In what was once called Butcher's Market, the French Market is home to numerous flea markets, produce stands, and vendors of all products. Cafe Du Monde lies on the end of the market beside Jackson Square. It has become a famous tourist attraction for their original menu that has changed very little since the opening of the cafe. Coffee with chicory and beignets, a French-style doughnut, was made popular by Cafe Du Monde and remains a crowd pleaser.
In May of 1942, Hubert Fernandez and his family bought Cafe Du Monde. They had previously owned a wine cellar across the street but decided to give it up in order to focus on the cafe. There are currently 9 locations of the cafe around New Orleans. The original location still remains a very popular spot for locals and tourists to sit down and enjoy some coffee and overlook the Mississippi.