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A Unique French Bakery
Experience in Chicago

Maison Marcel is a French bakery located in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago, offering a healthy menu with the freshest ingredients, in addition to the signature artisanal pastries by our Maître Boulanger from France.

The scent of our freshly baked croissants and roasted coffee greet you the second you enter our doors.

Grab a spot on the couch and catch up with a friend over pastries and hot beverage of your choice, or re-energize after an intense workout a with our healthy smoothies at our juice bar, or bring your laptop or book and enjoy the natural lighting in our boho-inspired deco open space.

We will make sure to make you feel right à la maison (at home).

À bientôt!

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Our Story

Xavi De Yparraguirre owner / founder named Maison Marcel in homage to his grandfather, an esteemed early 20th century Parisian culinary trailblazer. De Yparraguirre, with a solid background as an entrepreneur and restauranteur in Paris is eager to share his love of his native city with Chicago.

 

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Our Maître Boulanger

Arnaud Brochard, born, raised and trained in France, brings those frenchie flavors to Chicago with breads and pastries exclusively customized. With more than 15 years of experience, Arnaud has worked at several acclaimed patisseries, including: Pierre Hermé and Le Grenier Au Pain.

 
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Our Space

Maison Marcel’s interiors have come to life with the collaboration between Xavi and Chicago-based Avril Zayas, currently an In-House Interior Designer for the restaurant group Lettuce Entertain You.
Some of her work includes Beatrix, Èma and Summer House amongst others. 

The team members that have traveled around the world, created a melting pot of cultural backgrounds and experiences in this eclectic,
fun, cozy and most of all familiar space where the Maison Marcel´s culinary experience comes alive.

 
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Partners

In alignment with our mission to support local companies and producers, we partnered with Metric Coffee assuring the finest organic coffee.
Crockery is hand-crafted and designed at the Chicago Ceramic Center

 
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