Cheri and I passed by this restaurant on Nuit Blanche but didn't think much of it at that time: another generic crepe spot, with a name that is easy to confuse with their competition. After we received a bunch of flyers promoting the place, we decided to support a neighborhood business.
With their light weight typeface, the brand is definitely going for a trendy, clean feel. All wall glass windows contributed to the look.
NOSE & SWIRL
Inside, the brick wall with large chalkboards gives a sense of warmth. I have to say, I was impressed by their enveloping idea of matching all crepes with a beer or wine suggestions. We were here a bit too early to test that out but it is definitely something worth to experience.
After we ordered at the front counter we picked our seat. There are plenty of options - bar-like tall chairs, a few booths and cafe like tables. A nice ambient light comes from their unique monitor skylights - worms-ioeye view of French buildings. After sipping on our coffee and tea, our Blinchici order came. To our surprise they were not Russian Blinchici but a lot like
beignets - airy dough covered with some icing sugar, crème fresh, mint leafs and a side of raspberry jam.
Next we shared their Galette Au Sarasin - buckwheat crepe with ham, Swiss cheese, egg, a side of béchamel sauce and greens. A filling breakfast dish, overall. It was interesting to see the egg remain in tact.
Lastly came our Dulce De Leche crepe. With plenty of pecans, and peach garnish, it was a caramel delight.
The kitchen staff at the cashier both looked after all of our needs and addressed our picky request. Both were also checking in on us once in a while. We really enjoyed our experience at this restaurant, and will be back for an evening meal and their beer and wine suggestions.