If you have never been to New Orleans and tasted the sweet goodness of beignets, we would say you haven’t lived. The word beignet originated from the French word for pastry, but variations of the pastry are served all over the word. The beignets of New Orleans are fried pastry items usually topped with powdered sugar. Beignets are a classic New Orleans food that you have to try at least once and with the many variations of New Orleans’ beignets, there has to be at least one that the pickiest of eaters will love.

As you are planning your trip and looking up New Orleans’ best hotel rates, consider planning a trip to try these famous beignets. Here are some of the best restaurants serving up the most delicious beignets in New Orleans.

Cafe Du Monde

Cafe Du Monde is revered by several online food blogs as “the place” to get classic delicious beignets. Cafe Du Monde has multiple locations, but the one located in the French Quarter, the original location is the one to pilgrimage to. Not only will you taste the best classic beignet in the city, but you will also be able to enjoy a cafe au lait out on their outdoor patio. Though a line of usually forms around the building with people waiting for their delicious treats , the wait is well worth it.

Cafe Beignet

Cafe Beignet is rightly another must visit location for beignets. If you are also looking for a full breakfast as well as the opportunity to taste one of the best beignets in the city then Cafe Beignet is a place you must visit. Cafe Beignet will also have a line, but tend to be less crowded than Cafe Du Monde. Their quiche, crawfish omelet, and outdoor courtyard are also reasons to visit Cafe Beignet.

Morning Call Coffee Stand

Morning Call Coffee Stand is located in City Park and offers some of the best beignets in the area. They also offer the New Orleans staple red beans and rice and tasty cafe au laite along with their beignets. Less than a bike ride away from Esplanade Avenue, Morning Call Coffee Stand is a must!


If you have tried the classic beignet and are a foodie looking for a special take on the classic beignet, Coquette is a place you must put on your itinerary. Their beignets are heavier than the classic flakey pastry and are combined with other ingredients to give you an inventive food experience. You will be enjoying fresh ingredients combined in an unique way. You will enjoy food combinations such as carrot cake beignets with Bavarian cream cheese, sherry and pecans.

Bouligny Tavern

Bouligny Tavern is for those looking for more than just delicious beignets. You will not only be dining in a 1900s New Orleans cottage, you will also get to experience Chef John Harris’s menu of small plates and cocktails. If you are in the mood for a savory treat try Bouligny Tavern’s gouda filled beignet! Stop in at Bouligny Tavern for a beer or glass of wine, and one of the best savory beignets in the city.

Taste the Best Beignets and Stay with us!

These are just some of the many places to find scrumptious New Orleans beignets. Are you looking for New Orleans’ best hotel rates for your next trip? Stay with us! At the Best Western in Westwego you not only will have a comfortable high-quality hotel room and pillow-top bed, but you will have access to free Internet, LCD TV’s with cable, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, etc. Contact us if you have any questions and let us help you feel at home while visiting New Orleans!