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Elegance was first opened in 1980 in Haverford by Javad and Simeen Vafa, who had the vision to open a small French bakery in the US. After many successful years, Javad and Simeen decided to pass down the legacy of Elegance to their son, Ziaeddin Vafa, and daughter-in-law, Maryam Vafa. Under their guidance, Elegance expanded its reach, opening its first location in Paoli in 1990 and a second location in Wayne in 2008.
As Zia and Maryam embark on new adventures, pursuing their dreams of travel and spending more time with family, they have entrusted the future of Elegance to Michael and Madeline Sage who are honored to carry on the rich tradition and legacy that the Vafa’s have built over the years.

• From the Sages •

With a deep appreciation for the history and reputation of Elegance, we are committed to upholding the same standards of excellence that have made this cafe a beloved community gathering place. Our passion for culinary artistry and dedication to exceptional service will guide us as we continue to provide a delightful experience for our valued customers.

We are excited for this new journey and look forward to welcoming you to Elegance. Whether you are a long-time patron or discovering us for the first time, we invite you to indulge in our freshly baked goods, perfectly crafted salads and soups, savor our freshly brewed coffee, and experience the warm and inviting ambiance that has made Elegance a cherished destination.

Thank you for your continued support, and we can’t wait to serve you at Elegance under our ownership.

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