There’s no denying Philly’s emergence onto the world stage of culinary arts. From world renowned celebrity chefs to the aspiring restauranteurs and everything in between, there are no shortages of great cuisines to be had. So when a spot is dubbed “the best kept secret in Philly,” we at Wooder Ice had to see for ourselves. Our findings? Cafe´La Maude lives up to its name. Boasting a rare French-Lebanese menu which specializes in brunch all day, this is the perfect place for weekend brunch with friends or a cozy date with your significant other (it’s that diverse). Boasting a very clean and fashionable interior decor that embraces the old 50’s soda fountain shop with a modern Mediterranean makeover, there is plenty of attention to detail.
Aside from its decor this place delivers in taste as well as presentation. After perusing through the menu which gets increasingly difficult to choose which entree to pick with every description you read, I settled on the Persian Za´ and the Berrylicious Pain Perdu. As the pictures suggest this spot plates its dishes like 5 star restaurant but with neighborhood prices. This is a place that will have you planning your return trip with every bite. Both plates surpassed my expectations with flavors you just can’t find anywhere else. Who else infuses middle eastern with French cuisine? Exactly.
However, if you are a stickler for service you will be pleased to know that this place has it in spades. The owner Gabby works the room like politician running for office, making sure he greets every table with polite conversation that is warm but not intrusive to your dining experience.
It’s no wonder why we kick off the inaugural “Spot of the Week” with Cafe´La Maude. This is a can’t miss place that produces a menu with no weaknesses. To add the proverbial cherry to this dinning sundae Cafe´La Maude also serves up La Colombe coffee, which has produced rave reviews.
So if you are looking for a great dining experience we definitely recommend Cafe´La Maude. After trying it out let us know what you think so we can give a big “I told you so!”