Craving Crepes? I have only one place in all of LA that can sooth the craving. That’s Cafe Massilia in Monrovia. They have a nice variety of crepes but I always go for “Crepe au Lard” when I’m there for a date day lunch with the better half. (She orders Crepe au brie, tasty too, but not superlative heaven like my favorite).
“Lard” as in lardon, en francais for BACON! Pork product at its crispy best with a wonderful melange of goodies in a melt in your mouth buttery goodness crepe. Not just a watered down pancake batter with no flavor but traditional old school crepe. (We benefit from the owners and chefs being from Provence). Rounding out the goodies in the “Crepes au lard” is mushroom, caramelized onion, sun-dried Tomato, and swiss cheese. Think of it as a BLT only wrapped in the most perfect crepe this side of heaven.
And for a bit of trivia, Massilia is the old roman name for modern Marseilles. How much more Provencal can one get?
Details: Cafe Massilia, 110 E Lemon Avenue, Monrovia CA 91016 WEB SITE HERE