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 Quarter 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 ..
Article by Daniel Bellino-Zwicke
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