Cafe Du Monde

cafe du monde
I arrived at Cafe Du Monde thinking we were walking into a tourist trap. I expected mediocre food for outrageous prices but knew this is something you just don’t skip when in New Orleans. We sat down at one of the many outdoor tables and a waitress came by and took our order… 2 orders of beignets and 2 cafe au lait. A few minutes later we were covered in powdered sugar and happy as clams. I was soo wrong about this place. The beignets were hot, light, fresh and under $2 for 3! They could be making so much more money – I would pay double.



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5 Responses

  1. Sigh. This makes my heart ache. We visited family a few times a year in NOLA when I was little. Even as a kid, my parents let me have my own cup of cafe au lait and my own order of beignets. These pictures have me awash in nostalgia. Have to give you a bittersweet, “Thanks.”

  2. A tourist place, a local institution, really good food. Hard to pass up, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. The Cafe Du Monde is an amazing place. Powdered sugar topping a warm beignet is my idea of heaven.

  4. Damn, this post caught my eye on foodgawker, I missss my dear New Orleans. It truly is my 2nd home for the rest of my life. I’m from Holland (Europe) originally, and omg, even though I didn’t like Café Du Monde’s chicory coffee, this post makes me want to go back 🙂

  5. Must be 25 years since I was in New Orleans and I still remember how much I loved the beignets at Cafe Du Monde. I even bought their cookbook about 2 minutes after I ate my last beignet 🙂

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