Lemon Crepe at Crepes Ooh La La
Lemon Crepe at Crepes Ooh La La
In Review

Crepes Ooh La La

4 out of 5 stars
4 out of 5 stars - 'Smashing'
1548 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA
Review by Loni Stark
Lemon Crepe at Crepes Ooh La La
Lemon Crepe at Crepes Ooh La La

Arriving in Walnut Creek for Center REP Theatre’s latest production, I realized I needed a shot of caffeine. I was early for the show so I decided to explore the surrounding shops in search of an inviting cup of latte injected with a double shot of espresso.

However, on my quest for a latte, I was suddenly distracted by the smell of warm crêpes being created right in front of my eyes at a little restaurant called “Crepes Ooh La La”. For those that love pancakes, crêpes are the thinner French variety of this popular batter on hot griddle creation.

The making of a crêpe...nice an thin does it!

The ingredients for crêpes consist simply of flour, eggs, milk, butter, and a pinch of salt. Making them thin and flat is an important part of the character of crepes. What entices the culinary imagination of course are the toppings and fillings. Crepes can be savory or sweet which make them a versatile treat especially for breakfast and dessert.

Savory crêpe with smoked turkey, egg and cheese.

We ordered a smoked turkey, egg and cheese crêpe and a classic lemon crêpe to share. Both were delicious. I enjoyed the smoked turkey crêpe slightly more since I was craving breakfast more than dessert at that hour of day.

More than the food though was the experience of discovering this tiny cafe, watching them make the crepes, and savoring the smell of batter bubbling and espressos steaming. Sitting outside in on the tiny patio with the sun pouring down from between the arbor, it was a relaxing prelude to an afternoon show at Center REP.

Loni Stark
Loni Stark is an artist at Atelier Stark, self-professed foodie, and adventure travel seeker who has a lifelong passion for technology’s impact on business and creativity. She collaborates with Clinton Stark on video projects for Atelier Stark Films. It’s been said her laugh can be heard from San Jose all the way up to the Golden Gate Bridge. She makes no claims to super powers, although sushi is definitely her Kryptonite.