Customers dine at The Crepe Café, 294 W. Main St.,
— About 60 percent of the customers who have walked into The
Crepe Café have never had a crepe — and owner Llazar Konda is
excited to expose them to the European treat.
savory and sweet crepes are on the menu, appropriate for
breakfast, lunch or brunch.
can get a full meal with a crepe,” Konda said.
of the options are: the Salmon Fume with smoked salmon, spinach,
cream cheese, eggs and a lemon cream sauce and topped with capers;
the Poulet Marine with marinated chicken, onions, bell peppers,
mushrooms, tomatoes, sautéed arugula, cream cheese, eggs and a
lemon cream sauce; as well as the Normande with caramelized
apples, cinnamon and walnuts and topped with fresh lemon cream
sauce. Of course, there is the quintessential crepe with Nutella,
which also includes bananas and strawberries and is topped with
Crepe Café also serves salads, croissant sandwiches and Eggs
Benedict. The full liquor license from Meli Bar & Restaurant,
which Konda also owns, extends to The Crepe Café so a crepe can
be paired with a glass of wine. He is also preparing to offer
a smoothie bar at the café, which opened at the end of September.
a few weeks of operating on a limited basis. Konda said The Crepe
Café is now open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. When
the restaurant space is not serving crepes, it can be used as a
private party space.
One of about a
dozen different savory and sweet crepes offered at
The Crepe Cafe in downtown Waukesha.
pass-through doorway allows customers and staff to flow from Meli
Bar & Restaurant to The Crepe Café.
from Greece, Konda has worked and traveled in many areas of Europe
and he often turned to crepes for a meal.
fell in love with them. It was my go-to meal,” he said. He
wanted to bring them to Waukesha because it would be a new
offering for the city.
the majority of people have never consumed a crepe, Konda said
they have been receptive.
I see empty plates, it makes me smile,” he said.
far, Konda has been doing quite a bit of the cooking for The Crepe
Café, but he really enjoys it.
him, it ties into providing a good experience for a place he
order to keep it going, you have to have a love for the place
where you are at,” he said. “You have to have vision and
passion and passion for the city.”