Cafe Du Monde
Legendary New Orleans coffeehouse
Cafe · French Quarter · $
The Zagat Review
"Scrumptious" , "piping hot" beignets sprinkled with "magic fairy dust" (aka confectionery sugar) and "out-of-this-world" coffee, including a "wonderful" chicory version, make this "legendary" French Quarter cafe one of "the best ways to start your day in the Big Easy" – or end it (it's open 24 hours); the huge, mostly open-air space is often "crowded" and service is "all function, no frills" , but "tourists and locals alike" are "greatly entertained" by the "people-watching" ; P.S. "don't wear black" – you're almost "guaranteed" to leave covered in powdered sugar.
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hours Open Today · 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
location 800 Decatur St, New Orleans, LA 70116, USA phone +1 504-525-4544 website directions Get Directions
Known For
Outdoor seating
Zagat Mentions of Cafe Du Monde
Google Reviews
We visited the shop at around 10 pm and still it was packed. They had a good system to maintain & handle the crowd though. Despite the large no of people being served, the waitress was sweet & prompt. Their coffee (doesn't matter which one you order) & the sugar drowned donut were delicious. It's also an excellent people watching spot as the seating area is open on all sides with a view into the colorful streets of New Orleans.
Arumugam Kannan · January 2, 2018
Nice street Cafe for getting some unique coffee. I like their French roast more than the chicory, but you only buy it in cans (that are sealed and require a can opener). They have a window for take-out purchases, and the entire place is cash-only with purchase prices calculated to be rounded to a quarter with taxes added. You can also sit down at a table if you want to get some coffee there (it'll be the one that has chicory mixed in), some fresh orange juice, or donuts. This is the only place that I've ever been to where I'd actually have the donuts — they're cooked fresh with decent ingredients and no glaze, completely different than all of the chain restaurants. They will have a mountain of sugar on them that you need to shake off. You probably only want one each, so be aware that they come in servings of 3. Worth trying at least once if you want to taste a real donut.
Charlotte M. Ellett · January 18, 2018
The only times I've been here a really late at night. Both times the donuts were good however I remember them being fluffier about 10 years ago. The cost has definitely risen but it's still very reasonable. You get three Beignets for $2.35. I recommend going here if you're visiting. Definitely go to the location near Jackson Square.
Alex Tran · January 17, 2018