Cafe Du Monde – New Orleans, Louisiana

After our visit to ACME Oyster House and walking around window shopping for awhile we went to Cafe Du Monde in New Orleans for dessert.

Large outdoor patio

Large outdoor patio

“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. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French -style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year.
Beignets were also brought to Louisiana by the Acadians. These were fried fritters, sometimes filled with fruit. Today, the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar.”
We got two orders of beignets, so we could take some home. They came out hot and covered with powdered sugar. They were so yummy, and fresh. While we were there we enjoyed some music from a group of men playing on the street. They were wonderful and lots of fun to watch. It was such a comfortable atmosphere, we could have probably sat there all day.

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