If you visit New Orleans you MUST go to the Café du Monde. Preferably the original one in the French Quarter. It’s best to eat beignets sitting on the Mississippi River, listening to the calliope music from the steamboat Natchez and looking at Jackson Square across the street. BUT, if you can’t make it to that one, don’t want to deal with the crowds and parking in the French Quarter, or forget and are heading to the airport, this one is a great option. In fact, it’s on the way to the airport! You can exit Interstate 10 at Clearview Pkwy, eat, and be back on your way to the airport in no time.
This location has all the same great things as the original location. All you need are beignets (pronounced ben-yahs) and a cup of café au lait. You can also grab Café du Monde souvenirs, beignet mix and the coffee and chickory mix they use to make their café au lait.
Made it to the original Café Du Monde today down in the French Quarter of New Orleans. The place has been here since 1862. Beignets and a cup of café au lait, simply delicious as always. Two things to remember about this location. #1 is they’re open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So if you’re partying in New Orleans and need a sugar and caffeine rush at 3:00 AM to wake you up and help you continue partying, keep this place in mind. #2, and most important, they ONLY take cash. This is a must stop location for any tourist.