La Lorientaise Crêperie
Forget that Nutella crepe you once had from a street vendor and thought was good. La Lorientaise Crêperie is here to set the record straight. It offers 30 different choices inside the old brick building that once housed The Croydon Store.
Marie Sellin, who owns the venue with Luke Jackson, earned her badge as a crepe maker at a training program in Brittany, France. The name comes from her hometown of Lorient – the term for a female from Lorient being a “Lorientaise”.
Behind a sturdy wooden bar, chefs prepare the crepes at one of four stations. There are 14 savoury and 16 sweet options. And that doesn’t include specials. The bar was custom built by Tony Dean from Raw Furniture, who also made the tables, chairs and shelving.
The savoury crepes are made with gluten-free buckwheat flour and the sweet with regular wheat flour. The batter rests for 24 hours to achieve the right texture.
If crepes aren’t your first choice, there are croissants made by La Madeleine, and filled in-house; and les croques (toasted sandwiches) with a choice of monsieur (ham, cheese, béchamel), madame (ham, cheese, béchamel, egg) or chevre (ham, cheese, béchamel, goat’s cheese).
Local and French beer, wine, cider and soft drinks are available to accompany. We recommend the French apple cider.