An authentic French Café & Patisserie
Opened in 2010 by Vanessa Laplaud, a native of Limoges, it has already established itself as a neighborhood mainstay.
We provide the warmth and intimacy of a local café while offering the best of continental fare. From buttery chocolate croissants to caramel sea salt macaroons, we receive all our confections daily from a variety of select local French artisan bakers. Our menu includes homemade soups, sandwiches, and sumptuous salad prepared with the freshest arrays of seasonal greens and fruits.
We offer a variety of coffee and espresso beverages- all made with La Colombe coffee, a bold choice crafted to fit the taste of the metropolitan connoisseur.
Stop by for a cup of coffee on your way to work or before a walk through Central Park. Enjoy lunch or a light dinner after a long day of shopping on Madison Avenue. In the Fall and winter, curl up at a corner table with hot tea or our homemade French-style hot chocolate.
In the Summer, enjoy refreshing sorbets and gelatti on our outdoor benches. Whatever your needs, Bel Ami is always there, filled with fine food and inviting charm.