Ladurée Soho

If you’re visiting NYC you may find yourself down in Soho, and if you do I highly recommend checking out the Ladurée tea salon, on West Broadway between Watts and Broome. Anyone who follows me on Instagram probably knows of my obsession with the macarons at the Madison Avenue Ladurée on the Upper East Side, but sitting down in the Soho tea salon is really a gorgeous experience. The decor feels straight out of Versailles (not that I’ve ever been there, but it’s how I imagine it!)… I even had a drink called the Marie Antoinette. Everything is opulent, very Parisian, and very luxurious, from the gorgeous china, to the sumptuous curtains, to the leopard print rug in one of the dining rooms. And that’s to say nothing of the amazingly pretty and delicious macarons and pastries, which are displayed gorgeously in the front cafe area. They also have a full menu of regular food and an extensive tea and drink list, so it’s really a full out restaurant. Even though the decor is fancy, the atmosphere is laid-back and relaxed, and our waiter was super, super nice…so overall I think it’s a perfect brunch spot!

 The statues in the front room are just lovely and make you feel like you’re eating in the Met or a sculpture garden in Paris or something.
Lovely sconces are all over, along with tasseled curtains.

I love the pastel colored, gold-rimmed china…feminine and elegant.

 The Marie Antoinette juice and Darjeeling tea were both delicious choices.
The pistachio macarons are my favorite, and the St. Honore pastry was as tasty as it is pretty! It consisted of puff pastry with vanilla cream and caramelized almonds.

My Mom got this pastry…wish I could remember what it was called! Well whatever it was, it was delicious.

So many pretty, spring-y macaron boxes, macaron trees, candles, and more in the front window.
photos by me 

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  1. Leslie wrote:

    That looks amazing! What a perfect place to take your mom for Mother's Day!

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    • Thanks Leslie! They opened up their back garden terrace for Mothers Day too, we just missed that unfortunately…next year 🙂

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  2. Looks like a great Mother's Day trip! I wish there was a place like that around here!


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  3. Anonymous wrote:

    The pastry your mom ordered looks like a Canelé (was the inside almost a cross between custard and cake?) – They are amazing, and now I need to go find one (or 12)

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    • Hmm, it might've been a version of one…it was like a breakfast pastry type thing, and all covered in caramelized sugar…k now I want one too!

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  4. Love it!

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  5. Alex wrote:

    Love their decorations, NY has the best little restaurants!

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  6. I love Laduree! We don't have a Laduree store in Melbourne sadly but whenever I go back to my home town of Paris I always make a point of stopping by their Champs Elysee store and eating everything in sight. Their St Honore is to die for! Your mom's dessert looks like a sugared 'Cannele de bordeaux' perhaps?

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    • I can only imagine how beautiful the Paris location must be! Yes, I think it was a cannele, it looks like one…might have to go back to investigate 🙂

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  7. From Me, a Native NYER…..I can't WAIT to have a life like yours!

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