When I was in Toronto a few weeks ago, I had the best Saturday morning with a delicious brunch and little chat with one of the founders of the Maman Café.
The story behind the two French-inspired cafés situated in New York and Toronto is five friends, each with different backgrounds in terms of fields of study, uniting and deciding to open a café as an attempt to bring some Parisian feeling into the Big Apple. All I can say is, that they definitely succeeded. As soon as I tasted their freshly made madeleines and financiers, I was transported back to the times when I entered my favorite café on Rue des Abbesses for a coffee and a petit truc sucré. We ended up talking in French and chatting about my time living in Montmatre, about what it means to run a café in such a cosmopolitan city and how different it can be from Paris.
I can only highly recommend the matcha pancakes, a combination that I have never tasted like this before and was heaven for me as a green tea lover. Also, Maman’s homemade cookies are heaven in combination with a cappuchino.
Another interesting thing is that Maman hosts some creative events from time to time.
Upcoming, there is a food styling workshop in combination with a brunch in NYC, for example. Just visit their website for more information!
I guess there is nothing more to say that to urge you to try this place when you get the chance and also experience the magical transformation to Paris when sipping a coffee in Downtown Toronto or Soho.
Price $$$$$ // Service ☆☆☆☆☆ // Location ☆☆☆☆☆ // Taste ☆☆☆☆☆
Maman New York
239 Centre Street, Soho
100 King St West
Toronto ON M5X 2A2