ing’s visit to “an American Cafe Steeped in French Tradition”
The bustling block of Washington Square, which is just around the corner from the Lansing Capitol, is accustomed to crowds at lunchtime, when business-casual clad professionals escape their offices and head to Thai Village and Jimmy Johns. For a Lansing lunchtime experience without the lines, ing recommends one place: For Crepe Sake, a French-themed cafe that serves mouthwatering breakfasts and brunches alike.
For Crepe Sake offers a more unique dining experience than most of the other restaurants in Lansing, in part because it’s family-owned. Hungry patrons can enjoy sweet and savoury crepes, personalized salads, fruit smoothies and more until 4 P.M. when the cafe closes their doors for dinner. Until then, customers experience a cozy cafe atmosphere steeped in French decor. Eiffel Tower statues line the counter where you order and before you seat yourself, you’re treated to free, fruit-infused water.
Even the pickiest eaters will find a favorite, as the restaurant also caters to gluten allergies (they have a separate cooking area for gluten-free crepes). The hungriest meat-eater can choose crepes such as the Chicken Cordon Bleu crepe (filled with chicken, ham, swiss and parmesan cheese, and dijon mustard) while the most dedicated vegan can opt for vegan batter and dairy-free cheese in their own crepe. With creative specials (today’s was a pepperoni pizza crepe) and classic crepes filling the menu, it might be hard to narrow it down to one order. To help you out on your own visit to For Crepe Sake, ing chose two favorites to try out.
Dishes to Try
The crepe menu is divided into two sections: Sweet and Savoury.
Sweet Crepe: Nutella Option 4
For a dessert crepe that will satisfy any sweet tooth, order the Nutella Crepe, Option 4. This sugary, delicious crepe oozes nutella and melted chocolate chips, as well as your choice of strawberries or bananas. You have the option to smother it in whipped cream (is that even a question?).
Savoury Crepe: E’Pinards Vegetarian
Who wouldn’t love layers of crepe folded over tomatoes, avocado, mushrooms, spinach, and a spread of red pesto? Stop there to keep it vegan, or go for gooey, melted mozzarella and provolone (highly recommended). If you’re a carnivore looking for a similar taste, try the Hunchback Of Notre Dame crepe, which has turkey, bacon, avocado, spinach, swiss cheese, and red pesto.
A Taste of Both: Combo Meal: Any Sweet/Savoury Miniature
If you’re like us and you can’t choose between the two types of crepes, order two miniatures (pictured in this article, AKA they’ll still fill you up). With this option you can choose a dinner and dessert crepe, and have the best of both worlds.
Visit For Crepe Sake to try out Lansing’s best brunch!
Danielle Schwartz is a junior studying English and professional writing. When she’s not writing or taking pictures of her dog, you can usually find her eating a veggie burger or drinking English Breakfast tea. See her dog pics on Instagram at @danielleeilleen.