Monday, September 27, 2010

Cafe Crepe - Brunch / Dessert of Champions in Santa Monica

My reviews are usually uber-verbose, I know.  So, I thought I'd mix it up a bit with this one and just provide the basics: date (Sunday), location (Cafe Crepe Santa Monica), and dish tried (Nutella and banana crepe with Grand Marnier - $9.25 - I skipped the hazelnuts) - and let my pics tell the rest. 



Yep, that good.  Had a single shot cappucino ($3.25) with it (Illy coffee is my fav!) and the pairing was divine.   We sat outside as it was a gorgeous day, but the decor inside is great as well - dark paneling with vintage French posters.  Those in a rush can also just do a 'grab n go' at the counter - the crepe is folded into a very portable triangle and served in a wrapper for easy nibbling while on the go.

Word of warning though - their dessert crepes seem to be a lot tastier than their savory ones - my friend had the Europa Ham and Emmental cheese crepe ($6.75) and it was pretty bland.

Great place to have casual brunch / dessert / coffee if you're already in the area!

[They've also tried broadened their offerings to widen their appeal - in addition to cafe fare - sandwiches, crepes, coffees and teas, they also offer burgers, pasta, pizzas, steak and fish entrees, and a large menu of beer, wine, liquor and mixed drinks - including a Nutella Martini!]

On a 7 point scale:
Flavor - 6 bites
Presentation - 4 bites
Originality - 4.5 bites
Ambience - 4.5 stars
Service - 5.5 stars
Overall experience - 5.5 bites
Price - $$ (2 bite marks)
Probability of return visit - 90%

Cafe Crepe
1460 3rd St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Ph.: 310.576.0499

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