The warmth of the Nutella rushed into my mouth, flooding it with chocolaty goodness. Wow. I thought I was dreaming when I heard that dipnmix in Westwood Village had crepes for less than $5 – seemingly too good to be true. No, it was real. Not only can you get a freshly made crepe or waffle for $4.85, but you can add a spread, two fillings, a drizzle and a scoop of ice cream all for the same low price.
Dipnmix is small storefront on Gayley, up the street from Fat Sal’s and after the driveway entrance to the perpetual line of cars for In N’ Out. They don’t open until 4pm, and even then, they’re a bit slow to start. We arrived shortly after opening, and they had just switched on the crepe pans and waffle irons. I had to put my plans of ordering a waffle on hold since it would have taken 15-20 minutes for the iron to be ready.
The crepes are made-to-order, and they generous with the spread – whether it be Nutella, cookie butter or strawberry jam. You can choose two fillings from fruit (like banana or strawberries) to toppings (like Oreos or cheesecake bites). There are four flavors of ice cream to select from and a chocolate or caramel drizzle to finish.
They cut the crepes for you, so you don’t have to cut it up yourself. I thought it was a bit strange at first, but then totally appreciated it once I started eating.
The crepes are quite thin and can barely contain the spread and fillings. If you order Nutella with chocolate sauce, it is quite the sugar overload. We added strawberries on one (which made it even more sweet) and bananas on the other. My only complaint is that ice cream wasn’t quite up to par, and I would have preferred a nice dollop of whipped cream instead.
Dipnmix is definitely a deal you don’t want to miss, especially if you’re in the Westwood area. Just make sure to arrive after 4pm (a little later if you want a waffle) and share one with a friend, so you don’t spoil your appetite for dinner. Or better yet, just make it your meal. I won’t tell.
Location – 964 Gayley Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Website – n/a
Kid-Friendly – Yes
Kid’s Menu – No
Vegetarian Friendly – Yes
Vegan Friendly – No
Gluten-Free Options – No gluten-free crepes or waffles, but they have ice cream.