Cafe du Monde Beignets
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World Famous New Orleans Beignets & Coffee

It is 1862. The country is in the throes of the Civil War. The union troops capture New Orleans, President Lincoln has signed the Homestead Act and is preparing to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, and in the midst of all this turmoil, a tiny coffee shop opens in the picturesque New Orleans French Market. Named Café Du Monde, the stalwart little shop becomes known for three things. First, they only close on Christmas Day and when the occasional hurricane passes a little too close for comfort. Second, they specialize in the gorgeously rich, dark roasted coffee served, New Orleans-style, with a dash of chicory. And, third, they are famous for beignets, the plump, hot, sugared French-style doughnuts whose siren song entices both New Orleans natives and visitors to this day.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Cafe Du Monde has been featured on Man v. Food, on Food Network and in the New York Times. It is one of New Orleans most famous food attractions.

Cafe du Monde Beignets

World Famous New Orleans Beignets & Coffee

It is 1862. The country is in the throes of the Civil War. The union troops capture New Orleans, President Lincoln has signed the Homestead Act and is preparing to sign the Emancipation Proclamation, and in the midst of all this turmoil, a tiny coffee shop opens in the picturesque New Orleans French Market. Named Café Du Monde, the stalwart little shop becomes known for three things. First, they only close on Christmas Day and when the occasional hurricane passes a little too close for comfort. Second, they specialize in the gorgeously rich, dark roasted coffee served, New Orleans-style, with a dash of chicory. And, third, they are famous for beignets, the plump, hot, sugared French-style doughnuts whose siren song entices both New Orleans natives and visitors to this day.

We're not the only ones who love them!

Cafe Du Monde has been featured on Man v. Food, on Food Network and in the New York Times. It is one of New Orleans most famous food attractions.