Crepes A Latte is a cafe that opened a few months ago in the North Center area, and is gaining a small but dedicated following in the neighborhood. It is conveniently located on Irving Park right off of the Brown Line stop. One reason that it has not become more popular is perhaps because it is not on Lincoln Avenue where most of the other restaurants in the area are located.
This cafe specializes in, well, crepes and coffee just as the name suggests. Don’t be fooled, all of their offerings are not filled with fruit. They have hearty offerings such as the smoked turkey crepe can definitely serve as an alternative to a sandwich, with its red peppers, cheese, and sweet vidalia onion sauce. For breakfast, the crumbled blueberry muffin crepe is highly recommended. They have a selection of dessert crepes as well, including a southern pecan praline.
For drinks, Crepes A Latte offers coffee, espresso, lattes, and a unique peanut butter mocha. If coffee is not your taste, they also have tea, smoothies and milkshakes.
Crepes A Latte is bright and open and is an ideal place to lounge. It is whimsically decorated, so be advised that it is not the same atmosphere as one might find in a Starbucks. The staff is very friendly, and will no doubt end your visit with their catchphrase, “Have A Crepe Day.”
Crepes A Latte is open 7 days a week, and an average ticket will run about $7.00-$9.00. It is located at 1840 W Irving park Road. You can find their menu and more information at crepesalatte-thecafe.com. Crepes A Latte is definitely a change of pace for the neighborhood, and is sure to catch on quickly.