Creme brûlée in a crepe. That, in a nutshell, is Millet Crepe’s claim to fame. This tiny storefront on Sawtelle in a previous life was Chocolate Opulence. It wasn’t until they changed their focus to crepes, rebranding as Millet Crepe, did they manage to put themselves on foodies’ radars.
The chocolates and the macarons are still there, but the real draw are the crepes. You can choose something simple, like a traditional sugar crepe, with maybe some cinnamon or a with Nutella. From there the crepes get more elaborate, with whipped cream and fruit, ice cream, custard or the creme brûlée crepes which can contain all of the previously mentioned items (with the exception of whipped cream).
Crepes are freshly made to order, filled and then bruleed with a blowtorch (if you get the creme brûlée crepe).
It’s fun to watch the custard start bubbling, while a layer of burnt sugar forms on top.
The custard is warm, richly decadent with every bite.
After you complete the first layer of custard, you’ll encounter the fruit…
…which will then give way to the ice cream, nutella and fruit.
Some cornflakes are thrown in the bottom, making the crepe a dessert that constantly evolves.
I found myself thinking about my next visit before I had even finished my crepe. Damn, I was hooked.
The creme brûlée crepe is $7.95, which is a little pricey considering it’s really a dessert for one. It’s totally worth it, though. So are you.
Location: 2011 Sawtelle Blvd., Los Angeles,CA 90025
Website – http://www.milletcrepe.com
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Gluten-Free Options – Yes, there’s Thrifty ice cream.