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Have to admit I was a huge fan of the Magic Pan, although I was just a kid when we used to go there. I liked the crepes more than the fillings, and that's still my favorite part. I think La Frite's are decent, as are Figaro, but not the same. Dusty's are often tough and cold. In other words, crepes as delicious and cheap street food, the equivalent of great taco truck tacos, but crepes, get it? Anyone??

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  1. I really like the chicken crepe at Bistro du Soleil in Playa del Rey. Also in the area is KC's crepes on Lincoln near Manchester. I've never been, but Cafe Crepe on the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica looks pretty good, the menu is fairly extensive.

    1. I'm not that into crepes but my niece, who is, loves the crepe place in the 3rd and Fairfax Farmer's Market. She doesn't live in L.A., but makes sure to get there when she's in town.

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      1. re: hpcat

        Oh yeah, forgot about that, thanks.

        1. re: rancherostyl

          My favorite crepe here at the Farmer's Market is La Poissoniere -- smoked salmon and egg for a wonderfully savory crepe.

      2. There are good crepes in a little hole in the wall in a strip mall on Sawtelle just north of Olympic on the east side of the street. The owner has a bunch of strange rules printed on the wall, but there is a large selection of crepes, the food is fast, and it tastes pretty good.

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        1. re: Dybno

          The so-called Crepe Nazi is no longer my goto crepe place in the Sawtelle area - he uses pretty blah ingredients and all the rules just seem an unnecessary imposition on what should be a pleasurable process. There is a new crepe place - equally hole in the wall - around the corner, on Olympic, between Sawtelle and Corinth. If you are looking for either sweet or savory crepes in the West LA area, that is my current selection. Maybe called Crepes Dusigne???

        2. If you are ever in the Sherman Oaks mall (the Fashion Square or whatever it's called), there's a very good crepe place next to the Massis Kabob -- truly a shining light in what would otherwise be a ridiculously banal food court.

          1. Le Creperies "di pollo" crepe is fantastic. Garlicky cream sauce, mushrooms, large chunks of chicken... yum. Cinnamon/sugar crepe for dessert...

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            La Creperie Cafe
            4911 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

            1. if it's the crepe itself that you like, i'd go to metro cafe on washington place just east of sepulveda.

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              1. re: westsidegal

                gracias everybody, think I'll start in Long Beach and work my way north.

              2. Solar de Cahuenga on Cahuenga at Yucca

                Acadie isn't bad in Santa Monica

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                1. re: Emme

                  The crepes at Acadie were pretty good, but the service was lackadaisical for me and the SO. The guy making the crepes took our order, went outside for a cig break, made one, went outside for a cig break, came back, chatted with a buddy, then made the other (then went outside for a cig break).

                  I think we were there for an hour because it took so long to get our food.

                  Isn't there a crepe place on Lincoln in Westchester?

                  1. re: mungus

                    the place in westchester makes a 'japanese-style' crepe using a machine to make one very big crepe per serving.
                    the crepe itself is not at all 'eggy' like french crepes.

                2. Valeries Crepes in Arcadia, near Pasadena, next to the Santa Anita racetrack... really good place, also in a food court. nothing snooty or uppity, just a little kiosk that serves fresh stuff from little street nutella crepes to full dinner crepes.

                  There was a good place at the Irvine Spectrum with inventive recipes, but it has been replaced by a blah plastic corporate version.

                  Also check out La Creperie Cafe in Long Beach for a nice extensive menu.

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                  1. re: jasonpardee

                    I'm sorry, the crepes in the Santa Anita Mall foodcourt are horrible. They make the American grossification of crepes, turning them into wraps, and bad ones at that. Their sweet versions are mounds of bad sugar--bad ice cream, bad whipped "cream" product, bad chocolate wax sauce.

                    1. re: slacker

                      not sure how you could even think that. I love that place! and I eat there because the opposite is true. I'm not saying you have to like it or to eat there, but go check again. The chicken in bechamel is juicy and flavorful and I love the breakfast crepes with cracked egg and ham. the sweet stuff is fresh fruits, awesome ice cream, real whipped cream, and real nutella straight from the jar.

                      I'm really a fan of Acadie, though it's a bit of a trek for me. I agree that the service sucks there, but the buckwheat batter is as close to perfection as you can get. They have a farmers market booth too in Santa Monica but the best is sitting outside on the store near Third Street.

                      Bistro du Soliel is fantastic as well. I second the recommendation. It's a nice sit-down place and the portions are decent.

                  2. There's a charming Hungarian cafe in San Pedro called Mishi's Strudel that serves sweet and savory crepes.

                    http://www.mishisstrudel.com/Menu.html