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Visiting Café du Monde in New Orleans
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One of the most famous cafes in the city with an open air coffee area to sip your favourite beverage in an outdoor seating right below the stars with an amazing arrangement of lights and decoration. The café serves an amazing range of beignets, chocolate beverages, coffee and other milk beverages which are considered the best in the city as well as the country. The place is a must visit for all the caffeine lovers and also for those who would love to spend time eating under the sky their favourite piece of brunch: the Beignets.

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Coffee Dates at Café du Monde

Coffee Dates at Café du Monde

The French Quarter: Location of Café du Monde

The French Quarter: Location of Café du Monde

Also known as the Old Square, the quarter is one of the oldest areas of the city and houses the Café du Monde. A number of historical buildings are housed in the quarter which depict great architecture and hold significant designations. Other than the cafe, a number of other hotels and restaurants are present in the square which include Antoine's Creole Cottages, Tujague's, Brennan's, The Hotel St. Pierre, Hotel Monteleone, Omni Royal Orleans, the Astor, Royal Sonesta, Bourbon Orleans, Central Grocery and many more.

The French Market nearby Café du Monde

The French Market nearby Café du Monde

The French Market comprises of a number of shops and buildings which are of commercial use and the area has been spread up to six blocks almost. The beginning of the market area is marked by the structure of Café du Monde. A number of fresh food stalls are housed in the market which includes sea food, desserts, fruits, vegetables, Cajun food, crawfish, Creole cooking and much more. On weekends, the market is busier than usual. A few musical events are also conducted in the market for free. The market also houses the New Orleans Jazz National Historic Park. A Flea Market Stall and Farmer's Market are also located in the French Market.

Best of the food items at Café du Monde

Best of the food items at Café du Monde

Beignets are the main and only food item that is served at the café. Most of the locals and tourists who visit the place are in search for beignets. However, the cafe also serves hot chocolate, white chocolate milk, dark chocolate milk and desserts, freshly squeezed orange juice, dark coffee and much more. Their café au laitis one of the most recommended caffeine beverages.

Insider Tips

How to Get Tickets?

Tables can be booked online as well as offline on a call. It is easier to book them online as it saves time and you can be sure of a booking beforehand. Reservations can be easily made online through this website and payment can be made here itself through online transaction safely .

How To Get Around?

Public transport are available everywhere. Most attractions are easily reached by using subway and continue with walking that takes about 5-10 minutes. You can also rent a car for yourself for the entire trip and plan your trip accordingly.

What Should I Wear?

Since its café and the nearby places are also quite informal, anything comfortable and casual will work. You can go a pair of pants or trousers along with a buttoned blouse and scarf. A pair of heels will complete the look. Boys can go for pants and shirt as well with a pair of boots. You can also go for skirts and crop tops with a little hint of accessories.

Facts

Best Time to Visit

The months starting from February and lasting till May are the best time to go to the city as the weather in the city is cool and the air is breathable. Also, the city is less crowded. The rates of the hotel room and other stuff is not much expensive too.

Currency

US Dollar

Will I Need a Guide?

A guide is not needed as the website has all the information regarding your trip and also about the city. The website will guide you about all the places and attractions. A guide is totally unnecessary.

How To Get There?

You can start from the Louis Armstrong International airport and use the local shuttles to reach the city. You can rent a car from your hotel or airport to reach the place. You can also take a public bus or a taxi. Some places are at a walking distance and can be reached if taken the subway on foot.

Addtional Info

You must keep all your travel documents and cash safely. Do not leave your luggage unpacked in your hotel rooms when you leave the room. Get in touch with locals to get a route plan so that you can plan your trip accordingly. Keep your cash distributed in several places. Do not carry a lot of cash with yourself while sight seeing. Stay away from large crowds as they can have pickpockets.

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