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Cafe du Monde: "You can't leave without trying a beignet" Cafe du Monde Tip by Jefie

Cafe du Monde, New Orleans: 39 reviews and 66 photos

  A beignet from Cafe du Monde
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      A beignet from Cafe du Monde
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      Cafe du Monde in New Orleans
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  • Take-out counter at Cafe du Monde - New Orleans
      Take-out counter at Cafe du Monde
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Still on our quest to sample most - or if possible all - of the local food available in New Orleans, we made the obligatory stop at Cafe du Monde. This little coffee place has been around since 1862, and they're mostly known for their "beignets". "Beignets" is the French translation of doughnuts, but I've never come across anything like it in French cuisine. In fact, the recipe was brought to New Orleans by Acadians (later to be known as Cajuns in the U.S.), and I'd describe it as fried dough sprinkled with powdered sugar (and in case you're wondering why they give you a small glass of water, it's actually so you can wash the sugar off your fingers once you're done eating!). I'd be scared to find out how much fat these little square pastries hold a piece, but this is definitely the kind of food you need to enjoy without thinking about calories. You can get an order (3) of beignets for $2.50, and to go with it Cafe du Monde serves fresh orange juice, regular or chocolate milk, or their famous cafe au lait. That's all there is on the menu but really, what else would you want?!

Cafe du Monde is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (except on Christmas Day).

Favorite Dish: We tried beignets at a couple more locations in New Orleans but quite honestly, my favourite ones were at Cafe du Monde.

Address: 800 Decatur Street
Price Comparison: least expensive
Directions: French Quarter
Phone: 504-581-2914
Price: less than US$10
Rating: 4
Theme: Local

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 31, 2011
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