The sister shop to Le Carpe Diem at Grenfell Street, Le Paris Plage at Glenelg is a great place to enjoy a wide range of both sweet and savoury crepes. The place is a great hit with the locals and was packed when we arrived. We were fortunate to find a table.
Made from buckwheat, their savoury crepes are folded in a way that allows you to see the filling. The crepe of the Nice Crepe we chose was thin and crisp, and had a good quantity of mushrooms and artichokes to give the crepe a delectable earthy flavour. The egg had a lovely runny yolk, and the salty olives and sweet tomatoes helped to tie everything together. While the use of Swiss cheese may suggest a very creamy dish, it actually gave the dish a texture and taste somewhat similar to pizza.
As expected a wide range of sweet crepes are available, ranging from simple ones to deluxe crepes with a wide variety of toppings. The salted caramel and caramelized apples in the Rienette Crepe we chose were not too sweet and the Belgium chocolate gave the dish a bit of a rich taste. Some crunch was provided by the almonds and the creamy vanilla ice cream and crème fraiche served to balance the rich taste of the melted Belgium chocolate.
Rienette Crepe (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
For our beverage, we tried their le Rose juice which consists of a combination of strawberries, green apple and raspberries. The juice had the right level of sweetness and we were delighted that it was served ice-cold to add to the enjoyment.
le Rose Juice (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
In addition to crepes, Le Paris Plage also has a wide range of pastries and cakes. Meant to be eaten hot, the Raspberry Chocolate Fondant had a lovely soft centre with a rich chocolaty taste tempered by the slightly sour raspberries. We also enjoyed their Chocolate Croissant, which had the buttery flavour we desired and enough chocolate to make eating it pleasurable. A bit of extra crunch was provided by the topping of roasted almonds.
Raspberry Chocolate Fondant (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
Chocolate Croissant (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
The décor of the restaurant gave it a cosy feel although we felt the tables were spaced a bit close to each other. The restaurant is planning to extend its opening hours into the evening so you can look forward to being able to enjoy their dishes for dinner too.