If you’re heading along Sathorn Rd toward the river away from Lumpini Park, Suan Plu breaks to the left, a little outcrop of charmingly ramshackle local shops and even the odd upstart of greenery. Then, if you continue along Suan Plu’s narrow pavements all the way to Soi 8, you’ll find an unexpected trove of European-influenced eateries. Among them is Breizh Crepes, on a shallow, pleasantly low-key alcove. It’s quite a find.
It’s more cafe than restaurant, open-air but still compact, kitchen staff working busily to serve up crepes and galettes over a high counter. For the uninitiated, a crepe is sweet and a galette is savoury and the menu here is divided between the two. The name – Breizh – marks the style of the food as Breton, or from Brittany, where galettes are ubiquitous, essentially replacing bread and butter. Another staple of Breton cuisine is cider, served in a bowl at B109. There’s also an excellent range of smoothies for B79 each.
Of course, that’s all just to wet your whistle before the food arrives. The menu takes in some standard combinations of ham and cheese and egg but also goes out of its way to present some more creative alternatives. For example, the signature Breizh Galette (B159) comes out with chicken breast, a fried egg, mushroom and emmental cheese. The egg, when split, moistens the light pancake casing.
For the Tuk Tuk (B189), we head from the north-western shores of Brittany to the souks of north Africa, lamb murguez adding a Moroccan spiciness to a base of tomato and cheese. There’s a seafood aspect to a couple of other options, the Ocean (B189) combining red tuna, onions, seaweed and garlic cream and the Jersey (B199) using smoked salmon instead. In both instances, there’s a real reward for branching out and trying something new.
For those with a sweet tooth – or for those who believe sugar rules the day when it comes to crepes – there’s an even more varied menu. Here, the Breizh Crepe (B119) brings together chocolate chips and a blueberry coulis in a way that works surprisingly well, while the Tropic (B119) is less surprising but will please those who simply can’t go past a mixture of peach, passionfruit and mango.
459/59 Suan Plu Soi 8 | 02-679-3393|breizh-crepes.com
Mon-Fri 9am-11pm, Sat-Sun 10.30am-11pm