Beignets and Café du Monde

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The original Cafe du Monde

I recently went on my first trip to New Orleans with my parents.  When we arrived, the first thing my mom wanted to do was eat beignets.  A beignet is a French deep-fried pastry similar to a fritter.  The beignets in New Orleans are covered with a hefty amount of powered sugar.

So on our first morning we set out on a quest for beignets at the famous Cafe du Monde (French for cafe of the world).  This open-air cafe was established in 1862 and is located on Decatur Street across from Jackson Square.  It is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and closes only on Christmas day.  The only food item on the menu is the beignet that comes in a serving of 3 and they offer chicory coffee.

Since I was not familiar with the layout of the city that first morning, I made a mistake in our navigation and we ended up at a satellite location in the Riverwalk outlets at the Port of New Orleans rather than the original location.  This smaller Cafe du Monde had more of a local flair and less tourists so we were able to enjoy more of the people working there.

My error in not finding the original location of the cafe that morning was an excuse to have another serving of beignets during our stay!

It was at this point I knew I would love New Orleans since it’s a place that accepts fried dough as a breakfast food.

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Flat Jean enjoying beignets

 

 

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