Sitting on the sunny patio at a rustic wooden table decorated with dainty white flowers in glass jars, nibbling on a piece of pistachio cake, one can, just for a few moments, easily forget that they are still in the heart of the buzzing Financial District.
We got to the café at around 9am, and only a handful of croissants and pain au chocolats were left! But they soon got fresh batches so we got lucky!
Name and Location – Maman, First Canadian Place (mezzanine floor)
Great for – summer brunches, elegant take-outs, a very French breakfast of Croissant and coffee
What has been said – “aspires to be an idyllic escape from the Financial District’s proverbial rat race without ever leaving the PATH” – BlogTo. The group of owners, which also includes a Michelin star chef Armand Arnal, has another branch located in Manhattan. I read that it has the same rustic French appeal.
Popular treats – cocktails at twilight, lunch salads and the chocolate chip cookie.
I am totally digging the – the rustic wooden tables, the patio and the pistachio cake – going back for more!
The ‘Meh’ – The coffee, the service (maybe they were just too busy to smile), the white chocolate lavender blueberry cake
What you will shell out – CAD20 for two at breakfast
Watch out – Closed on Sundays. Sometimes they are closed for events on Saturdays. Call before you go.
More information – http://mamantoronto.com/