La Mercerie, a vessel for the French art de vivre

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La Mercerie, a vessel for the French art de vivre

The opening of La Mercerie delights food lovers in Soho, and everyone is already rushing over to devour the chouquettes and pastries of chef Marie-Aude Rose.

In a spectacular greenhouse-like space, New York's sunlight shines through the large windows of the cafe and warms up the little wooden tables. La Mercerie invites you to linger on its soft benches away from the bustling scene outside and entices you with immaculate furniture, ebony chairs, bleached parquet floors and green plants.

French chef Marie-Aude Rose offers pastries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and cocktails from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. How about some chocolate croissants and chouquettes with your cappuccino? Or the subtle house special cocktails: Henri Bardouin specialty pastis and mint syrup make the Perroquet, and sweet notes of honey perfume the Cinquante Trois. A delicious way to pass the time while waiting for the opening of the adjoining restaurant that promises a happy, gourmet menu of refined dishes.

La Mercerie
53 Howard Street
New York, NY 10013

+1 212 852 9097

www.lamerceriecafe.com

Menu: pastries from 6 USD and cocktails from 15 USD