The Top 13 Places to Get the Best Beignets in New Orleans

There are so many cafes in New Orleans to find beignets—not just Café Du Monde!

If you’re interested enough in beignets to be reading this, then you’re probably well aware that Café Du Monde is known for having some of the best beignets in New Orleans. While this is true, there are also so many other cafes and restaurants in New Orleans with deliciously fluffy beignets you should try. To make things easier for you, we’ve put together a list of 12 other (that’s 13 total, because of course we had to include Cafe Du Monde) places in New Orleans to try beignets at! So if you’re struggling to choose a place on your next visit to New Orleans, we’ve got you covered with all the beignet recommendations! 

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1. Grand Isle Restaurant

Seafood restaurant serving crawfish beignets.

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575 Convention Center Blvd | Warehouse District | Grand Isle Restaurant

If you are a seafood lover, there’s no better beignet than Grand Isle Restaurant’s Crawfish Beignet. Crunchy on the outside and doughy on the inside, these beignets come stuffed with crawfish, mascarpone, green onions, and lemon dill aioli. These might not be the sweet beignets you are used to, but boy are they delicious. If you find yourself in the mood for something sweet after, Grand Isle Restaurant also offers a selection of sweet beignets as well! 

“​​Crawfish beignet was very tasty and not oily. Then came the shrimp... we were 2 for 2 - we truly enjoyed both. It was a pretty good find. The staff were exceptionally helpful and friendly.” -Yelp Review 

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2. SoBou

Louisiana street food-inspired small plates and innovative beignet creations.

A delicious beignet from SoBou. Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor. 

310 Chartres St | French Quarter | SoBou-Tripadvisor 

This New Orleans restaurant brings you Louisiana street food-inspired small plates, cocktails, and of course, beignets. Their Warm Beignets come topped with powdered sugar and caramel sauce. They also serve innovative beignets like Key Lime Pie Beignets and savory Crawfish Boil Beignets. Our favorite, and certainly the most unique beignets we’ve ever seen, are their Duck and Sweet Potato Beignets with a chicory coffee ganache and foie gras fondue.

“Each plate was tasty and the overall experience was great! I kept telling myself I'd write a review, but this second time around, they left me no choice but to write an essay about how excellent everything was.” -Yelp Review 

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3. La Petite Grocery 

A restaurant serving homemade beignets that are both sweet and savory 

4238 Magazine St. | New Orleans | La Petite Grocery

La Petite Grocery is known for their French roots, their homemade cuisine, and their delicious beignets. Whoever said that beignets had to only be sweet? At La Petite Grocery their blue crab beignets (pictured above) are one of their most popular dishes. But don’t worry, if you are more of a fan of sweet beignets La Petite Grocery has you covered there as well! It’s a must see for any beignet lover.

“We had dinner here and started with the crab beignets. They were so delicious, we ordered a second helping.” -Tripadvisor Review 

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4. Café Beignet on Royal Street

With beignet in the name, you know beignets are their specialty.

Powdered beignets and coffee from Cafe Beignet. Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor. 

334 Royal St | French Quarter | Cafebeignet.com

Next to Café Du Monde, Café Beignet is known for having the best beignets in New Orleans. Their beignets are always served hot and fresh, and you can even get them cooked to order. If you want to know the finite details of what their beignets are like, picture this: a crispy outside and a soft center. Beignets are served in an order of three and topped with powdered sugar. Pro tip: beignets are best paired with a cup of café au lait (coffee with milk)! 

“Great food. Cafe mocha, beignets, and breakfast sandwiches are what we ordered and were all delicious. Highly recommend to get your New Orleans beignet fix!” -Tripadvisor Review 

5. Café Du Monde

The original French market coffee stand and known for their beignets.

