With the authentic look and feel of a true European café, this hidden gem in Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties neighborhood serves up some of the most delicious food, coffee and pastries anywhere in the city. Café La Maude’s specially brewed La Colombe coffee is known for its strong taste that’s never bitter. The French-Lebanese menu combines the exotic flavors of the Middle East with a distinctly Continental French accent and includes traditional favorites such as Brioche French Toast, Nicoise Salad, Taboule and Baklava along with more unique items such as the Grilled Haloumi, a baguette sandwich with olives, roasted tomatoes, mesculun greens and a basil-arugula aioli. House specialties include the Café La Maude Salad of arugula topped with warm seasoned chickpeas and fava beans. Another popular dish is the traditional lebanese recipe of foul moudamas of marinated fava beans served with fresh tomatoes, chopped parsley and pita served with scrambled eggs. For meat lovers the cafe’s marinated chicken sandwich and kebbe is not to be missed. Whether it’s breakfast, lunch or brunch that brings you to Café La Maude, it will feel like Paris and taste like Beirut.