Huzzah! Crêpes have finally come to Silver Spring!
A crêperie has been near the top of my Silver Spring wish list for years, and now news comes via SoCo Eats that a crêpe-focused cafe has opened for business at 8311 Fenton Street. While I had been aware that some manner of restaurant was coming to this location, the generic name of "Fenton Cafe" provided no hint that the establishment's primary offering would be these thin and delicious pancakes.
Until now, my primary crepe supplier had been a cart at the Fenton Street Market. Of course, that limited my crepe window to a few hours a week during warmer months. Needless to say, at the earliest opportunity I intend on hitting Fenton Cafe and terminating some Nutella-filled crêpes with extreme prejudice.
The only downside to this development is that my pipe dream of operating a combination gelateria/crêperie in Silver Spring now seems that much less viable.
So I hit the Fenton Cafe for a dessert crêpe these evening, ordering my usual: banana and Nutella. I'm happy to report that it was in fact quite good, and as a bonus the people running the place are extraordinarily friendly.
Currently they close around 8 to 8:30, and I made it in just under the wire. I suggested that they consider extended hours during the summer to cater to the after-dinner crowd.
Here's a scan of their menu. There are a quite a few offerings listed here I intend to sample over the coming months. Crêpelicious, indeed.