Cafe Du Monde is a traditional coffee shop.
Its menu consists of dark roasted Coffee and Chicory, Beignets, White and Chocolate Milk, and fresh-squeezed Orange Juice. The coffee is served Black or Au Lait. Au Lait means that it is mixed half and half with hot milk. Beignets are square French-style doughnuts, lavishly covered with powdered sugar. In 1988 Iced Coffee was introduced to the cafe. Soft drinks also made their debut that year.
The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. Now there are a total of ten Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stands in the New Orleans Metropolitan area. They are located in the French Market, New Orleans Riverwalk, Lakeside Shopping Center, Oakwood Center, Mandeville, Covington, 4700 Veterans Boulevard in Metairie, 3245 Williams Blvd in Kenner, Louis Armstrong International Airport Concourse B, and now in the Casino Building at New Orleans City Park.
The Original Cafe is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It closes only on Christmas Day and on the day an occasional Hurricane passes too close to New Orleans. Other shops hours vary by location.