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Cafe Du Monde

800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
+1 504-581-2914
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“beignets” (18,050 reviews)
“fried dough” (730 reviews)
“funnel cake” (586 reviews)
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00:00 - 23:59All hours
800 Decatur St, In Front of Jackson Square, New Orleans, LA 70116-3306
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We’d heard a lot about this place and so we went. OMG! The beignets melt in your mouth. Forget about the calories and just enjoy. I also brought back a cup with the logo as a wonderful reminder. A must when in New Orleans!

Thank Mishka01
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Classic stop that lived up to its reputation. Just grab a table. Try to go early. I went about 9am and got a table right away. By the time I passed by at 11am the line was down the block. Reasonably priced with good coffee...More

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Make sure you are not waring Black pants when you go to this New Orleans staple. The powered sugar which is piled high will get everywhere. I really enjoy doing some people watching at this place as everyone’s face has a rim of sugar around...More

Thank Captaintonyflkeys
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went there for the classic beignets. They were great and are very similar to Italian zeppoli. They only except cash so be aware of that. There was a long line but it was mid day. They are open 24 hours a day.

Thank Derek S
Reviewed yesterday

We went here because is a thing to do, best place I ever ate by respected chef Alton Brown. I was expecting this fritters to be more like an elephant ear from the fairs, crunchy, tasty, sweet. instead is just fried dough, yes fried flour...More

Thank karlatravels
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The wait to sit down at Cafe du Monde can be brutal but the line for food-to-go is considerably shorter. It is worth trying one of their beignets-they’re a bit smaller than Cafe Beignet’s beignets which I liked- and cafe au lait.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We sampled a large variety of beignets in New Orleans (tough duty) and found these to be the best. The wait can get extensive, though ours varied from short (a couple of minutes) to none. However, we walked by late morning on a weekend and...More

Thank Bill2100
Reviewed yesterday

because if you are reading this you must be one of the 3 people on the planet still unsure of whether you want to eat at Café Du Monde. Here's why you should: because you are in New Orleans... because if you don't do it,...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just have too go! Not the same anywhere else. Have cash and you pay when served so people can't ditch. It is seat yourself and constant turn over. We did not have a wait at 9 am on a Thursday morning.

Thank Jeanine H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cafe Du Monde was a perfect start to our day. We had two orders of beignets and a large coffee each. Beignets were hot and delicious so was the coffee. You gotta go try them.

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Bruce W
3 September 2017|
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Response from Rich B | Reviewed this property |
Bruce, There are no savory beignets at Cafe Du Monde. You can have regular beignets or pralines. There are two types of coffee there, French Roast or Chicory. The line is always long and always moves fast. There is... More
21 August 2017|
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Response from Russell S | Reviewed this property |
23 July 2017|
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Response from Cindy P | Reviewed this property |
4 pm. shouldn't be that crowded and if you wish you can get stuff to go at the take out window. They are famous for their beignets. fried dough pillows with powdered sugar. be prepared to have powder sugar all over you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
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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