CAFE du Monde New Orleans

AMERICA’S GREATEST CAFE? Is Cafe Du Monde New Orleans

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America’s Greatest Cafe? What and where is it? Where? First thoughts might run to the culinary capital of America, New York .. You’d be wrong. Though we have many fine cafes in New York and probably the city with more great cafes than most of America, when it comes to AMerica’s number 1, single best, undisputed champ, America’s Greatest Cafe, one stands alone, with whoever number two is, it’s a distant second, America’s Greatest Cafe is without a doubt Cafe Du Monde in The French Qaurter of New Orleans .. Wow, was that a mouthful or what ..

Cafe du Monde is America’s best cafe on two fronts. Number one being that they serve this World’s Best Beignets (French Donuts “No Hole”), and the World’s Best Chicory Coffee “Cafe au Lait” … Second the ambiance and physical of the place is wonderful. Number 3, the customers, the people and amount of people that go there, and that just about everyone who goes there (about 99%) makes at least one stop at Cafe du Monde on their trip ..  There are no statistics on it, but I’m pretty sure that more people have had coffee at Cafe du Monde than any other Cafe in the World, including cafes that are older .. Speaking of old as far as cafes or any restaurant or any business goes, Cafe du Monde has been around serving happy customers Cafe Lait and Beignets for more than 150 years .. They have been in continuous operation since 1862 … And there serve thousands of people each and every day 365 days a year, year-after-year … There is no restaurant that comes close in raw numbers … They serve about 35,000 people a week, or 1 Million + 638,000 people a year ..

But, the fact that Cafe Du Monde is thee number 1 place that everyone, whether tourists or locals has to go to … I love Napoleon House, Galatoire’s, and Tujague’s but great as they are, not everyone goes to them. “Everyone goes to Cafe Du Monde.” It’s a meeting place where you get a tasty cup of Cafe au Lait and 3 Beignets for a mere $4.50 … You will see everyone there, and you always have a great time. Cafe Du Monde, one of the World’s greatest and without a doubt AMerica’s Greatest Cafe ..

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Daniel Bellino-Zwicke

 

 

 

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CAFE du MONDE New Orleans

Gonna give a little “Shout Out” to The Big Easy, New Orleans and one of the World’s Great cafes, Cafe Du Monde. Thee one place that everyone goes to more than any other when in New Orleans, whether you’re a visitor or you live there, you go to The Cafe Du Monde for their great Beignets and Cafe Creme, and, and the show and the ambiance that is thee “One and Only” Cafe Du Monde.

The Place is open 24/7 364 days a year, closed on just Christmas day, i do believe. Situated right upon the Mighty Mississippi River at The French Market in the French Quarter across the street from Jackson Square. This is one of thee hearts of New Orleans if not thee number one one.

   I always make at least one or two visits whenever I’m in New Orleans. You get a nice cup of Coffe “Cafe Creme” and the cafes justly famous Beignets, all for just about four bucks. And you get to sit in a lively cafe where just about everyone goes to. 

       You might want to head down the Decatur Street for a tasty Muffuletta Sandwich (Best in New Orleans) at The Central Grocery. A Muffuletta Sandwich at Central Grocery is a must have when in Nola, then you can go to the Cafe Du Monde for dessert and coffee. After these two stops, if your in the mood for a nice libation, it’s just a few steps down Decatur to Tujague’s, one of new Orleans oldest restaurants, like Cafe  Du Monde they opened around 1862.. Go to the stand-up bar Tujgue’s for a cocktail, and if you like, order a grasshopper, this is where it was invented.

   Or if you gotta sit down when you drink, head just a couple blocks away to

Napoleon House, one of the World’s Great Bars. Napoleon House was built by The Mayor of New Orlean’s, Mayor Girod for Napoleon Bonaparte to leave his exile in Elba and come to live in New Orleans in this home Girod had built for him. Napoleon died and never made it, but you can make it there and have a Bourbon old Fashion, a Sazerac, Ramos Fizz, or their House Specialty Cocktail a “Pimms Cup.”

   And I must say as someone who has traveled all around the World, from paris to Rome, Capri to Amsterdam, Buenos Aires to Rio de Janiero, LA to Hong Kong to Saigon to Havana, Cuba, New Orleans is one of The Coolest Cities in The World. I Love it.

     And as a lover of New Orleans and as a New Yorker and concerned American, I’m surprised and astonished to why more New Yorkers don’t go down and spend a few wonderful days in New Orleans They love it, but I don’t see many New Yorkers going there and they should. For one, new Orleans is one of the Coolest Places in the World, with great restaurants, Awesome Food, wonderful architecture, and some of the World’s Best Music, it’s everywhere. And the people? They’re wonderful. Also, since Hurricane Katrina, the town and the people of New Orleans could use new Yorkers and all Americans supports, and I don’t see it. So do yourself a favor, go down and spend a few fun filled days in The Big Easy, New Orleans, I assure you, “You’ll be glad you did.”

 

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

 

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Daniel Bellino Zwicke