Café Du Monde & Walking around New Orleans

We are in New Orleans, LA for Mardi Gras. We always have wanted to travel to the worlds greatest festivals and celebrate life. So, last night they closed up the Endymion parade, because for the second time this week a person somehow was crushed by a float and died. Prayers and Love to these families for their great losses. So we will post the few pictures of just the beginning of the parade after we have a few more parade pictures to share.

We did have some incredible beignets at the historic Café Du Monde. A tasty treat after a night of drinking. Coffee and super powder sugar beignets. The Coffee here is a mix of coffee and chickory, dark and woodsie tasting to me. I took a couple of spoonfuls of the powdered sugar to mix with my coffee and it was sweet and like a dessert drink.

At Jackson Square, across from cafe du monde. It is filled with artists, music, tourists and fun.

32 responses to “Café Du Monde & Walking around New Orleans”

  1. Have a great time! You might want to have a Bourbon Milk Punch at Dickie Brennan’s… 🙂

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    1. Ok, we will go try that, will look it up today.

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  2. I’ll be following your trip with interest as New Orleans is on my wish list.

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    1. Sheree it is alot of fun, and also craziness everywhere. Drinking in the streets, parties everywhere, so much to do and see

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      1. You’d kind of expect that during Mardi Gras

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  3. Nice! I went to the Cafe Beignet and it was awesome! Only freaky thing was they put 1 gallon of powdered sugar on each beignet. Wow was it ever a sugar high!

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    1. It was, we left a ton of powdered sugar on the plate, table and even floor.

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      1. Hehe. YES! The floor too…. 😉 It got all over my face too. Sticky mess.

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  4. I visited New Orleans about 8 years ago and have always wanted to return. Inarguably, the best food in North America in my humble opinion. Enjoy!

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    1. Michael we agree with your opinion on food, just amazing and just really enjoying the music and atmosphere

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  5. Have a fun vacation! Looks awesome!!

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    1. It is and so far safe, but were being smart about it. Never saw so many empty phone cases from stolen phones, as we saw on bourbon street, they were everywhere dozens of them. We keep our stuff on our inside pockets of our zipped up coats, but saw so many ladies super drunk with there purses wide open.

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      1. You’re experienced, wise travelers! You should do a post on tips for traveling smart! I’d like to hear about all you have learned 😊

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      2. Sounds good, I will do that when back home. Thanks

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  6. The beignets…are what make me want to return.

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  7. Have a great time, David and Laura! After all, New Orleans is known for its round-the-clock nightlife and buzzing live-music scene!

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  8. Sugar beignets reminds me of my youthful days. I often went to the cafe famous for sugar beignets with my girl friend. That cafe closed many years ago and I have forgotten sugar beignets which are rarely served in Tokyo.
    Thank you for recalling my sweet memory.

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    1. Glad to share Andy, when we come back to Tokyo, maybe we can meet up at a dessert shop.

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      1. Thank you for reply. I examined the cafe I mentioned after posting and I found that it was Cafe du Monde in Japan! What a coincidence! According to the blog, Cafe du Monde was brought in 1989 and closed in 2016. I want to visit New Orleans and have sugar beignets.

        http://usanambu.com/2016/06/01/ニューオーリンズの/

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      2. That is so weird, who would have guessed! Although, Tokyo is amazing and has so many amazing things.

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    1. We really are, apparently crazy is our thing

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  9. Have lots of fun guys.

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    1. We are, just bought a hurricane!

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    1. Awesome, we were looking for a dinner idea!

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  10. That’s really unfortunate about the people being crushed by floats. I hope the rest of your trip went well.

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    1. It was. There were clear and solid barriers keeping us from walking in the street, but people jumped over them and wanted the goodies that they could not reach from behind the barriers. So I guess our advice is stay behind the barrier a light up necklace or purse or shoe or frisbee is not worth it really.

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