By Carding Del Real
The Crepes and Grapes Café is a French inspired crȇperie in Uptown Whittier. The café sells handcrafted Paninis and a variety of food.
The café is located on Greenleaf Ave and Bailey St. in Whittier. It is only 15 minutes away from the East Los Angeles College campus.
The aroma of herbs and spices filled the café.
The wait to be seated is no longer than five minutes.
The Les Napoli Turkey Panini has provolone cheese, grilled peppers, fresh basil, sundried tomatoes and garlic aioli in focaccia bread.
The plate includes a choice of either a side of salad or the spincah and meatball soup.
The wait for an order is no longer than 20 minutes.
The panini’s presentation is neat and looked very appetizing.
From the first bite of the hearty panini, there is an immediate taste of turkey and provolone cheese.
The taste of the panini is mouth-watering. The garlic aioli is perfection.The freshness of the peppers is instant. The focaccia bread is crisp and complimented the ingredients well.
The cafe also offers a variety of dessert crepes.
The Nutella Crepe is folded over and the glazed strawberries peek out side of the crepe.
The top of the crepe has chocolate and powdered sugar on top.
To top it off there is whipped cream and sliced banana.
The strawberries and Nutella complimented each other in the best way.
The inside of the café is very calm and soothing. The décor was the right amount of artistic and bold.
The café’s outdoor ambience has a vintage look to it, much like several of the restaurants and stores located in the area.
The café has seating outside, which overlooks some shops in Uptown Whittier. They also have their menu outside for customers to see.
Not only is the food enjoyable but the service is great.
The employees tend to customer’s needs and offer refills with no hesitation.
Customers gets what the pay for at the café.
The cafe’s menu has a variety of choices depending the time walked in. The cafe offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert.
They also have a children’s menu, which is convenient for families with children.
The café also sells a variety of wine for those whom enjoy fine dining.
The café is a family owned restaurant. The owners Sandra and Frank Hahn opened the café alongside their daughters 10 years ago.