This NYC Café Just Opened The Cutest Marketplace
Is there anything better than a place where you can eat and shop? Chic NYC café Maman didn't think so either so they decided to open a gorgeous co-retail marketplace, Marché Maman, conveniently located right next door to its popular SOHO location.
After taking a peek around, we decided that Marché is quite possibly one of the most adorable spaces we've ever seen. Featuring rustic wood flooring and white brick walls, it's bright and welcoming and feels like you're in someone's (very well-decorated) home. According to the website, "all the best things are under one roof," and we're here to tell you that's true. The whimsical boutique is curated by the founding partners of Maman, Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall, and aims to bridge the gap between regular ol' storefronts and the pop-up shops we've been seeing so much more of.
The shop sells home accessories, kid's clothing, beauty and lifestyle products, fresh flowers, and even ice cream from MilkMade, as well as Maman's own vintage pieces and tableware. There is also a demonstration kitchen—Garde Manger—that serves up breakfast, lunch, and brunch, led by various guest chefs as part of a rotating program. With each carefully thought out component and the overall comfortable ambiance, we can look forward to countless workshops, tastings, product launches, and other fun events which will be hosted in the space.
And if that all doesn't sound fabulous enough, there is an outdoor patio—Jardin De Maman—in the back (above). Outfitted exclusively by West Elm, this is the kind of place we see ourselves sipping wine under the twinkle lights for many summer nights to come. Marché is also connected to the rear of Maman's café, which is now offering table service for the first time and will serve the same menu as Jardin De Maman and Garde Manger. Some of the dishes you can look forward to are buttermilk pecan waffles, sausage and heirloom tomato breakfast casserole, and a rosemary ham panini with pears and white cheddar. We can't wait to stop in for a bite.
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Marché Maman is located in Soho at 237 Centre Street, New York City.