on July 13, 2007
No trip to New Orleans and the French Quarter is complete without a trip to Café du Monde, located across the street from Jackson Square. While they do have shops in malls and in other parts of the area, having a Café au Lait and the beignets at this legendary outdoor coffee shop cannot be missed. The menu is simple: Café au Lait and beignets. Oh, they also have hot chocolate and soft drinks as well. Come on in, seat yourself, and one of the staff (surprisingly mostly of Asian descent) will come by to take your order. There is no need to ask for the check as you are expected to pay when your order arrives.Prepare to be covered in powdered sugar at the end of the experience. But do try to dust off before leaving or you will become a walking billboard of where you were earlier.
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