Located just off of 17th and Summit, you will find a bunch of hidden treasures. I have already blogged about a few: Fervere and Little Freshie. This time is a little taste of France on this crossroad, Chez Elle Creperie and Coffeehouse. Just as the name implies they serve coffee and crepes, as well as soups, baked goods, and quiches. I have heard great things about this place and could not wait to try a bite.
The outside had an ample amount of tables, and if it were slightly warmer out it would have been the perfect weather to sit outside people watch, talk, and enjoy our crepes. As soon as you walked inside, you experienced a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This creperie was split into two main rooms, one with a lot of tables and slightly dimmer, but a perfect atmosphere for talking and enjoying company. The other room was brighter, but also had a couch and bookshelves filled with board games and books.
When you walked inside there is a window straight ahead where you order your food and drinks. When you order you receive a number and you place on the little Eiffel tower that is on each of the tables and they bring your drinks and food out to you as soon as it is prepared. Above the window is a chalk board menu with all of the different crepe options. They can also do whole wheat, gluten free, and vegan crepes. I ordered the Tour Eiffel, and my friend ordered the Cintron.
The Tour Eiffel is a savory crepe. It contained smoked salmon, capers, caramelized onions, artichokes, herbed cheese spread with crème fresh on top. When this crepe came out it was folded into a triangle with a dollop of crème fresh and capers sprinkled on top. At first I was thinking that this would not be enough food, but I was wrong. It was a heavier crepe than I was expecting, but it was not too heavy. The salmon was slightly overcooked, but it was nice inside of the crepe. The capers were a nice touch and I normally do not care for capers. It was beautiful plating. The herbed cheese spread inside of the crepe was beautiful. I would have loved to take that home and spread it on some crackers.
The Cintron is a sweet crepe. It contained lemon curd with strawberries and whip cream. I am a sucker for sweet, especially when it contains fresh fruits. Lemons and strawberries is a combination you can almost never go wrong with, just think of strawberry lemonades. Awesome, right? This was no different. There was not too much of one item in the crepe. Which is great, a lemon curd can easily overpower the subtlety of the light sweetness of the strawberries. It tasted like a cream puff with lemon custard and strawberries. So light and beautiful, and to quote my friend, it was “magical delicious.”
Each crepe ranged was about $7 – $10. My tab with the Tour Eiffel crepe and the small latte ended up being about $20, including a tip.
This is a really cute place; I would recommend coming here for a brunch or even for a lunch date. It is chill and you do not have to worry about it being too loud for conversations.
Address: 1713 Summit St, Kansas City, MO 64108
Hours: Monday: 11:00am – 2:00pm; Tuesday – Thursday: 7:30am – 3:00pm; Friday: 7:30am – 9:00pm; Saturday: 8:00am – 9:00pm; Sunday: 8:00am – 3:00pm