This past weekend I set out on a failed mission to find the Santa Monica farmers market. I still haven't been cooking, but I like to snack on fruits and veggies during the day (or so I tell my trainer). Unfortunately, I didn't bring my BlackBerry with me so I ended up aimlessly wandering the streets of Santa Monica. In order not to make the whole trip a waste, I decided to treat myself to an early lunch. After parading up and down 3rd Street Promenade for a bit, I finally settled on getting a crepe at Cafe Crepe on the south end of the Promenade. Even though the place was busy, I was able to be seated fairly quickly because it was just me, but then I waited...and waited...and waited. Finally someone came out and asked if I knew what I wanted, but I had barely gotten through the breakfast and sandwiches portion of the menu. I don't know about you, but if I am going to eat at a place called Cafe Crepe, you can be damn sure I am going to have a crepe. I wasn't really in a sweet mood so I stuck to the savory side. Eventually my server came and I asked him which would be better between a smoked beef, Swiss, egg, and Dijon crepe or the prosciutto, egg, and Brie crepe. He enthusiastically said the prosciutto was better so that's what I ordered. The crepe was fine, but a little...meh. The fried egg was a little too well cooked for my preference and the crepe was very chewy and a little bland. Overall it wasn't a bad meal, just not a terribly exciting one. The side of fries I had (oh yeah, definitely didn't tell the trainer about that) were great. Well seasoned and perfectly crispy, I got to linger over them while reading a (rare) delightful script...also it took a while for my server to bring me the check. I definitely would love to go back and try the sweet crepes because they looked (and smelled) amazing.
1460 3rd St Promenade
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Just a note, I may be posting to little to not at all over the next couple of weeks. The good news is that I got a new apartment, but I can't move in until the 1st and so I am still not cooking while I finish up the last few weeks in crazy house. I am so excited to get back in the kitchen and stop eating snacks as meals you have no idea. Thanks for sticking with me through it all!