Cafe du Monde – A Sugary Treat in the French Quarter

Cafe du Monde – A Sugary Treat in the French Quarter

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It’s nearly impossible to have a true New Orleans experience without indulging in some beignets at Cafe du Monde. World famous for it’s cafe ‘au lait, beignets, and the opportunity to people watch.

Being so popular, this place is always so super crowded!  We lucked out and found an open table a few minutes after we arrived & it was beignets & hot chocolates for 2!  We each ordered beignets, and got this delivered to our table:

It was the most delicious, yet powdery (and therefore super messy and super sticky) doughnut I have ever consumed.  I was in a sugary hot cocoa coma that day too. 
Being open 24 hrs a day/7 days a week, this is as good as it gets! Go anytime you like, for breakfast, lunch, an afternoon snack, or a midnight craving after you experience the thrill of bourbon street (if you’re lucky enough to be able to stand afterwards!) They mostly only serve beignets, coffee, and hot chocolate, but the beignets are just THAT good, there’s no need for anything else.

They’ve been around since 1862…so they’re obviously doing something right!  Look at them go!

The beignets are light, just fluffy enough, and the powdered sugar .. ohhh, the powdered sugar. Pure Love.

Piping hot beignets, delicious hot cocoa…what more can a girl ask for while on vacation?  You can even take some beignet mix home and attempt to make the powdery goodness yourself!


But it’s a “must-do” in NOLA, so stand in the to-go line or hang around waiting for a table, and enjoy the delicious smells. You’ll get powdered sugar all over you, but whatever.

Believe the hype. It’s that good.


PRO TIP: Go at “off” hours- meaning when most other people are not eating.  We went around 2/3pm, when others were full from their large lunches of po-boys or gumbo.

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