When it comes to crepes, it's hard to decide whether to get something savory or sweet. At Saley Crepes, you can get both without busting your lunch budget. The smells may draw you into the mustard-colored cafe on East Olive Way, but it's the smiles that keep the restaurant's loyal customers.
Since 2006, Aissa Diouf has been cooking up giant crepes heaping with fresh ingredients. Each dish is a tribute to her mother, who raised Aissa and her sister in the former French colony of Niger.
"When we were kids, my mother made us crepes for our birthdays," said Aissa. "We enjoyed them and learned how to make them."
Aissa inherited her mother's adventurous side, especially when it comes to recipes. Among the more surprising items on the menu is the Crepe "Dog," made with Polish sausage. Their most popular dish and house special, La Reine (Queen of Crepes), combines chicken, tomatoes, bacon, Swiss cheese and spinach in a delicious savory crepe.
With the $11 crepe combo, you can also get dessert in the form of a sweet crepe. You'll go nuts over the Just Nutella crepe.
Savory crepes range in price from $5.75-$6.76, while sweet crepes cost between $4-$5.75.
If there's one complaint - and we asked a lot of people to get one - it would be the hours. Saley Crepes close 8pm Tuesday-Friday and 4pm on weekends; they are closed Mondays.
Saley Crepes has become so popular, the cafe can get a little crowded. But Saley Crepes plans to move to a larger space just five blocks away, closer to downtown, in November. They'll still be on East Olive Way, but on the south side of I-5 instead of north of the freeway.
1361 East Olive Way
Saturday, Sunday: 10am-4pm
Closed on Mondays