October 9, 2007

La Creperie Café

A great place to dine at on a sunny afternoon is La Creperie Café in Belmont Shore. It's a French café that serves up a variety of delectable savory and sweet crêpes, as well as pastas, salads and sandwiches.

The front of the restaurant on Second Street

The east-facing wall inside the restaurant

A fake window on the west-facing wall inside

Heh...a crazy bicycle stuck on the wall

I always order a crêpe when I eat here. Their pastas and sandwiches are equally tasty, but I think at least one person at the table should order a crêpe, and that person usually ends up being me. Be sure to order a basket of garlic fries to share at the table — they are so yummy, with chopped parsley and real chunks of garlic to satisfy the taste buds.

You cannot have a meal here without the fries!

Au Bon Curry Crêpe
Curry, coconut milk, chicken breast and cilantro cream sauce,
topped with sour cream & mango chutney

©2007 Yuzu Eats

The chicken breast pieces in the crêpe were a good size; actually, they were quite filling. The curry itself was tasty, but I could've done without the mango chutney. Don't get me wrong — I love mango stuff — but I felt that its sweetness tended to overpower the flavor of the curry. When I order a curry dish, I expect to mostly taste the curry. But, in this case, I tasted a whole lotta mango, and only a little bit of coconut milk and curry flavor. About halfway through eating the crêpe, I scraped the mango chutney off of it so that I could enjoy the curry. Not sure about the sour cream on top either. I enjoy sour cream with Mexican dishes, but I've never before had sour cream with curry. It's not an entirely bad combination ('cause it's hard for me to say no to sour cream) — it just caught me by surprise, that's all.

The restaurant is relatively small, so expect a long wait. I've been seated immediately on a week night, but on weekends I've waited up to over an hour to get a table. Weekdays are generally less crowded, especially in the middle of the day when you can also take advantage of their smaller-sized lunch portions at lower prices. If you choose to dine outside, feel free to bring your dog. The major downside about eating outside is inhaling the secondhand smoke of diners who have cigarettes with their meal.
La Crêperie Café
4911 E. Second St. (between Argonne and St. Joseph)
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 434-8499

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At 10/09/2007 7:33 PM, Blogger mushroommeadows said...

Yummy! I LOVE crepes. I want to learn how to make them, but I heard it's kinda hard. :(

At 10/09/2007 8:32 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Crêpes are tasty! I've made them before...a long, long time ago. But you need a really flat, wide pan. Mine came out really small because I didn't have a big enough pan.

At 10/16/2007 6:09 PM, Blogger mushroommeadows said...

:-) Oh...I forgot to tell you, I love your new little yuzu critter. He's sooooooooooooo cute!

At 10/16/2007 10:34 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

Hee hee, thank you!

At 10/17/2007 3:02 PM, Anonymous tigerfish said...

I only think of crepes as snacks or desserts and not in main meals like pastas and sandwiches. Geez....but for fries, you can give that to me anytime :p

At 10/17/2007 7:56 PM, Blogger Yuzu said...

The way this restaurant serves up their crêpes, it'd be hard not to call them meals. They're so big and filling! I can never finish a whole one.

Haha, I agree with you about the fries. ;D


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