Established in 1862 and serving cafe’ au lait and beignets ever since, this historic coffee stand is located on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. An order of beignets includes three of the pillow shaped crispy fried yeast dough squares topped with a generous amount of powdered sugar. It is open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day with the exception of Christmas Day and the occasional day a hurricane passes through the area, in fact it did close for Hurricane Katrina at midnight before the storm hit and remained closed for about two months. During this time the owners took the opportunity to renovate the kitchen while the population was also returning and in the initial stages of rebuilding. The French Quarter location re-opened up to great fanfare on October 19, 2005 and has remained open since. Since the 1980’s Cafe du Monde has opened up many retail locations at local shopping malls in and around New Orleans and the Northshore.
Never been cheated at this place, if calories didn’t count I would eat breakfast at Cafe du Monde every morning!
Cafe Du Monde
800 Decatur St
New Orleans, LA 70116