Both a café and bakery, Maman captivates us with its charming sense of style, featuring rustic shabby chic interiors with a plethora of plants and string lights, and to-die-for dishware with the country-style inspired blue and white prints that remind us of our grandmother's tapestries (or our last holiday in Provence). Whether you stay for a while or take your delights to go, you will spend quite a while lingering on the experience of a good cup of coffee, wonderfully fresh French cuisine and delicious pastries. All the recipes are inspired by the family kitchen coming from the south of France and life in North America. While we take comfort in something familiar and cosy, house chef Armand Arnal still believes in the element of surprise (he came from a Michelin star restaurant, after all), and shuffles the menu every day, using different ingredients and revisiting recipes. Ever wonder what a lavendar-infused hot chocolate might taste like? Give it a try. Open for lunch, brunch and everything in between.
Additional locations include: Tribeca (211 West Broadway) and the Meatpacking District (837 Washington Street)