Cafe Beignet in New Orleans – More Than Just Beignets

Beignets, Beignets, Beignets. This is all we heard before coming to New Orleans. Everyone was telling us it is a must to eat them. Plus, watching ‘Princess and the Frog’ eight hundred times you have to get a taste.

Beignets new orleans - cafe beignet

However, before diving deep into beignets only, I found Cafe Beignet which also offered a full menu for breakfast.

cafe beignet new orleans

I started my kids off with the breakfast first. This way I knew they were fed.

southern breakfast - cafe beigne

However, not too much to my surprise, beignets became our beloved food while in New Orleans.

Quick Facts On Beignets

  • Beignets are commonly known in New Orleans as a breakfast served with powdered sugar on top. But they are served all day long.
  • Beignets have been around in New Orleans for over two hundred years.
  • They were brought to New Orleans in the 18th century by French colonists.
  • They are a cross between a French pastry and an American doughnut.

What I Enjoyed About Cafe Beignet

  • The service is super in this cafe.
  • Even though there was literally a line out the door when we arrived to get in and order (it’s counter service only), the staff was super friendly and really cheerful.
  • The cafe gets super packed in the mornings. They also serve lunch and beignets all day. So you can come at a calmer time during the day.
  • And the outdoor seating area is worth the extra wait.

cafe beignet - outdoor garden



About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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