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.
Bistro Monet in Glen Ellyn offers flavorful eats and tasty desserts.
Easily avoid animal products, gluten and high-fat items when you dine at Bistro Monet, where dietary needs are always considered.
This restaurant's fully stocked bar is a perk for patrons who enjoy a fine wine (or more) with their meal.
You won't need to get a sitter before heading to this restaurant — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment.
Enjoy a meal with all your loved ones. Bistro Monet makes it easy for big groups.
If waiting to be seated isn't your style, plan ahead and make reservations.
For those who prefer to dress down for dinner, Bistro Monet's low-key style is the perfect match.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Bistro Monet also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
Patrons have access to free parking in the neighboring lot.
Bike parking is quick and easy at Bistro Monet.
Deep pockets not required! Bistro Monet takes pride in its over-the-top flavor and just-right prices.
Featuring breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the restaurant's evening menu is rated top-of-the-line.
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.
Treat yourself to a local tour of France and indulge in traditional French cuisine and fine wine at L'Anne.
Ready for a drink to unwind? At this restaurant, you can pair your meal with something from their full bar.
L'Anne is a fine restaurant for those with large and small parties.
Outdoor dining doesn't get much better than the beautiful patio at L'Anne.
Don't be the last one waiting! Reserve a seat so you can eat when you're ready.
L'Anne goes easy on the dress code — business casual is expected, so no need to squeeze into your finest attire.
Need to get out of the house? Order and pick up from this restaurant.
It's time to gather up the party people. Serve them great food from L'Anne.
The free parking lot next door is a steal for those dining at L'Anne.
Checks are bigger than average at the restaurant, so prepare your wallet.
When your stomach starts growling, head on over to L'Anne and indulge in some French fare.
So get ready for some inventive Asian cooking at L'Anne where every dish blends together a number of cultures.