A popular French cafe in the South End reopened last Friday after a temporary closure, according to Boston Restaurant Talk. An employee reached at Cafe Madeleine on Thursday confirmed that the cafe has been up and running for nearly a week now after its brief hiatus from the neighborhood.
Cafe Madeleine, which specializes in fine French pastry, was named after its owner and executive pastry chef's mother. Frederic Robert crafts a menu of delicate pastries for the cafe, which range from croissants and puff pastry treats to muffins and light brioche, along with tarts, cakes, cookies, savory lunch sandwiches, salads, and more.
The cafe at 517 Columbus Ave. had closed for its seasonal hiatus in February, but its existing plans to reopen were delayed as a result of damage that took some time to repair. Cafe Madeleine reopened on April 1, as promised in a post on its Facebook page that initially announced the delay.