If you are surprised by the headline to discover there is a wonderful french creperia tucked away in China Town, believe it, we are too!
This restaurant not only stands out in its location, it is a step above many restaurants in San Jose due to its attention to ambiance detail which we have come to greatly appreciate after experiencing a lack of it for the 4 years we have been here.
The space is small and the menu is simple. You can choose from savory or sweet crepes. A vegetarian option is included. There is nowhere else in the area serving this variety of crepes! Salads, soup and sandwiches are also an option. The prices range from 1.200 - 2.800, extremely reasonable.
We enjoyed two of the sweet crepes with coffee, all spread out over a nice tabletop map of Paris. With soft French tunes playing in the background it was impossible to not dream of our next visit to France.
The owner is friendly and after living in France for over a decade has returned to Costa Rica to share what he loved most during his time abroad. This is a great stop for locals working downtown to grab lunch or an afternoon coffee. Expats and visitors would enjoy eating here while exploring the rest of China Town.
My guest and I finished with complete satisfaction in our stomachs and our hearts, and left with glee knowing we had just found San Jose's newest culinary treasure.
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By Stacey Auch. Stacey is the founder of Barrio Bird Walking Tours and an original advocate of San Jose's revitalization. She has opened 4 businesses all with a focus on sharing San Jose secrets and tips with locals and visitors.
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