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We are beyond excited about the coming of Chestnut Hill’s newest restaurant — a French café called Matines, which opened just across from Hilltop Books on Bethlehem Pike.

Amanda & Arthur de Bruc say they are delighted to be part of the Chestnut Hill community, and we feel so lucky to welcome them.

Arthur grew up in Paris but is originally from Brittany, France – his family has lived in the same Chateau since the 11th century. Amanda grew up in Paris with a French father from Lyon and a mother from New York. Arthur and Amanda moved to the United States in 2014, where they created and operated an award-winning café in Savannah, GA.

They now live in Philadelphia for the cooler climate and the beauty of Philadelphia’s history, which includes our historic and charming village of Chestnut Hill. They love walks in the Wissahickon with their two young children & their Greek dog Izzy. Stop by 89 Bethlehem Pike and enjoy sharing their delicious menu with us!!

Pop over to their website for more of their menu and story!