Beignets at Café du Monde
Written by Viator, April 2011
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.