Dine Out : Maman

Maman New York, Maman Review

Maman is a charming café/bakery on Centre Street that I've been frequenting quite often especially lately. The rustic and eclectic space with whitewashed brick walls and distressed wood floors is quaintly decorated with bunny figurines, vintage photos and mix and match ceramics. The back dining room has the comfort of sitting in someone''s chic French country style home which is apt since "maman" means mother in French. With Michelin starred French chef Armand Arnal in charge, the food is solid as well. The menu features a revolving selection of family inspired French and American home cooking recipes. Savory options include quiches, salads, sandwiches, soups and seasonal specials like ratatouille, lasagna and shepherd's pie. Everything I've tried (see below for pics) has been fresh and delicious. I've noticed that a number of their daily offerings are usually vegetarian friendly as well. The bakery serves up an assortment of breads and pastries throughout the day and they're well known for a most delicious chocolate chip cookie. I can't attest to it since I don't really eat cookies but my friends who've tried it say it's pretty darn good. I have broken my ban on sweets for their Nutella madeleines and it's worth it! They serve Toby's Estate Coffee and Sloane Tea and these beverages come in the prettiest printed cups. I'm a fan of their matcha almond lattes and I'm looking forward to trying it cold as the weather warms up. The staff is usually friendly though there can be some frenzy during the lunch rush. You can dine in or take out so if you happen to be in the neighborhood, I'd recommend stopping by.

239 Centre Street (Grand &Broome)
New York City

Maman New York, Maman Review
Maman New York, Maman Review
Maman New York, Maman Review

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Anna said...

O__O wow everything looks delicious! Also, what a cute little place! :D

Anonymous said...

The food looks so good! I wish I could try a Nutella madeleine!

The Dainty Dolls House said...

The food looks perfect and I love the place, it looks more like stepping into a home, so cool :) Happy day doll xx

Lilli said...

Vegetarian friendly, chocolate cip cookies, nutella madeleines, yummy this is the perfect place for me Rowena! Looks so nice and the food so fresh, Im very hungry now!:) xo

Marcela Gmd said...

Wow nice place!!! delicious post!!!
Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! g+ and like for you!!!:)))

Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

Jackie Harrison said...

A great find and the food looks amazing.

Emmylou said...

Nutella madeleines....aaaaaaaaah!

Unknown said...

I want to eat everything!!


little luxury list said...

Ooh I will definitely try those madeleines as well! But I would really want to try the different quiches and sandwiches. I love cozy, French dishes!

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Blackswan said...

I enjoy dining out at places like these too. Looks very cosy, dear! xoxo

Shireen L. Platt said...

That looks like a great place to dine in, Rowena and you weren't kidding about the food. They look really good and I could almost taste them through your pictures.

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Jessica said...

Wow, everything looks incredible and so delicious.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a really lovely place, the interior design alone already looks really inviting.

Anonymous said...

This place looks so cute and sounds so yummy!!!

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Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing place and delicious food!!!
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Kelsey&Kenecha said...

What a beautiful place! I love the inside decor :)


Beauty Editer said...

The place is so beautiful! Hope you have a lovely day.

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Unknown said...

wow this place really looks amazing!!! the whole environment is so trendy and the food looks delicious :) Thanks for sharing!


Unknown said...

Looks delicious

tr3ndygirl influencer e fashion blogger said...

super delicious, very yummy

Gabrielle said...

Whitewashed brick walls can add such character to spaces, particularly cafés/restaurants! I can understand why you'd return again and again to this bakery Rowena, it looks so visually appealing - and the food looks pretty good too! :)

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Sonia Verardo said...

Great post, lovely place .-) I love your blog! Would you like us to follow eachother on GFC and keep in touch?
xo from Italy,
Sonia Verardo

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Oh yummy yummyy
so adorable post Rowena
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Unknown said...

This space is so inviting...I love all the rustic elements! Beautiful cafe!



It definitely looks like a little charming place that I would like. I love the cosy decor.
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Effortlesslady said...

Such a cool bakery! Yummy food.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I love their light fixtures and the writing on the glass. Rowena, they offer so many wonderful things for a small cafe. Loving the options!

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this post, the pictures are lovely! What a great place, the food looks delicious! xx


Beauty said...

It's such a cool place; feels so homely. I like the decor and your photos are amazing...

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I think this is not far from where I work. I will have to take a stroll by, there if just for how it looks!


ALLIE NYC said...

Oh I think this is not far from where I work. I will have to take a stroll by, there if just for how it looks!


Michelle said...

What a cute little place! I love your pictures! I haven't been in to NY in a while, but I'm going to keep this in mind for the next time! :)

María Pilar Bernal Maya said...

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My Garden Diaries said...

There is nothing better than finding a spot where they have a great bakery! The menu sounds healthy and fresh and oh that ambiance!!! I want some of those features in my house! So beautiful!!! especially that gorgeous floor!!! Here is to a great Thursday pal!! Nicole xo

Ivana Split said...

This place looks absolutely charming! I think this French chic decor goes perfectly with the dishes you described. The menu seems quite varied and I like that. It is always good to have a selection of vegetarian meals because even people who are not vegetarians might enjoy a change.

...and nutella is always a good choice:)

thank you for sharing and I wish you a blessed day ahead!

miss b said...

This looks a fabulous café and just my kind of place. I love everything about it including the gorgeous tiled floor. The savoury selection appeals to me and I would definitely have a madeleine! If only I lived closer!

Bash Harry said...

The place looks amazing! It looks so rustic and cozy, I just love it!

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Stanislava E. said...

This place is just my type of cafe for dining out, or having a coffee with friends. I can really feel the French style there from your photos. You are such a lucky for not being a fan of cookies, haha. But the one you shared on IG is mouthwatering, really! You should not do this to us! Have a nice evening, Rowena! xo

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meg said...

That place looks amazing! *O*
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May Cho said...

I love the interior, and need I say a word about the food? It look so good!

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

The food looks delicious, and I love the bunny decor!


I know!!! I've thought the same! Haha! :-DD Would love to tast with matcha almond lattes! Sounds like an amazing food experience, my dear! <3 Lovely Maman for lovely mamans! ;)


K / House of KTS said...

I have heard of this place but I have never been. Just look at that food. I am so hungry right now lol. I just love all the photos. This really is a great post.

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trishie said...

I love the look of this place! Such charming décor and the food looks fresh and delicious

Unknown said...

Amazing place, everything looks delicious !


JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

oooohhh Rowena! I love the decor and ambience, very relaxing and cosy and based on what you have described, they basically cover almost everything in the menu one can possibly eat (that's why perhaps one has to go back again to try more of other dishes!).

I love bread and I absolutely love that they have coffee and tea too. That macha almond latte would sound heavenly for my hubby *_^

Oh boy, the more I look at the pics, the more it makes me wanna just drop in there NOW!! thanks for sharing. Hope you are having a fabulous week, my friend.

Big hugs,

Leslie said...

Nutella Madeleines?! Everything looks SO good Rowena. Such a varied menu! Hope you've enjoyed your long weekend so far:) xxleslie