Café du Monde (Coffee of the World) is a coffeehouse located in the New Orleans, Louisiana area. It is a famous landmark and tourist attraction in the city.
There is also a Café du Monde in Shreveport, Louisiana, and one on Bourbon Street in the New Orleans Casino Hotel. The original location is at 800 Decatur Street.
The business began as a coffee stand opened by French immigrant Pierre DuMonde (1810–1886) on Decatur Street in 1862. The building was destroyed by fire on April 14, 1918; however, it was rebuilt using salvaged materials from other buildings. It has been owned by the Tolin family since 1932.
In 1946, the restaurant was purchased by Fred Wolfe, whose father-in-law had been the manager of the business since 1914. In 1947, he added beignets to the morning menu and “dressed them up” with powdered sugar. The café’s maple syrup sales have been credited with helping to save sugar cane farmers after Hurricane Betsy in 1965.
Café Du Monde is a French-style coffeehouse located in the heart of the historic French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. With its decadent beignets and hot chocolate, it is a popular destination for both tourists and residents of New Orleans.
Café Du Monde has been in business since 1862 and is still located on the same block in the French Quarter. Their coffee is prepared from coffee beans shipped directly from Jamaica, ground to order, and brewed in large copper kettles.
The best way to order Café du Monde is to make your selections and place your order by phone. That way you will avoid mistakes, receive the personal attention and benefit from the experience of our staff in helping you select the perfect coffee.
You have a choice of either our regular coffee or decaf when ordering by phone. Please specify which you prefer. (Our Regular Coffee has a caffeine content of approximately 40mg per cup.)
The Café Du Monde company consists of a coffee roasting operation and a retail operation, both of which are located at the same address. The retail store is not open 24 hours as is often reported. It is open from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Café Du Monde is one of New Orleans’ most famous restaurants and tourist attractions, opened in 1862 by Jean and Pierre DuMonde on Decatur Street in the French Quarter. The restaurant serves beignets, coffee, and chicory-flavored coffee drinks (most notably café au lait), as well as Jambalaya, Gumbo, red beans & rice, PO-boys, and other Louisiana cuisine. They also sell packaged beignets and pastries to go.