La Creperie, Chatsworth Road, East London

At the weekend I went to a great creperie on Chatsworth Road in the Clapton area of east London. The road which cuts through streets lined with Victorian terraces is quite a trendy location with several casually stylish palces to eat. It is certainly worth going out of your way to visit La Creperie. I enjoyed “Simple Pleasures” – a crepe made with buckwheat flour enveloping smoked salmon, cream cheese and spinach with a sprinkling of grapes and olives “plated” rather than “coned”. It was so good! The menu has about ten sweet and ten salty crepes from chocolate and banana to scrambled eggs and ham. It is rustic and charming with the furniture looking like it’s being given a second lease of life and in a very nice spot too. Metal lamps hang in a sparse cluster from the ceiling in front of a blackboard wall with the menu and a big doodle of a bird. We even had front row seats as we watched an arrest take place on the corner opposite by the deli from our sofa in the window! The atmosphere is relaxed and friendly and the crepes and coffee delicious. The coffee may come in a slightly chipped cup but it certainly doesn’t make you not want to drink it!

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