Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde

My last day in New Orleans had to include a stop at Cafe Du Monde, the famous coffee shop established in 1862, known especially for its beignets, which are described on their site as "square French-style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar."

Beignets & cafe au lait

So, even though it was mind-numbingly hot, I sat outside on their (covered) patio and ordered beignets and a cafe au lait; yes, I was sweating a lot, but had to drink hot coffee because I wanted the total experience.

Beignets

So airy and perfectly sweet. These beauties made time stop for me.

Cafe au lait
Moments of true happiness may be fleeting, but they can be recreated easily at Cafe Du Monde. Although beignets are available elsewhere in the country, I have never been interested because I wanted to try them in New Orleans. As it turns out, I made the right decision.

Cafe Du Monde
French Market
800 Decatur Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ph: 504-525-4544

10 comments:

the actor's diet said...

i went there last x-mas eve for my bday breakfast! there was so much sugar in the bag it weighed a ton - can't wait to go back again this year!

Gastronomer said...

I cannot wait to try these famous beignets one day! I'm so happy to read that they lived up to their HUGE reputation.

weezermonkey said...

I can't believe you sat outside. There is A/C inside! ;)

K and S said...

despite the heat, it sounds like an amazing experience!

timefordinner said...

Oh my, those beignets look amazing! I've always wanted to try them at Cafe Du Monde! I'm tempted to buy the beignet mix from Cafe Du Monde at a grocery store but I'm sure it won't compare to actually being there! I'm glad you had a great time in New Orleans!

Hirono

Marie said...
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Marie said...

Lynn: Cafe Du Monde for birthday breakfast?! Sounds amazing and such a lovely way to start celebrating!

Gastronomer: You must try them. Man, they're so good.

Weezermonkey: The inside area looked small and therefore, I assumed it was crowded without actually verifying. I might have been in a heat daze. :P

Kat: It was such a delicious experience. I wish I could have three orders of the beignets right now!

Hirono: You should try making them at home, I'm sure they would be tasty! I hope you get to try Cafe Du Monde in person soon, though!

Passionate Eater said...

Like you, I would be willing to endure sweltering heat for Cafe Du Monde beignets and coffee!

Marie said...

Passionate Eater: Well, hello! Glad to see you're blogging again. :)

Lesly said...

Agreed!!! That's a very good experience!!! Although it is too hot!!!!