Café Chinois, owned by Indochine owner, now open

(Source: Café Chinois)
(Source: Café Chinois)

First there was Indochine, then came Indochine Express, and now open by the beloved Wilmington restaurant owner is a new restaurant called Café Chinois.

Solange Thompson, Indochine owner, says the theme of her new restaurant is “where food meets art and art meets food.”

Art at Indochine.
Art at Indochine.

Café Chinois took over the space where Southern Thai used to be.

They have same menu as Southern Thai but they have also be added some new Vietnamese and Korean dishes. Thompson says it is a very casual space.

“It’s not very plush or anything but it very simple and a nice place to relax,” Thompson said.

They have everything from Vietnamese crepes to low carb dishes, vegetarian dishes, and everything in between. Thompson says she’s most excited for the crepes.

Aside from all the excitement around their new opening, Thompson says she’s proud to bring another restaurant to Wilmington and hopes it will live up to the Indochine name.

(Indochine Express - Source: WECT)
(Indochine Express – Source: WECT)

“I’m very proud to be part of this community,” Thompson said. “People [know] Indochine has a good name. So I would like Chinois to also continue that into the future.”

Thompson also said she’s looking to open another Indochine Express in Leland.

“I’ve had people emailing me and texting me saying ‘When are you going to move to Leland?’,” she said.

Café Chinois is Thompson’s priority right now but once she gets it up and running, hopefully an Indochine Express will be in Leland’s future.


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