Maman, the popular French cafe started in New York, is making its way south, with plans to open three locations across South Florida, Commercial Observer has learned.
The first — and largest — location on the docket will be at the Sentral Wynwood residential development, according to Brand Urban, the real estate brokerage that represented Maman. Located at 51 NW 26th Street, the 4,202-square-foot restaurant is slated to open this winter and will function as a flagship location, housing an all-day cafe and bakery, as well as a pastry production kitchen for the South Florida region. The asking rent stood at $80 per square foot.
Founded by husband-and-wife duo Benjamin Sormonte and Elisa Marshall in New York’s SoHo neighborhood nearly a decade ago, the all-day cafe concept has grown to 31 locations across the Northeast and Canada. Maman, which means “mother” in French, sells quiches, salads and pastries. The Florida cafes mark the brand’s first venture into the South.
Maman will also open locations in Coral Gables and West Palm Beach.
Source: Commercial Observer