City Eats: Café du Monde, New Orleans


This time of year, I reminisce on time spent in New Orleans. Though our trips to the city have never been during Mardi Gras, we typically order a King Cake from Louisiana during the season and talk about trips past. These particular photos were taken before I even knew how to properly use my camera! Pre-Europe, pre-baby, so early in Jason’s and my marriage. It is amazing to think of all the trips we have taken since; but New Orleans is the first real place we adventured together and Café du Monde, our first foodie experience. NOLA will always hold a special place for the two of us.

Café du Monde is one of those must do experiences when visiting New Orleans. Though there are definitely other places to enjoy café au lait and beignets, Café du Monde has a storied history. Touted as ‘The Original French Market Coffee Stand,” the café has been around since 1862. The café is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only time the café closes is on Christmas and the occasional hurricane.

Interesting to note: beignets are the state’s official doughnut.


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