800 Decatur St | French Quarter | cafedumonde.com

Café Du Monde has been a New Orleans tradition since 1862. It’s the original French market coffee stand. And while they are known for their coffee, they are also widely known for their fluffy beignets. Here’s the brief history of beignets behind Café Du Monde: Beignets were brought to Louisiana by the Acadians. The original beignets were fried fritters, sometimes filled with fruit. Today, the beignet is a square piece of dough, fried and covered with powdered sugar. This is a must-go if you are visiting New Orleans!

“Our trip to New Orleans couldn't be complete without visiting Café Du Monde. The line moved very quickly and I was so happy with the freshness and quality of the beignets and the coffee. It was the perfect post-meal dessert!” -Yelp Review

6. Katie's Restaurant and Bar 

The best spot to go for when you’re craving a savory beignet instead of a sweet one 

Stop by Katie’s Restaurant and Bar for beignets like no other! Photo courtesy of Tripadvisor

3701 Iberville St. | New Orleans | katiesinmidcity.com

If you’re someone who prefers a savory beignet over a sweet one, or if you’re just not in the mood for something sweet, then Katie’s Restaurant and Bar is a must stop place the next time you’re in New Orleans.Katie’s Restaurant and Bar specializes in specialty, savory beignets that are sure to have you craving them long after your visit has ended. 

“This was the best restaurant! We voted as a family, which I normally don’t do, unanimously that it was the best place we ate while in New Orleans. From the pizza to the CNN blackberry Jalapeño ribs, the amazing Crawfish beignet, pastas, Classic Muffuletta! Go to Katie’s!” -Tripadvisor Review

7. The Vintage

Cafe and wine bar boasting delicious beignets—including a fancy beignet flight.

The various beignet options offered at The Vintage. Photo courtesy of Yelp

3121 Magazine St | Irish Channel | thevintagenola.com 

The Vintage is a cafe and wine bar boasting a variety of delicious beignets. They, of course, offer traditional beignets which come as an order of three or a bag of 10—we’ll take the bag, please. They also have beignet bites which you can get covered with powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar. If savory is more your style, get the Beignet & Sawmill Gravy—a savory beignet smothered with bacon gravy. And drumroll, please, for the Fancy Beignet Flight! We don’t have all the details on that, so you’ll have to go and check it out for yourself! But we know it has to be epic. 

“The beignet bits are soft and fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside. The truffle fries are just so good you can't stop eating them. And the avocado toast is probably the best I've had in the city. This place is definitely a vibe.” - Yelp Review 

8. Loretta's Authentic Pralines

Corner sweet shop serving their signature praline beignets.

2101 N Rampart | Marigny | lorettaspralines.com 

Loretta's Authentic Pralines has been in business for over 35 years—Loretta was actually the first African American woman to successfully own and operate her own praline company in New Orleans! Visiting Loretta’s not only means supporting this powerhouse of a business woman, but it also means some delicious Sweet Praline Beignets, Crabmeat Beignets, and Burger Beignets! And of course you can enjoy a variety of other sweet treats on your visit to Loretta’s, from cookies and fudge to pralines and Lorretta’s King Cakes filled with praline cream cheese.

“Let's start with this, the city is filled with beignets and you can get them almost anywhere (just like donuts) but why go anywhere when you can come eat here? Unlike others these were light and fluffy and HOT!” - Yelp Review 

9. Café Fleur De Lis

Casual breakfast spot with the cutest balcony seating.

Cafe Fluer De Lis’ famous beignets. Photo courtesy of Yelp

307 Chartres St | French Quarter | cafefleurdelis.com 

This breakfast spot has the cutest outdoor balcony space perfect for enjoying French toast, omelets, sandwiches, and of course, beignets! This is a great choice if you are looking for a fun atmosphere as much as good food. We know you’re here for the beignets, but if you are still craving something sweet afterwards, try the Southern French Toast. This French toast honestly reminds us of a beignet—it’s light, fluffy, battered, and topped with powdered sugar. The Southern French Toast is made with battered biscuits topped with powdered sugar and seasonal fruit. We definitely recommend trying both the beignets and the French toast!

