Though not one of first places I ate at in New Orleans, I thought that a post on the iconic Cafe Du Monde would be an appropriate induction of New Orleans fooding adventures. I mean, I have been anticipating my beignets and cafe au lait at this New Orleans establishment made in 1862. Even more excited than me was my aunt who took a road trip with me from Houston...
The classic green and white striped canvas shed of Cafe Du Monde greeted us as we arrived on a chilly night after a delicious meal. We had to wait for indoor seats at 8pm, but the turnover is pretty quick so it's not too big of a problem. We shared an order of the beignets, which come in threes, and I had the cafe au lait, since I don't usually take my coffee black. On a cold chilly night, a cup of cafe au lait was exactly what I needed! Though not espresso, their coffee is made with chicory, which is apparently an Acadian thing. The chicory does add body to the coffee, and I would recommend spoiling yourself with some coffee with those beignets!
The beignets, which are fried fritters, have the mouthfeel of a doughnut - so if you have a hard time imagining what they are, that's what they are like. They're covered in an insanely generous amount of powdered sugar, which completes the deliciousness that is a beignet. They're actually quite filling, so be prepared to share an order of three, or go on an empty stomach!
Cafe Du Monde (Website)
Cafe Du Monde (Facebook)
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA
#: (504) 525-4544
Tips: Bring CASH! Open 24/7 except Christmas and New Year. Satisfy your sweet-tooth at any hour!