This small, around the corner, behind the bush located restaurant is a little jewel in the rough. Located 1 block east and parallel to the main drag of State Street, this location has one of the most authentic French recipe menus you will ever find. The owner & operator actually works the floor and makes sure everything is prepared perfectly. The crepes are light, airy and cooked to the perfect medium brown color, keeping the moisture in and the consistency even throughout the crepe. All of the added condiments are carefully prepared so when they are blended into the crepes, they have been equally cooked. This is the true reflection of quality French crepes. My wife & I visited on a mid-Sunday morning and were greeted by the owner in her inimitable French accent and warmth. She was backing up in the kitchen as well and it took several minutes + to get a server to take our order and bring coffee; but as we weren't in a hurry, we didn't mind the wait. Also, everyone was moving with purpose and intent on catching up with the recent influx of customers, so though the wait was a bit too long, nobody was slacking off, just busy. The coffee blend was a perfect medium morning brew, served in a warm mug which stayed warm throughout the meal. My wife ordered a mocha which was heavy on the chocolate, just as she likes it, and served in a giant cup-really hot. We both ordered the ham, egg, and Swiss cheese crepes and our food arrived promptly. The ham quality was excellent, tender and tasty, the cheese completely melted and the eggs prepared over easy. The only hot sauce available was Tobasco, which in Santa Barbara is a bit too pat. The added choice of Cholula would have shown a bit more local flavor. Once the staff got caught up, everything was perfect and the price was right.
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