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“Famous Pastry & Confectioners Sugar”

New Orleans Famous Beignets
Ranked #6 of 93 Coffee & Tea in New Orleans
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Breakfast
Neighbourhood: French Quarter
Reviewed 30 March 2017

This is an awesome pastry that is fried and then coated with confectioner's sugar. It is a light, fluffy pastry served at the famous Cafe du Monde in New Orleans near Jackson Square. People say you can't come to New Orleans without stopping somewhere where the Beignets are served. And buy a box of the mix to take home to your friends and family members.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

You can read my previous review of Cafe Du monde to see my thoughts on that. We literally stumbled on this place when we couldn't get a seat at Cafe Du Monde and I couldn't have been luckier. The beignets here are necessarily better but the experience is definitely much better than across the square.

The beignets: these are much lighter, crispier and airy. They're actually hollow inside! I'm not saying they're better than Du Monde but they are excellent. Just be aware that there are different types of beignets. It's like a croissant versus a bagel. Both can fill you up but depends on your mood. (these are croissant like by the way).

Staff: So much friendlier than the other places. The counter staff here were sweet, helpful and a delight. Added to the overall experience.

As for price they're pretty much all the same. 3 beignets for roughly 3-3.5.

If you're sick of Cafe Du Monde or want to try a different take on beignets definitely​ give this place a shot. You won't regret it.

Thank AnthonyAlyssa
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

I don't get what the fuss is over the beignets at Cafe du Monde. The best beignets are here. They don't have that fried oil taste that most beignets have. The beignets are usually thin and crispy plus they definitely give you enough powdered sugar. I would recommend the beignets and the unsweetened ice tea. As far as the rest of the menu, I could not say.

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Thank Taylor H
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

We 'scientifically' sampled many beignets in town and these were the BEST! Flaky, crispy outside, lighter than air, with a hint of salt to set off the sweetness. Save yourself the wait in the Cafe du Monde line and give these friendly folks a try. Fillings like peach or seafood availability, cash only.

Thank Romy D
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Reviewed 17 March 2017

Take out Beignets!

Sometimes you want to walk and eat - this is the place for you! They do have tables or you can take out and walk the streets of the French Quarter. Wait in line to order from the full menu which includes excellent beignets. Easily as good as Cafe du Monde just a few feet away. Paying in cash makes everything move more quickly.

When your order is up find a table under the awning to people watch or stroll riverside along the walk to see the boats pass by. We tried the beignets and several lunch items. All were great and so easy to transport for a picnic!

There is inexpensive parking in the riverfront lot if you need a space. Just pay on your way out.

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