Of the two New
Orleans coffee institutions, Cafe du Monde and Morning
Call, Morning Call is eight years the junior, only
having been around since 1870.
Both places have
moved from their original locations - Morning Call
relocating all the way out in Metaire, far from the
tourist hoards. Not as convenient as the
French Quarter, but no lines either, and a coffee and
beignet go for fifty cents less.
Beignets are just
as good, and I may have preferred Morning Call's coffee.
One complaint though. Morning Call serves their
beignets unsugared. I had to sprinkle my own.
Alas my brain has some sort of governor that will not
permit me to heap on the powdered sugar in the extremes
practiced by Cafe du Monde. Yet it is impossible
to have too much powdered sugar on one's beignets.
Quite the quandary.