Don't be worried if you order a crepe at Nu Crepes and the food arrives looking like a calzone. These are not the delicate crepes made in French-style creperies. They're hearty and stuffed so full that sometimes they land on tables in a circular tin pan. Those crepes might come stuffed with chicken doused in buffalo or barbecue sauce—or italian sausage mixed with green peppers and mushrooms. Sweeter palates, however, can keep it classic with cinnamon and sugar, or relish a campfire blend of marshmallows, biscoff, graham cracker, and chocolate. At breakfast, the egg-and-sausage crepes provide tastier morning fuel than a gasoline smoothie.
Owner Niall Martin never stops experimenting with new combos, either. Such wild creations as peppermint crunch, sloppy joe, and Greek breakfast have all starred as crepe of the month at some point. The kitchen sources everything it can from local vendors. In fact, Chicago's Dark Matter Coffee created an exclusive house blend just for the creperie.
Serving a range of tasty food and drink, Amano Cafe in Elmhurst will have you thinking about seconds (or thirds).
Head to Amano Cafe in comfort, where attire is business casual.
Drivers will be surprised by the number of street parking spots available near Amano Cafe.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Amano Cafe will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
Home to fresh breads and rich stews, French cuisine is served at Brasserie Restaurant, a delightful restaurant tucked away in the Des Plaines pocket of Des Plaines.
Serving the opposite of low-fat fare, Brasserie Restaurant is perfect for people who want to indulge.
With parking onsite, it's easier to get straight to our delicious food.
La France Cafe & Crepes: A User’s Guide
Charming French Cafe | Sweet and Savory Crepes | Gluten- and Egg-Free Options
Savory crepe: chicken breast with red onions, capers, tomatoes, and crème fraîche
Sweet crepe: Nutella with strawberry or banana
Appetizer: small salad with vinaigrette
Drink: salted-caramel latte
Don’t let the location fool you. The unassuming storefront in a suburban strip mall actually houses a charming French cafe that earned a favorable nod from WBEZ's Steve Dolinsky.
There are gluten- and egg-free options available on request.
Croque-monsieur: originated in French cafes, this pressed sandwich is filled with ham, gruyère, and béchamel. (A fried egg turns it into a croque-madame.)
Ratatouille: a vegetable stew from Provence that’s typically made of eggplant, zucchini, onion, tomato, garlic, and seasonings.
"Bonjour!" That's what you'll hear when you walk through the doors at La France Cafe & Crepes new larger location with additional seating, parking, and expanded hours, where energized chefs have churned out authentic French crepes since 2009. Once seated and glancing over the menu, visitors can choose from a variety of sweet and savory crepes and customize to their own individual taste. Though it's not incredibly long, the menu is divided down the middle between those two sides. Sweet crepes include fresh fruits, Nutella, and a variety of home made sauces. On the savory side, crepes are filled with everything from roasted eggplant and zucchini to sautéed sea scallops, chicken, and braised beef. No matter which type a diner chooses, chefs will make it fresh-to-order instead of rubbing a magic lamp and waiting for a genie to appear with it. This includes their fresh beignets that are served during all hours. The new location boasts additional seating and parking, extended hours, and an upcoming beer and wine menu.
Inside a cheerful café marked with a striped awning, chefs dote on hot pans that cradle delicate French crepes destined to encapsulate sweet or savory fillings. Cream of the Crêpe's batter whisperers take pride in the smallest details of their crepes, demanding that each flaunts a flaky texture, toothsome filling, and crisply ironed handkerchief. Crepe masters fill the edible envelopes with eggs and cheese during breakfast, grilled meat and crisp vegetables during lunch, and fresh fruits or decadent spreads during sweet-tooth attacks. Artful baristas grind Lavazza coffee beans to brew into drip coffees or strong espressos topped with scoops of frothy milk. Between customers, servers wipe the granite counter and set vases bursting with flowers on every table, where the blooms soak up light reflecting off the café's sunny yellow walls.