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Cafe du Monde

813 Decatur St., New Orleans, LA - (504) 581-2914
Posted By Sean Fluharty on 11/8/2004 5:35:00 PM
You would think that there's nothing spectacular about fried wedges of dough dusted heavily with powedered sugar, and I thought the same thing 15 years ago when I moved to Louisiana from Pittsburgh. Yet every time I'm in the Crescent City, I feel compelled to make a trip to Cafe du Monde. There's nothing better on a Saturday or Sunday morning than a plate of beignets and a cup of cafe' au lait. The bustling crew of waiters and waitresses, the long line of customers, the spilled sprinkles of sugar on the ground, and the pigeons fighting for any morsels which might reach the ground. It's a unique dining experience, not one to be missed.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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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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