Maje Café Brightens Downtown Daytime Offerings
The owner's name is Jerome and although he doesn't speak English very well, he is extremely accommodating, telling us "whatever you want, I make it for you." That's a very generous customer service policy. The menu covers all French cafe favorites, from croque monsieur ($5.50) to "crepes sarasin" ($8.50 - $9.95); the traditional 'buckwheat' pancake they like to fill with savory things like ham and brie. We just love the French.
Homemade baked goods include buttery croissants in both regular sized ($2.00) and mini versions ($1), in either plain or "chocolatin." Other danishes and various tarts rotate, and crepes can also be served sweet-style stuffed with Nutella or fresh berries ($2.50 - $5). Breakfast specials are a real draw here -- get a crepe or croissant, choice of coffee, tea or cocoa, plus a glass of OJ, for six bucks.
Although some items are decidedly un-French, like a "Caprese" panini ($6.95) or the empanadas ($2.25), we understand that Jerome needs to appeal to a wide audience in order to compete. With salads ranging from Caesar to Greek, and sandwiches, wraps, etc., this is an ideal lunchtime spot offering seating both indoors and outside (on a little patio hidden along the side of the 1110 building). Of course, that's if you can handle the nicotine cloud from Euro's smoking ciggies with their café au lait.
1110 Brickell, Suite. 102, Miami
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