Parsons School of Design alumnus with a BFA in fashion, who has worked in the menswear industry for several years. Past lives have been in the East Village and Lower East Side of Manhattan; more recently transplanted to Harlem. Currently living in a 1907 "French flat," an Edwardian era middle-class apartment.
Cafe Saint Germain is the second French cafe to open up on East Harlem's Lexington Avenue but it is also unfortunately the most hidden. Having debuted earlier in the year, the super cozy eatery with warm wood paneled walls has been concealed under some major scaffolding at 1695 Lexington Avenue (between 106th and 107th Street) until a sign was recently added on to the construction site. Inside, one will find proprietor Mario Douge at work on freshly baked French pastries and specialty sandwiches during breakfast and lunch hours. We were informed that dinner services was coming sometimes in the near future and it's pretty much BYOB for evening hours until they get their liquor license set up. There's also free WiFi for those who just want to have a coffee and hangout with the laptop. Check out more details and some positive reviews on Yelp: LINK.