Café Maman, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
Café Maman is a real find! I've only been to their Greenpoint cafe. I wasn't aware that they also have locations in Manhattan, Paris and Toronto! That said, they only have 7 locations and they are still indie. The Croque Maman is fabulous and the lattes and cookies are as well. The staff is very friendly and the atmosphere is very nice as well. I typically stop by here when I'm in Greenpoint and I try to try something else on their menu. A definite must and I'll be checking out their other locations now that I know they exist.
Café Maman, 80 Kent Street near Franklin Street