Memorable | One of the Best
Cafe du Monde
Review by: Jane & Michael Stern
Café du Monde is the New Orleans coffee shop, and it has been since 1862. 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 to reveal your future.
Directions & Hours
|Meals Served||Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night|
|Credit Cards Accepted||No|