New Orleans Restaurants

Café du Monde

  • 800 Decatur St. Map It
  • French Quarter
  • Café
  • Fodor's Choice

Fodor's Review

No visit to New Orleans is complete without a chicory-laced café au lait paired with the addictive, sugar-dusted beignets at this venerable institution. The tables under the green-and-white-stripe awning are jammed with locals and tourists at almost every hour. If there's a wait, head around back to the takeout window, get your coffee and beignets to go, and enjoy them overlooking the river right next door or in Jackson Square. The most magical time to go is just before dawn, before the bustle begins. You can hear the birds in the crepe myrtles across the way. The metro-area satellites (there's one in the CBD at the Port of New Orleans) lack the character of the original.

Restaurant Information

Address:

800 Decatur St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, USA

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Phone:

504-525–4544

Restaurant Details:

  • Reservations not accepted

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