Too thin to be viable toilet paper and too flimsy for use as riot gear, crêpes remain undeniably most effective as an edible. Fill up on flattened goodness with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $21 worth of crêpes, fondue, and drinks at Rockin Crepes. With more themes than an Ingmar Bergman film, the Huntington Beach eatery boasts a classic-rock-centric menu, regular game nights, and smile-inducing décor.
All crêpes are made-to-order and come sided with your choice of Frank's homemade macaroni salad or fresh-fruit cup. More delicious than flannel, the Soundgarden comes stuffed with thinly sliced chicken breast, cheddar cheese, cilantro, onions, tomatoes, and a touch of Cholula ($8.99). Vegetarians can enjoy the Cinderella ($5.99), a leafy and light mix up of tomatoes, baby lettuce, sliced onions, and balsamic dressing, with cheese optional. Satiate a nagging sweet molar with the Guns N' Roses ($5.99), an indulgent layering of dark chocolate pitted inside a thin shell. The exhaustive menu also features a full fondue lineup of cheddar and smoked-gouda cheese ($16.99), milk or dark chocolate ($17.99), and a cheddar-merlot mix ($19.99). Or, feel free to defy the wrap and dips with a variety of sandwiches, paninis, and smoothies. View the complete menu here.
Trivia, Rockin karaoke, and Friday-night horror movies allow Rockin Crepes to live up to its name. Alternate finger usage between crêpe holding and button pressing with complimentary Atari systems; diners can also flex competitive muscles or challenge little kids to a variety of grab-‘n’-play board games. Rockin' Crepes comprises the quintessential odd couple, combining the demure elegance of French fare with the fun, energetic ambience of a rock concert in one swallowable and easily digestible treat. Redeem this Groupon for dine-in only; reservations are not needed.
- Fav crepe is the sound garden…In fact I've liked almost everything I've tried here. Frequently I just stop in for coffee. They have great lattes. – Jessica, Urbanspoon
- I must admit I have had many crepes in my dad [sic] growing up in Paris and this place is the closest I have found to the real thing. Their crepes have the right texture and thickness and are just amazing. The service is impeccable and the place is very clean. This is a total find!!!! – Mike W., Insider Pages
Crepes are by definition light and delicate, a stark contrast to the heavy metal aesthetic of Rockin Crepes where chefs in black T-shirts name dishes after bands such as Motley Crue or White Zombie. Ingredients such as dark chocolate, strawberries, and marshmallow cream inspired diners to elect Rockin Crepes a finalist for CityVoter's Best Desserts in Orange County in 2011, but the menu also conquers savory territory. Fondue plates give diners the chance to dunk morsels of focaccia bread, marshmallows, or fruit into creamy melted cheeses and chocolates, and smoothies deliver blends of fresh fruit without any additional sugars, syrups, or cherry-shaped air fresheners. Rockin Crepes encourages their guest's inner children with vintage Atari games and brings out their inner fanatics with sport nights featuring NBA, NHL, and college football games on 15 televisions.