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Expat Interiors

A neighborhood hangout that transforms from a cozy café by day to a spirited bar by night, Expat is your home for morning breakfast rituals, American cafe favorites and comfort food, well-traveled cocktails, and exciting natural wines.

Set in an intimate room, Expat channels the style, music, and mystique of 1950s hotspots Havana, Ibiza, and Marrakech. These alluring locales captured the imagination of travelers who sought a blend of cultural richness, artistic inspiration, and a break from convention. At Expat, we imagine the singular delights one would crave from back home after spending time away.

“We want to be a space that provides the atmosphere of an exotic destination while preserving the warmth and flavors of home,” says Daniel Alonso, Bonhomme Hospitality Group’s Founder and Creative Director. “We want Expat to be more than just a great old-world cafe-bar; it’s a haven for local residents and neighbors to count on for a great start to their morning, plug in and do a little work, indulge their cravings, lounge with a cocktail, and enjoy some vinyl DJ sets.”

Bonhomme Group Partner & Executive Chef Marcos Campos and Culinary Directors Shannah Primiano and Erwin Mallet filled both of Expat’s menus—Breakfast & Lunch; Dinner—with craveable food fit for any hour of the day.

For Breakfast & Lunch, guests can indulge in American cafe favorites like West Coast Breakfast Burrito with scrambled eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese, and golden raisin hot sauce; French Toast with strawberry compote, house-made Nutella, and candied hazelnuts; Blueberry & Banana Pancakes with organic fruit and maple syrup; BLT with pizza crust, bacon, lettuce, tomato, ricotta mayo, and sundried tomato pesto; pastries baked fresh every morning by our pastry chefs Maria and Brenda; toast with a choice of smashed avocado, mushroom, or cream cheese; and a wonderful assortment of sandwiches and wraps.

For Dinner, guests can enjoy comfort foods like House Smoked Pastrami with caraway rye, sauerkraut, Russian dressing, and Gruyère; Fish Tacos with crispy cod fish, avocado sour cream, and cabbage slaw; Pasta Al Limone with lemon and garlic cream, Italian olives, chili oil, and spiced breadcrumbs; and wood-fired pizzas.

From your first cup of coffee in the morning to your afternoon pick-me-up, Expat serves a rotating coffee program from local specialty roasters, with Hexe and Metropolis coffee companies providing our featured blends to mark this season.

Expat is a true “American Bar” in the style and manner of famous global watering holes that served cocktails to expatriates and global travelers. Created by Bonhomme Group Partner & Director of Beverage Programs Brian Sturgulewski, beverage offerings reflect American sensibilities and appetites yet display the influence of global flavors and cultures. The menu is divided into three sections: “All Day (And Night) Café” (Coffee & Tea Offerings, Coffee Cocktails); “Old Chums” (Stiff Drinks, Straight From The Freezer); “Fellow Travelers” (Legendary Libations From Famous Expat Bars Around The World). Some of Brian’s favorites from the inaugural menu are the Suffering Bastard from The Long Bar at Shepheard’s Hotel in Cairo, Egypt, made with bourbon, London dry gin, ginger, lime, bitters, and fresh mint; Papa Doble from El Floridita in Havana, Cuba, made with white rum, maraschino, grapefruit, and lime (blended); and Porn Star Martini from LAB in London, England, made with vodka, passionfruit, vanilla, and a sidecar of champagne. Expat’s passionate bar team also keeps a rotating list of affordable natural wines that embrace authentic winemaking styles, unique varietals, and emerging winemakers we fancy.

To bring Expat’s stunning vision to life, Maison Bonhomme collaborated closely with a global dream team starring Luca Lanzetta Group, Popham Design, Molteni&Co, Viabizzuno, and Antoniolupi. Design elements include handmade cement and zellige tiles by Popham Design; a monumental Tisoffio Light by Viabizzuno; bar counters created with polished marble from Italy; cocktail tables by Rodolfo Dordoni; sofas by Yabu Pushelberg; handmade “Beni” rugs by Soufiane Zarib; a rotating collection of lithographs and photography; and bathroom vanities and taps by Antoniolupi.