Oh what a difference beautiful, thoughtful design makes! For the past few weeks my husband has been bringing me home delicious little treats from a new cafe that opened around the corner from his office - Maman. Intrigued by their beautiful floral label and branding, I'd looked them up and on seeing the images of their space, became in instant fan. I finally got to visit their downtown Toronto location yesterday and was completely charmed.
Right in the middle of a busy office lunch space, you are transported to a quaint kitchen in Southern France. The aesthetics are thoughtfully and beautifully put together - all white with a theme of rustic wood combined with blue and white patterns flows throughout - from a wall covered in a blue and white ikat style paper as you walk in, to the blue and white patterned tiles and chinaware used to serve their dishes, to their patterned paper cups - probably the prettiest I've ever seen (I couldn't bring myself to chuck it out in the bin and brought mine home with me.) Pots of ivy and small wild floral arrangements housed in white bunny vases only serve to increase the charm factor. Maman transforms a simple coffee stop into a delicious and aesthetic experience, with no detail overlooked.
Maman also carries Sloane teas - another favourite Toronto brand of mine - to put in your very pretty blue and white cup.
1, 2, 4, 6, 8 - Maman Toronto, 3, 5, 7 my own