cafe du monde
Just got back from your great city. ate at galatoires,mandinas,emerils,fins,camelia grill,coffee pot(best bkf)
But!!!!! there is a difference between old and quaint and just plain dirty and run down.
Stood outside cafe du monde waiting for my girlfriend to finish shopping. t
That owner must net a 100k a week selling that menu.He could at least put a coat of paint on it and fix the rotted wood and paint those filthy cement pillars. And don't even want to mention the condition of the rest rooms.
Some one said Katrina was the best thing to happen to Mandina's.new and improved is better than old and run down.
Oh well, I'll still keep coming back.
I'm surprised... It is almost 200 years old, though. The French Market is owned by the city of New Orleans. Maybe they should knock the whole thing down and rebuild it new. so it looks like anywhere USA. LOL On there web site, their beignet's and coffee are $2 ea. So let's say your average person has one of ea. So by your estimate $$ that's 25,000+ people a week, 3600 people a day, 450 people an hour or 7 people a minute being served by two restrooms (I believe). No problem closing those bathroom's... Maybe that is what they should do, close the bathrooms. They do have the garden in the alley. Or lets close sections of the place to mop and sweep. Not trying to be smart, just very protective of my local New Orleans eateries, especially after Katrina. Hope your next experience in New Orleans is a good one...
You want shiny 'n' new, come to NYC! The old NYC had too much texture, so we're razing anything that wasn't built five minutes ago, and replacing it with a chain store or "luxury" tower. (P.S. I'm THIS close to moving to New Orleans.)
Your mention of Cafe du Monde reminds me that I stumbled across a nice recipe for calas today: http://www.nolacuisine.com/2006/09/25...
Somewhere I read that The Coffee Pot (714 St. Peter) serves calas. Has anyone tried them?
Nope. Don't need to change a thing. If they keep churning out good beignets and good cafe au lait, they don't need to do anything else. Would it be nice? Sure, but I don't know many people that have problems with it now and renovation would be next to impossible (and the city has bigger fish to fry anyway).
If just looking to experience to food and not the place itself, is there a difference between the original and Bourbon St location? I'll be visiting and my hotel is right near the Bourbon St location, so for a quick beignet and coffee, it would be much more convenient (however not worth it if its not the same).
There are a bunch of stores that sell CDM canned coffee and beignet mix and hang a little sign out front with the official CDM font on it, so I can see how that can cause confusion. There's also some sort of cafe on Bourbon in a courtyard with a jazz statue in it. Not sure if that's what the poster meant and if they are presenting themselves as CDM-related. And finally Cafe Beignet is certainly making money off the tourists seeing it and saying "Honey, isn't that that Cafe whatever that everyone was telling us to try? Let's go in!"
But just go to the original. It's a funny and wacky experience. I even got service with a smile the last time I was there!