B-Bee Crepe & Boba – Palms/Mar Vista

B-Bee Crepe & Boba recently opened a couple of weeks ago in the Mitsuwa Marketplace on Centinela. As its name would suggest, B-Bee serves Japanese-style crepes and boba drinks.

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Since they are new, they were still ironing out the kinks. The cashier was not quite up-to-speed, but the wait time gave us an opportunity to review the pretty substantial menu with 35 crepes, with additional add-on options. Prices for the set crepes range in price from $3.75 to $6.95.

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Crepes are made to order and then assembled with your chosen fillings. Because the batter does not have butter (like French crepes do), it’s a thinner, lighter crepe. If you choose one with ice cream, you get a choice of several different flavors, including matcha and black sesame.

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We got one chocolate whipped cream ice cream and one banana whipped cream with a Nutella add-on.

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See that little splotch of Nutella? That’s all that was in my crepe.

My daughter loved her chocolate whipped cream with vanilla ice cream. It did get a little messy towards the end, when the ice cream started melting and dripped down her arm.

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Luckily mine had no ice cream, so my arm escaped unscathed. The amount of Nutella placed on my crepe was a little on the light side. The vast majority of the crepe was Nutella-free, which was slightly disappointing.

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Since fillings were on the restrained side, I could eat my crepe neatly, without worrying about ingredients falling out onto the floor.

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Note the layers and the small area of Nutella

Even though they’re messier, getting the crepe with a scoop of ice cream is probably the way to go, since you’ll get more flavor added to your crepe than the faintest bit of chocolate sauce (or whatever sauce/topping you choose).

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If boba is more your style, B-Bee has a selection of different flavors, which can be customized with your desired sweetness level. In our family, we’ll always choose crepes over boba, and B-Bee Crepes may just start being the way we end our lunches at the Mitsuwa food court.

Location –  3760 S Centinela Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066
Website – http://www.b-beecrepeandboba.com (It’s for the Chicago store, but you’ll get the idea)
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegan/Gluten-Free Friendly – No on the crepes.

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