Next up on the New Orleans foodie faves list is Cafe Du Monde. Located near Jackson Square, their large green awning and patio seating is hard to miss when you’re in the area. And that large patio is usually filled so it was time to find out why. Cafe Du Monde is seat yourself so at about 2:30pm I grab a seat by the sidewalk so I can watch the street action go by.
Menu’s are at each little marble-topped table and it’s a small one. Beignets, coffee, drinks and that’s about it. A young man in white paper cap stops by and grabs my order for 3 beignets and a cafe au lait coffee. Prices are very reasonable here about, $3 and $2 respectively for those items. Looking around under the darkened patio, people are happily munching away on their treats and sipping java, ahhhh!
Again, service here is quick given the volume they do here. Five minutes later I get a small plate of beignets doused, covered, poured over with confectionery sugar! The beignets are smaller than Cafe Beignet, not that I can really see them under all that powdered sugar, maybe 3″ square. I take a bite trying to keep as much sugar on top and yum! Very crisp, bumpy outside and light inside. The surface area does a good job holding the sugar on which makes for a very sweet bite. .And even though they’re smaller that’s not a bad thing. I eat my plate of three and I am totally stuffed, ugh…
I sit out there sipping their excellent coffee (most coffee is really good in New Orleans), covered in powdered sugar. I must have looked like a little pig to all the passer-by’s on the sidewalk but the beignets were so good I didn’t care. Time to turn over the table, so I brush the powdered sugar off my pants and head out, very happy with my visit to Cafe Du Monde. Like Acme Oyster House, a super-popular tourist spot but Cafe Du Monde delivered some delicious beignets and I’d definitely come back. Just remember to put a napkin down over your pants before diving in, you’ve been warned…
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116