“Loved my food at Café Fleur De Lis! I had one of the breakfast platters that was great and my friend had the shrimp and grits. We also had mimosas. Service was really friendly and I would recommend coming back.” - Yelp Review

10. Streetcar Cafe

A cafe that specializes in craft coffees and house made beignets.

Enjoy beignets and other tasty treats at Streetcar Cafe. Photo courtesy of Yelp

312 St Charles Ave | Central Business District | streetcarcafe.com 

If you are looking for a cozy cafe where you can warm up with fluffy beignets and matcha lattes, Streetcar Cafe is just the place. And while their coffee and beignets are certainly what drew our attention to this restaurant, their other food also has raving reviews. Streetcar Cafe also serves breakfast, appetizers, lunch, dinner, and cocktails. Menu favorites include the Brioche French Toast and the Seafood Penne Pasta—creamy penne pasta served with shrimp and crawfish and seasonal veggies! 

“THE BEST beignets!! They are not super authentic but I loved the flaky layers. I prefer this type of beignets to the ones I tried at cafe du monde. I would definitely come back for brunch and the flakey beignets!” - Yelp Review 

11. Monty's on the Square

Chic, modern brunch spot serving Beignet Fries.

801 Decatur St | French Quarter | montysonthesquare.com 

Although this restaurant is located on the historic Jackson Square, here you will find New Orleans breakfast and brunch classics with a modern twist. They have Beignet Fries—that pretty much sums up their vibe. This spin on the traditional New Orleans beignets consists of thin, French fry style beignets topped with powdered sugar, while their King Cake Beignets are more reminiscent of traditional beignets. They also offer a variety of delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner entrees, in addition to handcrafted cocktails, a local craft beer selection, and dessert!

“The banana foster was probably one of the best things I've ever tasted in my life. I crave it til this day and I wish I can have something almost as delicious as this one here in San Diego. I recommend… The gumbo, banana foster, and eggs Acadiana.” - Yelp Review 

12. Morning Call Coffee Stand 

A cafe where you can get beignets ordered by the plate 

Take your beignets to go! Photo courtesy of Yelp.

5105 Canal Blvd. | New Orleans | morningcallnola.com

While most known for being the most famous and popular place to get coffee at in New Orleans since they opened in 1870, the Morning Call Coffee Stand is also famous for something else: their delicious beignets. Not only are their beignets worth the wait and the trip, but they also pair extremely well with their famous coffee. Delicious coffee and warm beignets; what more could you ask for? 

“Came here for the beignets, stayed for the coffee ! These were my favorite beignets during my trip ! Fried fresh and brought to our table. The texture and flavor was on point, and you determine how much powdered sugar you put. Just be careful, you might make a huge mess!” -Yelp Review

13. DoorDash 

A great digital gift card for when you want to treat yourself to your favorite beignet spot at home

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Now, before you get on us for including DoorDash in our list of top places to get beignets in New Orleans, hear us out. With DoorDash, though it isn’t technically a place, you can order beignets from your favorite cafes and restaurants all around New Orleans. A DoorDash gift card is the perfect option for when you want to enjoy a tasty beignet in bed or when you just don’t want to leave! We know it might not be your ideal place to grab a beignet, but we’ve included it anyway! 

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There are so many different places to get beignets in New Orleans, and this list is just scratching the surface! But whether you want traditional beignets or unique, innovative renditions of the classic New Orleans treat, there is something for you on our list. From Café Du Monde beignets to Sobou’s Key Lime Pie Beignets to the delicious beignets of Morning Coffee Stand, you truly have a wide variety of beignets to choose from! Don’t let this worry you, though, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to beignets! So if you find yourself stuck and unable to pick, choose a destination from our list at random! Then, tell us about your favorite place on the list that you went to! Or, if you think we missed a place, tell us about it in the comments below!

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