You gotta do it. First, it's tradition. Second, it's really good! The key to Cafe du Monde is eating the beignets immediately. Get them to go, so they're served in a bag, and then open said bag right away and eat them on the spot. Watch yourself -- they are extremely hot. There's nothing like the sight of opening that bag and seeing a mountain of white sugar powder hiding the little golden pillows. Dare you to eat just one. Also awesome is the coffee. The slightly burnt taste of the chickory is really pleasing with the sweet of the beignets. Cafe au lait iced is the way to go.
When visiting New Orleans, you must stop into Cafe DuMonde. The coffee and beignets are out of this world. Seating can be cramped at times. So, if you'd rather not mess with it, get your order to go and find some place in the beautiful French Quarter to sit and enjoy. Word of advice: When you go to take a bite of your beignet, hold your breath. Don't breathe in because you'll choke on all the powdered sugar and don't breathe out because you'll cover whoever is there with you in powdered sugar. No matter what happens, savor the flavor and enjoy!
Cafe Du Monde is in perhaps the best part of New Orleans. A few blocks away from the party strip of Bourbon Street which tends to get smelly and crowded, Cafe Du Monde is a great open air cafe with some of the best beignets you can ask for. The coffee is pretty good as well. Overall, a great experience for a reasonable price. Tables are a bit messy so know before you go that this is no 5 star cafe. Also, due to its popularity, Cafe Du Monde is a little crowded and table space is hard to get sometimes.
People who have given this a bad review know nothing of New Orleans. Cafe DuMonde has been around since 1862. Sure there are pigeons--It is an open air cafe. Staff is wonderful with the quantity of people they serve. Yes, it only serves Beignets and Coffee. Get a life people if you knew anything about NOLA that is the only thing it has served since the 1800's and no, I do not live in New Orleans. I am a well-read West Virginian who travels.
The beignets are really good. The service- not so much. It takes a while to get served because it's always crowded. Didn't know this going in, but they only serve beignets- no other food. Some in our party we're really hungry and disappointed. They ended up leaving to go somewhere else. The rest of us enjoyed them when we finally got them. It's definitely worth stopping by while in town.
I've visited this location several times and have never had a bad experience! The staff is fun, talkative and knowledgeable. The staff and beverages they provide really make this store feel like home.
The staff here is very friendly , and gets u ur coffee promptly w little wait.... Love my coffee experience here, live close so come here everyday before work to start my day :))
Amazing place to visit. The atmosphere is unbeatable and so are the warm beignets and cafe au lait. Parking can be difficult to find.
No matter how many times we have been to N.O., we always make a visit here for a tasty, hot beignet and great coffee
These guys are great and so nice I wish Starbucks prices were lower but I always have a pleasant time there