Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chez Elle

For those mornings (or aftermornings for that matter) that you wake up and just crave crepes, Chez Elle is your place! It is located in this quaint little building in the Westside neighborhood, just east of West of Downtown KC. I have never been to France, but I imagine that if you were to go to a creperie in France, it would be a lot like Chez Elle.

There are metal bistro tables out front, that no one asks you to leave. The interior is decorated with bright colours, a colourful menu (disregard the English), paintings of flowers, landscapes, and such with more bright colours, tiny metal Eiffel Towers, and then a KC skyline (that has even been updated to show the finished Kauffman Center, shown to right) to add a touch of KC. You can get real coffee drinks, not that crap that you would get at Starbucks. And not to mention, oh yeah, the crepes.

They have breakfast crepes, dessert (sweet) crepes, lunch/dinner (savory) crepes, and well... just about any kind of crepe you can imagine. I have personally had: The Acropolis, a savory crepe featuring chicken, tomatoes, kalamata olives, baby spinach, feta in a cucumber sauce, which to a crepe noobie do not seem like things that scream "crepe", but let me assure you that it is delicious. The Bonjour, a breakfast crepe which features bacon or ham, egg, and choice of cheddar or swiss cheese. The Pomme Tart, which features warm apple crisp topped with creme Anglaise and caramel sauce. The Paris, a sweet crepe featuring Nutella and banana and/or strawberry, this is probably my favorite crepe that I have had ever (not just at Chez Elle). Another thing to note about the crepes is that they are deceivingly large. You may order a savory and a sweet (for instance the Acropolis and the Paris, as I often do) because your eyes are bigger than your stomach. You may even think that they do not look all that large when they arrive at your table, but they are delicious and filling. My advice is that you split the sweet crepe with a date.

Don't make the mistake of thinking that awesome crepes are the only things you can get at Chez Elle. Au contraire mon frere! Chez Elle does amazing muffins, scones, biscotti, etc. Chez Elle also offers fresh squeezed juice and the aforementioned coffee to go with your crepes.

Chez Elle is going to cost a tad more than stopping at Quik Trip for a sausage biscuit but it is worth every penny! I mean seriously, have you ever tried to make a crepe on your own? If you haven't, don't waste your time, you will not be able to do it, just go over to Chez Elle and they will hook you up.

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