May 30, 2007

Iced Café au Lait and Beignets at Café Du Monde

POST #    2496

Onto New Orleans! One of our first stops in New Orleans was Café Du Monde, a café famous for its beignets. It's a stop that every tourist to the city needs to make, no? For those unfamiliar with what a beignet is, here's a simple explanation: deep-fried dough with powdered sugar on top. The Café Du Monde website explains them thusly: "the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar." Pretty straightforward. They also say that historically, they were sometimes filled with fruit and brought to Louisiana by the Acadians (the word that Cajun originated from). The coffee they serve at Café Du Monde is a coffee-chicory mix, a custom also brought to New Orleans by the Acadians. What can I add about the beignet? They are awesome. That's pretty much it. There's also a ton of powdered sugar as you can see. There's so much of it that the floors, tables, and chairs are covered with it. On a somewhat breezy day (as the day we went was), you can't leave without being covered by the stuff.

The coffee that I ordered while there was my first ever. Quite a milestone, I think. And if that last photo isn't sexy enough for you, check this one out.

Posted by tien mao in Food/Drink, Louisiana, Photos, Travel at 7:35 AM



Café Du Monde is one of my most favorite places ever. I would happily fly there every morning for breakfast if I had the option.

Posted by: cupcake at May 30, 2007 3:04 PM

Wow, no comments on the Neil photos? Well, I would like to comment, but I don't know how one types that sexy cat sound (rrrroar! yeah, that's not it).

Posted by: Margaret at May 30, 2007 4:49 PM

Those beignets are pretty great. You drank coffee?

Posted by: Joe at May 30, 2007 6:50 PM

crazy, right joe? it was the first coffee that i ever ordered for myself. ever! insanity.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at May 31, 2007 12:20 PM

so....what did you think of the coffee?? how did you take it (milk/sugar/black)?

Posted by: jeannette at June 3, 2007 2:39 PM

jeannette - it was a iced café au lait, so with milk. i also added plenty of sugar, but it didn't help much as it didn't melt.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 4, 2007 8:53 AM

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