Cafe Crêperie

I love re-discovering little hidden gems in a city this big. Saturday morning, Joe finally got to claim his massage that we had purchased so many weeks(I think we’re into months now) ago. Rather than walk around for an hour, I decided to stay home and meet him at Oxford Circus when he was done. Leaving a bit later than expected due to rain, I knew I would arrive past when he was due to be finished with his massage and I hoped that I would be able to find him in the hoards of people that pack the shopping district of London on the weekends. It was my lucky day! As I exit the station, out of one of their many exits mind you, there he is! Good timing. And placement.

Lunch time. Where to go when you’re on such a touristy street? Somewhere not touristy.

Time to escape.

I remember having gone to this cute creperie located down this tiny alleyway off of Oxford Circus nearing two years prior, and decided to try and find it. I couldn’t remember a thing about where it was, and it was pre-determined that we would just walk until we found something, but keep our eyes open for this narrow opening hidden on the street.

Lo and behold, we found it! A few steps from Selfridges was this tiny gap between two stores which lead back to a quaint square with several small shops and eateries that I instantly recognised. We looked at the Creperie menu and a few others, but as I expected, the crepe place won with it’s Mexican-inspired option. A few minutes later we had our table outside under the awning.

Cafe Seating

Cafe Seating

Whilst waiting for the food to arrive, we sipped our drinks and noted how even though we were in central London, a place that we now called home, it felt as though we were on holiday in some unknown place. This square certainly gives off that type of vibe. Far enough from the noise and bustle of Oxford Street, yet close enough to allow plenty of people watching, it’s the perfect place to get away for an hour for a good meal.

The meal of choice was a Crepe of spanish descent, with beef, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and more. Finally! A slice of our coveted Mexican-style food in London. Oh, how you’ve been missed! It even came with a little condiment set which held the salsa, ketchup, and sour cream.

Condiments

Condiments

The whole cafe is quite open, with the inside seating pouring over to the outside tables as though it’s one room. Inside, you can see the crepes continuously being made. The cooks have the process down so well that they don’t even need to watch what they’re doing, carrying on conversations with guests whilst they pour, flip, repeat.

Spanish Crepe

Spanish Crepe

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