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Get your morning coffee from a Michelin-starred toque at Maman

By Rheanna O'Neil Bellomo
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Chickpea salad at Maman

Michelin-starred chef Armand Arnal (France’s La Chassagnette) brings Southern France to Soho with pint-sized French café Maman, awash in country charm, with reclaimed farm tables, vintage colander chandeliers and spindle-leg stools parked at window counters. Joining forces with La Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels partner Benjamin Sormonte and baker-event planner Elisa Marshall, classically trained Arnal pulls recipes from the trio’s respective families and honors his own Montpellier childhood with dishes like quiche lorraine, chickpea galettes and Nice’s take on pizza, focaccia pissaladière. Pastry maven Marshall spearheads the sweets, including cakey madeleine cookies, baba au rhum and flan-like clafouti, served alongside Toby’s Estate coffee. 239 Centre St between Broome and Grand Sts (212-226-0700)

Sea-salt chocolate-chip cookies at Maman

Strawberry tart at Maman

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