French bakery Maman is an NYC favorite — which may just have the best chocolate chip cookies in the city — and their newest (and largest) location is another must-visit.
The business first began in SoHo back in 2014 and rapidly expanded to multiple locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Maman, which means mother in French, is mainly inspired by the two founding partners’ childhood memories from the South of France, and the menu is largely focused on recipes they picked up from their moms.
“Maman King” opened about two months back, at 375 Hudson St. (on the corner of Hudson & King) and is the French cafe’s largest (and most beautiful) location yet.
Designed by none other than Floratorium (see many of their other exquisite dining locations across NYC here!), the “Maman King” space transports you to a lush greenhouse garden. The floral design company said it was their biggest installation to date, and took thousands of branches, greenery and florals (plus a fantastic team) to completely transform the space. They called the inspiration “Jumanji” meets “The Secret Garden”!
There’s a front-of-house espresso bar and barista training center, and then a beautiful dining area with rustic wood tables and suspended lighting. Enjoy a menu of French-inspired sandwiches, soups, and salads, plus a variety of coffee and tea drinks and sweet treats and pastries. Perfect for brunch, or even private micro events!
We can’t wait to visit in person ASAP.
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