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North Broad Is Getting a French All-Day Cafe From an Established Restaurateur

Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette and La Peg will open Gabi this summer

Peter Woolsey of Bistrot La Minette is opening Cafe Gabi
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Chef Peter Woolsey, known for restaurants Bistrot La Minette and La Peg, is opening a third French venue: Gabi is going into one of the new Hanover North Broad buildings across from each other at Broad and Callowhill. The restaurant will be an all-day cafe with sidewalk seating, Philly Mag reports.

As expected, it sounds like Gabi will be a little different than Woolsey’s other eateries. Opened in 2008, Bistrot La Minette is a thoroughly French brassiere serving dinner and weekend brunch. The chef added La Peg, which has tried on a few identities, in the FringeArts theater building on the Delaware River in 2014.

For Gabi, the look is 1940s Parisian Art Deco, Philly.com reports. Food, like escargot, nicoise salad, and French onion soup, will be served from early morning through dinner, and there will also be a bar.

The restaurant is slated to open in June, per Philly.com.

This is Woolsey’s first project with partners. He’s working with Bistrot La Minette’s executive chef Kenneth Bush and La Peg’s GM Brad Histand.

Look for Gabi in the mid-rise Hanover North Broad building on the east side of the street (339 N. Broad Street). The two buildings, from developer Parkway Corporation, are part of the transformation of the North Broad corridor.

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