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Hampden gets a new cafe

By Richard Gorelick

The Baltimore Sun

12:57 PM EDT, May 22, 2013

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Hampden has a new cafe. It's called "CHOUX, the cafe at Ma Petite Shoe," and its official public opening is Friday.

The new cafe is located next door to Ma Petite Shoe, Susannah Siger's destination shoe store and chocolate boutique. The cafe will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

The offerings at CHOUX will include things like kale salad with almonds and dates, and broccoli salad with Dubliner cheddar and currants along with in-house pastries like pain au chocolat, gougeres, and a chocolate cookie with Bellagio cocoa, Hawaiian dark chocolate and chocolate-covered nibs.

The idea, Siger said, is "balancing healthy with decadent, keeping in mind the way the French eat."

The first floor of the cafe will also include a market wall stocked with gourmet crackers, French preserves, single-origin coffee beans, and imported honey.

CHOUX is located at 830 W. 36th St. For information call 410-235-3442 or go to mapetiteshoe.com.