Mamie’s, Covent Garden

Every once in a while you get lucky. A few days ago was such a day for me. I had had an early morning meeting in Covent Garden and felt a bit peckish, so I tripadvisored the best breakfast places near-by and found Mamie’s, ranking an amazing #34 out of roughly 20,000 London restaurants, and very well-deservedly so. Opened about one year ago, this little Breton creperie serves the best galettes I’ve tasted. Ever. Bar none. And the Barbarians have been to the famous Breizh Café in Paris (review here) and many other masterful crepiers’ etablissements. The texture and taste of the buckwheat galettes are just too good to be true. Very thin and on the outer parts a tiny tad crispy, just as we like them, but still squeezable and soft (despite being so thin) in the main section. They come with the finest fillings. We’ve been back once, […]

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Paris Breizh Cafe Review

Well, here it comes, our Paris Breizh Cafe Review: Widely celebrated as one of the best places for dessert in Paris, Breizh Café in the Marais district heavily impressed us during our recent visit on our last trip. We accidentally stumbled across it on our way from Place des Vosges to Marche des Enfants Rouges. You have to queue for a little while at this Breton Creperie with a Japanese touch (the owner, chef and founder, Bertrand Larcher, worked in Tokyo for some time and brought many ideas and recipes back to Paris; today, Breizh Café also has one outpost there and two in Brittany). My wife ordered ginger and lemon crepe with ice cream, I ordered galette Cancale (named after the seaside town where one of the other cafes is located) with bits of smoked, cured herring and fake caviar in sour cream. Both dishes were very tasty. The […]

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