on November 26, 2008
Donuts and coffee, really, what more do you want? Oops I mean Cafe Au Lait & Beignets! This laid-back, large outdoor seating Cafe is a must on your trip to New Orleans.Cafe Du Monde's original outpost consists of waitstaff in cute white traditional diner style hats, dozens of outdoor tables (covered in a tent during our November visit) and a cozy indoor space. The price was right for two people, with two cafe au laits and a plate of beignets at only $6. For those not in the know, "au lait" means half coffee and half milk. They also serve it dark, along with milk and chocolate milk and freshly squeezed orange juice. The menu is written on the wall - or you can order inside and take out.Grab a few friends and sit down for fabulous mini donuts covered with powdered sugar. Do not bring your diabetic friends here! The powdered sugar overflows from the beignets, and sugar is provided on the table to douse your coffee with also. There are additional shops including one in the Riverwalk. I walked by the one in the Riverwalk - it is in an unexciting basement area. Certainly stop by the original late one evening to people watch and enjoy a snack!Visit them online at cafedumonde.com or 24 hours a day in the French Market. Yep, 24 hours a day except Christmas day!
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