Follow this tip for fast service at one of the most popular cafes in New Orleans

If there’s a line for table service at Café du Monde in New Orleans, head around back to the takeout window and get your coffee and beignets to go. Enjoy them overlooking the river right next door, or in Jackson Square.

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