Cafe Du Monde New Orleans – Our Second Home in NOLA

Beignets turned out to be not only the food of choice for my kids, but we found ourselves eating them literally for breakfast, lunch and sometimes dinner. And this was true for four out of the seven days we were there. Needless to say, I gained at least five pounds of beignet goodness, something that will take me a very long time to forget.

And where was all this eating being done? Cafe Du Monde.

This famous restaurant became our second home for us.

Why Cafe Du Monde New Orleans Is the Place To Be

When I say we spent almost as much time here as in our hotel, Maision Dupuy, I’m totally not lying.  After discovering this awesome spot we were here two to three times per day. The fact that it’s located right off of Jackson Square where the coolest street performers and artists display their talents, made it that much more of a fun place to keep returning to.

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What I loved most about this cool spot was that the menu was super basic:  Beignets, Cafe au Lait, orange juice, hot white and milk chocolate and that’s it! Why can’t every restaurant be this easy?

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And it is so cheap – $2.49 for three beignets. Which is enough to feed a child, with some leftovers for mama. Who can beat a price like that for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Plus, free entertainment – all.the.time.

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If beignets weren’t so scrumptiously fatty, I would have been the happiest mama on earth. But, unfortunately, they don’t exactly fall into the super food category. Just a super-food during traveling.

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Did You Know Cafe Du Monde is Full of History Too?

  • The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market.
  • The Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, closing only on Christmas Day.
  • The Original Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop. Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh squeezed Orange Juice.
  • The coffee is served Black or Au Lait.
  • In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe.
  • In 1985 a second Cafe Du Monde was opened by the Fernandez Family in a suburban shopping mall, The Esplanade Mall.
  • In 1986 a third Cafe Du Monde was opened in the Rouse Co.’s Riverwalk Marketplace.
  • Now there are a total of eight Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands in the New Orleans Metropolitan area.

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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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