Cafe Du Monde

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by kimntrent on December 23, 2004

What an awesome little café. They're open 24 hours a day. You sit down, have a few beignets with all that powdered sugar, a cup of joe with or without chicory, or hot chocolate, and watch the world go by. They don’t offer anything other than beignets. No eggs, potato, bacon, or toast here. But it’s a not-to-miss when you go to New Orleans. This café is always packed. They do have a small indoor section, but mainly patio seating under an awning. When it rains, they roll down the side awnings to have it enclosed. They also have a to-go window inside the restaurant. Have patience, and don't hesitate to be aggressive when a table does open up, you will not be the only one that wants it. Also, most of the waitstaff don’t speak very good English. Have patience with them. Words of wisdom: Don't ask too many questions. Last time we were there, they stood there expecting a tip right after we paid. You do have to pay once your food arrives. This place is an icon. If you don't want to be involved in this don't go. Lastly, if you get a little powdered sugar on yourself, good job--just don't wear black.

Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116
(504) 525-4544

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