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Published May 3rd 2012
Well, I'm glad you asked (and even if you didn't, I'll let you in on the secret anyway). Forget what you've heard before, people of Perth, I proudly present to you, La Galette de France in Nedlands. For those of you who have already made the self discovery of Kingdom Crepe, then sit back, and enjoy the familiar sights of the warm and inviting little white cafe tucked away carefully along Broadway. But, for those of you caught completely unaware, I can assure you, that there will be enough eye candy below for you to be glad that you stumbled across this article's way.
And although I've dubbed this one of the best places to Crepe your style for the day, I can't resist mentioning the other delicious aspects of their menu. Foodie's Five, Version: La Galette de France, one, two, three, lego.
1. Complète $9.00
Le Complète Crepe, and how I can't go past a runny egg yolk.
I believe as far as breakfast goes, the Complète is my crepe of choice. Even before I tuck in, it's the theatre of having a perfectly runny egg placed in front of you that intrigues me endlessly. And there is just something about the golden cascade that follows from the slightest form of impact that always leaves me captivated.
Aside from that, it's that moreish and satisfying classic flavour combination of cheese, tomatoes, ham and eggs that would make any hungry human happy. And when it is all encapsulated into crepe form; perfection. But all good tastes aside, the texture alone of this crepe is just amazing.
2. Raspberry Dream $9.50
A combination of Homemade Chocolate Sauce and Raspbery Coulis and Roasted Almonds
I'm not fond of anything too overly sweet for breakfast, so anything beyond a spoonful of nutella and berry pancakes is a little too much for me. Thankfully, there's this great concept called Brunch, and by 11am I am more than open to the idea of chocolate, raspberries, ice cream and sugary goodness in general. This sweet crepe is usually a must order whenever I frequent La Galette. The chocolate sauce is homemade, but still evokes a velvety decadence, that balances beautifully with the tangy raspberry coulis. Another thing that stands out to me is the texture of the roasted almonds that contrasts with the fluffy crepe. You cannot go wrong with a crepe that uses interesting textures as a vessel for great flavours.
3. Almond Croissant $4.50
Not a Crepe, but arguably La Galette's most popular pastry
This is the most talked about pastry that I know of from La Galette. Every time I mention that I'm heading over for a coffee or crepe, somebody will flag me down and deliver an in-depth monolouge about the wonders of Almond Croissant. "To die for" is such an overused statement, but how could you not for toasty, flaky, icing sugar covered pastry goodness? This pastry is a must try for any new La Galette diners, as well as a favourite revisit for any current diners.
4. Apple $8.50
I always get my crepes with ice cream, as I am a glutton
I'm inclined to anything on a menu that involves apple and cinnamon or brown sugar, it's one of those flavour combinations that always gets me, like beetroot and feta or chocolate and cheese (yes, you heard right, and it's amazing). This is another sweet crepe that La Galette offers whereby they once again use great texture as a backdrop for irresistible flavours. I really enjoyed this one, particularly in the afternoon tea time of day. I also love that a scoop of ice cream comes with their sweet crepes; it's like the Universe's way of saying nobody cares about calories.
5. Coffee $3.80
Every coffee comes with a complimentary baby Palmier
Personally, I think La Galette is one of the best places in Perth to get consistently delicious coffee. Whether I arrive at the cafe garishly early, at before 7 in the morning or drop by for a mid afternoon pick-me-up, their coffee always delivers. Rich, flavour full and frothy, just the way a perfect coffee should be. And the baby Palmier that they serve on the side is always a welcome addition to the table. If a long day ahead calls, La Galette coffee will fall within the first few things I accomplish in the morning.
La Galette de France has become a weekly visit destination for me, and other than the amazing crepes, I find myself tucking into many of their other treats on offer:
Macarons ($3) - my favourite being the Salted Caramel
So, whether it be for any day breakfast, or a mid-week afternoon tea splurge, La Galette is definitely my recommendation for the best crepes in Perth, as well as some notable French pastries and excellent coffee.
La Galette de France Crawley
Nedlands, WA 6009
08 9386 5097
Monday to Saturday 6.30am - 3.00pm,
Sunday 7.00am - 2.00pm
Most Public Holidays