Felipe Armenta Opening his Sixth Restaurant in Fort Worth


The interior of Maria’s Mexican Kitchen. Photo Courtesy of Maria’s Mexican Kitchen’s Facebook page.

Caroline Sanders, Co-Editor in Chief

Cafe Margot, a new French bistro, will be opening at 3150 South Hulen Street in Fort Worth. It will be moving in where Corner Bakery was before it closed in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. The building has been empty and deserted, until now. 

“I loved eating lunch at the Corner Bakery. It was so close to home and they had the best tomato soup,” Fort Worth resident, Travis Sanders, said.   

Cafe Margot is set to open sometime in the next month and the project has been commandeered by Fort Worth restaurateur, Felipe Armenta. Armenta manages The Tavern, Press Cafe, Maria’s Mexican Kitchen, Pacific Table, and Cork & Pig Tavern. The name Cafe Margot is said to have been inspired by Armenta’s daughter, Margot. The interior designing will be done by Maven Interior Design Studio, or Kellye Maven, who headed the design of Maria’s Mexican Kitchen and also re-designed the interior of The Tavern this past year. Armenta opened his first restaurant in Fort Worth in 2011 and continues to impress the city.

“Some of my favorite restaurants in Fort Worth are [Armenta’s], so I’m excited to see what he’s going to do with his next one,” Caroline Homan ‘23 said.

Armenta’s plan for Cafe Margot is to have it be an indoor-outdoor concept, similar to Press Cafe. The restaurant will offer lunch and dinner and will serve French-inspired foods: freshly baked pastries, pastas, and seafood options. The cafe will also have a full bar.

Because of Cafe Margot’s convenient location, it is possible that FWCD faculty and seniors will start frequenting the location during off campus lunchtime. It sits in the area next to other popular lunch places like Panda Express, Chipotle, and Starbucks within the Trinity Commons Shopping Center.

Observing how successful Armenta’s other restaurants in Fort Worth have become, it would not be surprising if Cafe Margot blew up with popularity.