Now you can go to France (for a meal anyways!) in Fullerton at Crepes Bonaparte! Opened earlier this year, Crepes Bonaparte is making quite the impression on the local food scene in downtown Fullerton.
Having 10+ years of experience bringing crepes to the French loving public in the OC and LA via their popular food trucks, Christian and Danielle Murcia, the owners of Crepes Bonaparte finally made the jump to a brick and mortar shop. The shop is an order-at-the-counter style restaurant with lots of comfy seating on the patio as well as ample inside seating at a counter that runs the perimeter of the space.
The staff couldn't be friendlier and are dressed in adorable french outfits and hats that mimic the waiters you see in Paris. The cashier even greeted me in French which allowed me to use what little of my high school French I've retained.
As for the taste, well I've had crepes on the streets of Paris and I have to say Crepes Bonaparte may have been even better! ;) I know most people think of dessert when they think of crepes but Crepes Bonaparte has four different savory crepes. They also serve their breakfast crepes ALL day so there's quite a few options here in terms of non-dessert crepes.
|No Joke Artichoke Crepe - soooo good!|
One of my favorite crepes was actually the SINFUL "No Joke Artichoke" with added bacon (trust me on this) - seasoned chicken with artichoke hearts, cheesy creamy spinach and some crunchy walnuts for added texture. You can't go wrong with this one! I also tried the Caprese crepe which definitely hit the caprese mark with a delicious blend of tomatoes, pesto and garlic - YUM!
Of course, I was most anticipating the dessert crepes. They have quite a variety of dessert options including a monthly special crepe! They are most known for their HazelberryAna so of course I had to try it! It features fresh strawberries, sliced bananas and nutella, topped with whip cream and chocolate. - basically all your favorite things in one crepe. It didn't disappoint!
I also tried the Bananas Foster as I'm a lover of all desserts bananas. Their version came stuffed with yummy mascarpone cheese, sliced bananas and cinnamon sugar then topped with whip cream and caramel. I'm not gonna lie - it is a bit of a messy crepe as it all ends up as one big pile of bananas caramel and whip creme but boy is it a tasty mess! ;)
|Bananas Foster Crepe|
To go with your crepes, they also offer mimosas in many different flavors as well as French beer, wine and sangria.
Crepes Bonaparte is located 115 S Harbor Blvd, Suite A, in Fullerton. They are right across from the large parking structure on Santa Fe. There are also some spots directly behind the restaurant although many of them are reserved for the adjacent business during the day hours so be sure to check the signage.