A massive French bakery chain opens its first New York City location tomorrow. Marie Blachère brings its sweets and breads to 301 Sixth Ave., at Carmine Street in Greenwich Village.
The new bakery and cafe will serve French pastries and baked goods like fritters, tartelettes, and croissants. Expect lots of breads — the chain is especially known for its baguettes, available here for $2.20 and are buy-three-get-one-free — as well as baguette sandwiches. Salads and “pizzas” that look more like flatbreads will also be on hand along with coffee drinks, hot chocolate, tea, and juices.
The cafe food is served in a casual, 50-seat space lined with glass cases of breads. A 60-seat outdoor dining space will open soon.
Marie Blachère debuted in Provence in 2004 and rapidly expanded. It now has 500 locations all over France. It didn’t come to the U.S., though, until earlier this year, opening a well-received first stateside location in Great Neck, Long Island in February 2019.
Foreign bakery chains have been popping up around the city, including another French chain, Angelina Paris, starting its NYC expansion in the fall. New outposts for the Danish brand Ole & Steen and Australia’s Bourke Street Bakery are also on the way.
Marie Blachère throws its doors open in Greenwich Village Thursday at 6 a.m.