The French certainly know their crepes…..and believe it or not the Japanese do too. So, just imagine, a Japanese pancake cafe in the heart of the Marais district, Paris. And as we were ‘on tour’ in Paree last week we thought we’d make a visit there….our 3rd visit in fact. Yes, Mr and Mrs Monkfish like their pancakes…
Unlike the classic french crepe these Japanese pancakes are made with organic buckwheat flour and are more commonly known in le francais as galettes de blé noir. Each pancake is filled with premium seasonal ingredients and focus is clearly on quality rather than whacky flavour combos.
Breizh Cafe serve their crepes savoury or sweet and you can even have mini pancakes for an hors d’oeuvre should you wish. So, without hesitation we went for the full three courses. One should not be shocked at the Monkfish capacity when dining out!
Mini pancakes for starters with smoked salmon and wasabi dressing..
Ms Monkfish feasted on Toulouse sausage, mushroom and green leaves a plenty for mains while Mr Monkfish went for a seasonal asparagus pancake with chorizo and tomatoes and a good ole free range runny egg, yum…
Washed down with a splendid organic cider we progressed to our sweet course as follows..
Without doubt, the best ‘crepes’ in Paris, factoid.
109 Rue Vieille du Temple
Closed on Monday and Tuesday