio/Outdoor Seating
  • Take-Out Available

Cuisine Type:: Coffeehouse


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