Maman Toronto

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I couldn’t resist posting about this wonderful new French bakery & café called MAMAN that just opened up in Toronto. The reason being: it’s a little piece of French heaven! I first stopped in before the weekend to get a first look at this cute place that just opened up on the Mezzanine Level of First Canadian Place. I’m always curious to check out anything France-related so I was enchanted when I got to MAMAN. Not only did the decor remind me of beautiful Southern France and La Provence, the food and drink menu seemed just as dreamy.

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MAMAN is a collaboration between five partners including Armand Arnal, head chef at Michelin star restaurant La Chassagnette in the South of France. They serve breakfast, lunch and are also open for cinq-à-sept or cocktail hour from 5-7pm from Monday to Friday. Their menu consists in a variety of yummy quiches, savoury tarts, sandwiches, salads and a ton of delicious baked goods. Everything is made fresh in-house. I was delighted to see some traditional French items like Madeleines, Financiers, Croques, etc. I also like that they added their own unique twist to some classic French items, making them even more special.

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The atmosphere inside the place is very serene and beautiful. They have two beautiful communal tables, a small bar area and also a decent sized patio outside. Though it’s not an area I typically hang out in, with organized Bingo nights soon coming and my constant search for yummy French food in the city, you may catch me there pretty often!

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