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Cafe du Monde

813 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA - (504) 581-2914
Posted By Michael Stern on 1/23/2008 10:09:00 AM
Café du Monde is the New Orleans coffee shop, and it has been for about a century and a half. It is always open, and the characters you’ll meet here – any time of day, but especially at odd hours in the middle of the night – are among the Crescent City’s most colorful.

Seating is mostly outdoors, and chances are good that you will be serenaded as you sit under the awning by street musicians of the French Quarter. The menu is limited to chickory coffee, either black or au lait (with a lot of milk), white or chocolate milk, orange juice, and beignets. Beignets are wonderful: square, hole-less donuts, served hot from the fry kettle and heaped with powdered sugar.

After leisurely coffee-sipping and beignet-eating, you can stroll across Decatur Street to the place where fortune tellers, tarot card readers, and palmists set up shop every evening and discover your future.

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The signature dish of Cafe du Monde, and the great breakfast pastry of New Orleans: beignets, hot from the fry kettle and smothered with powdered sugar.
"The signature dish of Cafe du Monde, and the great breakfast pastry of New Orleans: beignets, hot from the fry kettle and smothered with powdered sugar."
Michael Stern





A friendly smile and warm beignet.
"A friendly smile and warm beignet."
Elise


Those are beignets the the background, accompanied by one dark roast coffee and one cafe au lait.
"Those are beignets the the background, accompanied by one dark roast coffee and one cafe au lait."
Michael Stern


A delicious mess!
"A delicious mess!"
Tamulator Nospam


A place to have history for breakfast (or any time of day)
"A place to have history for breakfast (or any time of day)"
Michael Stern


Customers eating beignets and drinking coffee are being serenaded by a trumpeter who frequently stops by early in the evening.
"Customers eating beignets and drinking coffee are being serenaded by a trumpeter who frequently stops by early in the evening."
Michael Stern


My parents took this on their wedding trip to NOLA!
"My parents took this on their wedding trip to NOLA!"
John Coon


Arrive breakfast-time and there will be a line stretching out a block or more in length.
"Arrive breakfast-time and there will be a line stretching out a block or more in length."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle


The dining area expands and contracts through the day and night as necessary, but there are ALWAYS people enjoying beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde.
"The dining area expands and contracts through the day and night as necessary, but there are ALWAYS people enjoying beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde."
Bruce Bilmes and Susan Boyle



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