CREPE MYRTLE CAFE
The Crepe Myrtle Cafe at 1192 Donahue Drive in Auburn is nestled into a plant and flower-filled oasis. To find it, look for Blooming Colors nursery at the corner of College St. and Donahue. As you wind your way to the back of the property, you will see a building with a large outdoor dining patio. At the front of the cafe, a produce store filled with locally-made goods and gift items has a large seasonal display. Then, start thinking about crepes of all kinds — breakfast crepes, savory lunch crepes and, of course, dessert crepes. What a clever play on words! Crepe myrtles are grown and sold at Blooming Colors, and the cafe prepares edible crepes.
Breakfast is served from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., and then the rest of the menu is ready and waiting from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. If crepes aren’t your “thing,” don’t worry. Pigs in a blanket, fresh-made scones, and plenty of salads, soups and paninis are also available. Kids’ roll-ups are also offered, which are actually 1/2 paninis with traditional favorites inside such as ham and cheese, peanut butter honey and banana or PB and J.
Steve and I shared the Veggie Lovers Crepe, the Eggs Florentine Crepe and a hot, gooey cinnamon roll. Very good!! I did find out that the cinnamon rolls aren’t made from scratch or anything, but they were still delicious.
The atmosphere is completely casual, and we found it to be a delightful choice for breakfast, and the prices were good. We also came out with several goodies from the produce section.