Beignets at Café du Monde

By Viator, July 2015

0 1 Reviews | Add your review

Café du Monde, recognizable by its green-and-white striped awning on Decatur Street across the street from Jackson Square, is the city’s premier place to be “French.” At all times of the day, the tables are full of visitors feasting on the café’s famous beignets and chicory coffee.

A beignet, basically “fried dough” in French, is a deep-fried square, doughnut-like pastry topped with powdered sugar. Served warm, they are nothing short of heavenly. Add a cup of coffee made with chicory and you have yourself the quintessential New Orleans breakfast or afternoon snack.

While away some time on the café’s patio, people-watching and shading yourself from the hot Southern sun. The 24-hour café, which was first established as a coffee stand in the French Market in 1862, is only closed on Christmas Day.

Tours & Tickets

See all

New Orleans Food Walking Tour of the French Quarter

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 108 Reviews

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 3 hours

From USD $54.99

New Orleans Kids Only Exploration Tour

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Duration: 2 hours

From USD $30.00

See all

Viator uses cookies to improve your experience on our website. Learn more about how we use cookies and how to change your cookie settings | Close message