Maman Offers French Connection on Greenwich Ave


Perfect ingredients for the quintessential French breakfast

The French Connection

For a blend of healthy eats, baked treats and excellent coffee, check out Maman, a French-inspired café on the Avenue. This popular eatery, which got its start in SoHo and expanded to locations around the city, Canada and pop-ups in Paris and St. Barth’s, has put down roots in town. What’s in store: pastries, soups, salads, tartines, coffee drinks and cocktails served in a charming French-country café with rustic furnishings and blue-and-white china reminiscent of grandma’s house. Even the to-go cups are Instagram-worthy, with their sweet floral pattern.

Maman draws a crowd for its coffee and hot drinks, including the honey-lavender latte, the pumpkin chai latte and the pumpkin milk dark hot chocolate. Many Maman classics on the menu have a breakfast bent, among them the granola parfait, make-your-own omelette, Brenda’s Belgian waffles, the Mediterranean breakfast bowl and a classic breakfast sandwich with avocado. For lunch, the café features a range of sandwiches on sourdough or baguette as well as soups and salads, with plenty of gluten-free and vegan options.

Whether you’re in the mood for an avocado-toast boost or an indulgent nutty chocolate chip cookie, Maman has you covered.

 

The new seasonal winter menu includes dishes such as Rosario’s Squash Salad, with kale, black rice, roasted squash, goat cheese, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds; Ashley’s veggie Reuben with roasted turmeric cauliflower subbing for the meat; and Elisa’s breakfast bowl that mixes Greek salad-style veggies with farro and egg.

If a well-earned cocktail is more your speed, try one of the seasonal favorites like the ultimate winter pick-me-up called Sweater Weather, with hot ginger tea, bay leaf simple syrup, pear and cognac liqueur, steamed pistachio milk and cinnamon.

Perhaps the No. 1 indulgences are Maman’s nutty-chocolate chip cookies, which earned a spot on Oprah’s Favorite Things list and can be shipped around the country.

98 Greenwich Avenue, 203-489-3162; mamannyc.com

Photographs: @isabelle.n.photography

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