|Little Breizh: Sea chic galette, butter galette, & side salad|
Breton galettes, which hone from the Brittany region of France, consist of just buckwheat flour, water, and salt. The galettes come out browned and crispy with a nutty flavor from the toasted buckwheat flour. Fillings are simple, often consisting of emmental cheese, ham, and a sunny-side up egg. I wasn't used to seeing savory crêpes/galettes like these. The ones in the US are often folded into cones and stuffed with a variety of ingredients and sauces. I loved the simplicity of these galettes and especially how crispy, buttery, and flavorful they were.
|Breizh Cafe: Salted Caramel Crepe|
Little Breizh on the Left Bank and Breizh Cafe on the Right Bank are two prime places to get traditional Breton galettes and crêpes. Little Breizh is on a narrow street off Blvd. St. Germain. They have a great lunch gourmand menu that includes a savory galette, sweet crepe, and a cup of apple cider for under €15. Apple cider, the alcoholic kind, is a popular beverage to accompany crêpes. It's often served in small bowls that remind me of an over-sized tea cup or a rice bowl.
|Breizh Cafe: Mushroom Complete Galette & Complete Galette|
I've yet to find any place in California that serves up buckwheat galettes like these. Has anyone seen these around here?
11 rue Gregoire de Tours
Open Tues-Fri, 11am-3pm and 6:15-11:30pm
Open Saturday-Sunday, 11am-11:30pm
109 rue Vieille du Temple
Open Wed-Sun, 11:30am-11pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and 3 weeks in August
L’Épicerie Breizh Café
111 rue Vieille du Temple
Open Wed-Sun, 11am-9pm
Closed Monday, Tuesday, and probably the same 3 weeks in August
Another spot on my list that we didn't get to try:
Crêperie Josselin (€10 lunch special!)67 Rue du Montparnasse
Open Tues-Sun, 11am-3pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm