Thursday, March 28, 2019

Maman NYC

Maman is a gorgeous french café and restaurant in the flatiron neighbourhood. They first opened their doors in Soho in 2014 and have since expanded to other locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Toronto. They also have a retail market – called marché maman – where you can find décor, home furnishing items and of course food items.

I was welcomed in with the smell of something delicious cooking in the kitchen and immediately fell in love with the floral décor and plants!  Instead of my usual coffee, I settled on a coconut rose tea latte which is a French floral tea with coconut milk and honey topped with rose petals. This is a limited time drink to celebrate spring (which is still not here in the city!) The tea was very nice but a bit too sweet for me (my fault - I should’ve asked for no honey). I have to say, drinking it from a to go cup was hard too because the rose petals kept getting in the way of my sips but otherwise this was a deliciously light and fragrant drink.

This space is gorgeous and can be rented out for private events as well. If you have an upcoming party they can cater at your home or office.  Check out their website / Instagram for some stunning photos here.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Martha's Country Bakery

We spent a day exploring Williamsburg this weekend – including the famous Bedford Ave and some of the shops around the neighbourhood! We decided to stop into Martha’s Country Bakery to warm up with a cup of joe. The café was nice and spacious and filled with young people, old people and families alike. There was no wait, and I loved the casual atmosphere here!  

There were cases and cases of gorgeous desserts and even though I don’t have much of a sweet tooth everything looked so colourful and absolutely delectable! They serve everything form pastries, pies and cakes, to coffee and smoothies. There is something for everyone here! We ordered a mocha diablo and grey vanilla chai latte. My mocha diablo was slightly spiced but I could’ve handled a bit more heat! Al’s vanilla chai latte was an early grey tea with vanilla. This was the perfect way to warm up before we continued exploring the neighbourhood! 

Food Tip: We had dinner with friends at Birds of a Feather just around the corner from this cafe. Definitely a great spot to try if you like Szechuan food!


Thursday, February 14, 2019

Grace Street Cafe

Grace Street Café is an Asian dessert and coffee spot in midtown on 32nd and 6th. It’s a huge, open space with lots of seating options. They’re open late every night until 11 pm and even later on weekends. Their menu is extensive, and includes everything from waffles and shaved snow to milk teas, matcha drinks and affogatos.

I decided to try a rose petal milk tea to warm me up. Not only was it beautiful, but it also tasted amazing! It was creamy and a little sweet with real (edible) rose petals on top.  

I most definitely plan on coming back here and trying some of their specialty drinks and desserts next time! This would be a great place to stop by after a delicious dinner in K-Town!