Tucked back on Washington, behind the train tracks in downtown Royal Oak, What Crepe sits there with a giant question mark on the door.
It looks like a little boutique, and if you blink, you might miss it. So I made sure to keep my eyes WIDE open, (ha ha) and try out this niche cafe.
Rating: 5.5/5 stars.
Okay, so I thought that last week’s Looking Local rating was going to be the highest that I’ve ever given. But there was just so much “YES!” that happened while at What Crepe, that I had to one-up myself.
The restaurant itself is cute and quaint and eclectic and fun! The walls are painted a rich red color, there’s a smattering of different seating options (comfy chairs, big old tables, or the more-private high-tops in the back), and the walls are lined with wine bottles and French decor. So the place looks like it’s something straight out of a story book.
And then there’s the food. Oh my God, the food. It can be a little on the wallet-tightening side, depending on what you get, but the cost is definitely worth it. I paid about $16 for the crepe that I got, The Green Goat. Marinated chicken, lettuce, green apples, goat cheese and bacon all wrapped up in the fluffiest of crepes and covered with a delicious sauce. It was, hands down, the best thing I have EVER tasted in my life–and I don’t say that lightly. Plus, I had plenty of leftovers to take home, and I can tell you that it tasted just as good the second day.
And, on top of all that, the service at What Crepe was top notch. You guys have got to go check this place out.
My advice? Make sure you ask the staff what their favorite items on the menu are. The crepe that I got (The Green Goat) was definitely NOT something I would have chosen on my own. However, our waitress sang it’s praises, and boy oh boy, was it just plain heavenly.
I’ve moved to a new place, and I’m looking local. If you have any suggestions for places I should try in the Detroit area, leave a comment, or give me a shout! You stay classy. For more, go to http://everydaybytay.com.