Sunday, November 8, 2009

Le Crepe Cafe

I want to introduce you to another place that I have discovered that can transport me to another country, just by walking in the door. Marysol Ruiz owns Le Crepe Cafe, and for the past few years has run her business from a small, yet snazzy little food cart. But as of last week, you can now cross the threshold from East Manoa road and step into a little slice of Paris.

Le Crepe Cafe now sits at 2740 E. Manoa Rd in Honolulu, Hawaii. The murals on the wall, the french music coming from the speakers, and of course the dozens of crepes to choose from, mix with the sounds of customers chatting in french and sipping espressos.

Le Crepe Cafe serves savory and sweet crepes. The savory crepes are great combinations of veggies, lunch meats, cheeses, and fresh herbs. I watched Marysol whip up one where she cracked two eggs onto the crepe as it cooked and continuously spread the egg around and then layered on some turkey slices and cheese. So simple, yet so great for breafkfast, snack, lunch or dinner.

The sweet crepes have combinations of fresh fruit, nutella, honey, and even one that is simply sugar and lemon juice sprinkled over a perfectly cooked crepe.

If you are in the neighborhood, stop in for a meal or a snack and allow yourself to linger over a simple French dish. Close your eyes and you might forget that you're sitting in the jungle of Hawaii, and you just might believe you are strolling under the Eiffel Tower.

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