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Café Madeleine, a French Hidden Gem – South Park

Café Madeleine, a French hidden gem, is tucked away on the corner of 30th and Juniper Street. We stumbled upon this French corner café, one late afternoon, weeks prior while checking out the scene in South Park. It was a quiet Sunday afternoon. The sun was setting over Balboa Park and a balmy 65-degree cold […]

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Cafe Madeleine in South Park

For anyone who’s been to Europe and fell in love with those charming little cafes that are sprinkled throughout cities like Paris, Barcelona, Zurich, Florence, etc.; there’s always that yearning inside to find that authentic look, feel and ambiance back here at home. Cafe Madeleine in South Park, will give you that fix. It’s a […]

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Cool kids on the block

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Two unique local shops on the same block are sharing some common ground. When it comes to quaint, Café Madeleine has captured the corner. “I think it’s very classy. It’s not the American version of French, it’s really authentic and cozy,” Christine Perez said. From its sidewalk seating to its […]

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South Park’s French connection

When Christina Perez opened Café Madeleine two years ago, she received some of the best French assistance San Diego has to offer. In her quest to replicate crepes as they’re made in Brittany, France (the birthplace of crepes), she deferred to her husband, Jerome Gombert, owner of Vagabond restaurant located a block from the tiny […]

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Taste a piece of Paris at local café

A sugary sweet mood is never quite complete without a trip to an adorable corner café. Those who have traveled to Europe know nothing compares to relaxing at a quaint corner café with a tiny cup of espresso and a chocolate crepe. Fortunately for San Diegans, there is no need to spend thousands of dollars […]

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Cafe Madeleine: “French Fast Good”

The last time I was in Paris, I took a long walking tour of Le Marais and afterward wandered up and down little streets until I just ran out of steam. I was famished in a city where hunger is an absurdity. Little cafes dotted the neighborhood’s major avenue but which to choose? I finally […]

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Very French Café Madeleine in South Park

Sorry, Carla. I’m in love. With Madeleine. Whoever Madeleine is. It’s Thursday morning, South Park, the sun’s coming and going, but that’s okay. Here on the dogleg between Fern and 30th, life feels good. You get the feeling South Park is happenin’. Trying new things. Like, a few months ago, somebody took this old corner […]

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ArtPulse TV Episode 14

Barbarella and Terri enjoy coffee and crepes at Café Madeleine in South Park and muse about the use of caffeine as an inspirational tool. In this episode, pen and ink artist Ted Washington discusses his stipple techniques, multimedia artist Andrew Hunter talks about the influence science and experiment has on his work, and painter Stephanie […]

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