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Bayareafoodiei May 25, 2009 01:06 PM

I know I will probably get slammed for this, but I am no fan of Cafe Du Monde. Where can I get the best Beignets?

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    dleyten Jun 24, 2009 08:23 PM

    If you don't like the CDM Beignets, I don't think you will like any of the others in the city. I personally think CDM serves great Beignets, even if you don't appreciate the large tourist draw, (never bothers me though, I was there for my first time once before as well!),

    You may find different atmosphere, but IMHO not better beignets or Cafe Au Lait.

    I have a great recipe for making them at home, but they're always missing the New Orleans atmosphere. Here is the recipe:

    http://www.nolacuisine.com/2006/01/15...

    4 Replies
    1. re: dleyten
      mrsfury Jun 25, 2009 08:13 AM

      Danno, I figured out what was wrong with your picture. No grease. :)

      1. re: mrsfury
        edible complex Jun 25, 2009 08:48 AM

        good lard...they almost look healthy!

        1. re: mrsfury
          eatzalot Jun 25, 2009 05:49 PM

          Is that the Mrs. Fury famous on Mr. Lake? If so, glad to see you here!

          Any donut batter can roughly duplicate NOLA-style "beignets," for good reason (historical note linked below, on a parallel thread -- the shape is what fundamentally defines them). But as dleyten said, outside the New Orleans area they never seem the same.

          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6278...

          1. re: eatzalot
            mrsfury Jun 25, 2009 05:57 PM

            LOL it's me. My name is the same everywhere. Thanks eatz... I wonder if I know you.

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        shallots Jun 24, 2009 07:10 PM

        When we lived on Gov. Nicholls, I often had breakfast at Croissant d'Ore.

        Have you considered taking the Canal Streetcar out to where St. Charles meets Carrolton Ave for breakfast at Camellia Grill?

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          lexpatti Jun 23, 2009 05:38 AM

          If it's the location by Jackson Square that turns you off, we got excellent ones in Riverwalk (they were actually better then the Qtr location). You can sit overlooking the river too.

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            gastrotect Jun 22, 2009 09:03 AM

            Morning Call. Cafe Beignet is alright, but Morning Call is always my second answer to the best beignet question (with Cafe Du Monde being my first).

            1. FoodChic Jun 21, 2009 08:47 PM

              If you want to stay in the Quarter area, then go to Cafe Beignet. If you want to take a considerable drive from the Quarter, then definitely go to Morning Call.

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                NOLAJOE Jun 21, 2009 07:51 PM

                If not Cafe Du Monde, go to Morning Call... Stick with the local originals ...

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                1. re: NOLAJOE
                  kukubura Jun 22, 2009 04:32 AM

                  I don't know what the story with Cafe Beignet is but I find it fakey and touristy in the bad way. CDM is just what it is. Cafe Beignet is playing at being something. The cafe au lait is tasteless and the beignets, when I had them there a few years ago, were not impressive.

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                  ScarlettNola May 25, 2009 01:28 PM

                  You could try Cafe Beignet. There are 2 or 3 locations in the Quarter and I know that there is one on Royal Street and Decatur, but not sure if there is another location. They do close relatively early in the day and I don't think that they are necessarily better than Cafe Du Monde. It is simply another option that you may want to try.

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                  1. re: ScarlettNola
                    paz5559 May 25, 2009 02:45 PM

                    Morning Call

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