Breizoz French Creperie, Fitzroy
I’ve only had crepes one other time whilst in Melbourne and Breizoz French Creperie is one of the highest rated places in walking distance from my house so I was keen to pop for an after work bite. The interior was apparently all booked out but I was rather content grabbing an angled table in the sun outside. I could enjoy the sweet notes of the cherry blossoms as they blew rhythmically across the table and into my cider tea cup. How poetic.
Service was great if not slightly overbearing (feel watched eating) and although the savoury options are a tad pricey I’d be up to return for some of the sweet options. Breizoz Creperie are open to 10/11pm and coupled with the Gertrude Street location makes for a solid post- or pre-drinking fix. On this day, I went for the savoury choice of the Savoyarde ($19) made of a buckwheat galette, with potato, lardons, onion and white castello cheese and a side serve of salad.
I haven’t been to France so can’t comment on the authenticity, but it sure tasted authentic at least, ha. The salad was a bit more pedestrian but the savoury mix of fancy cheese and lardons (a fatty bacon) was delectable and the potato helped the dish from every becoming too savoury. The galette itself was tasty and well composed with all the ingredients being of high quality. Buckwheat was a nice change from what I expected. The dessert options at Breizoz are more nearer than $10 mark which I think would be more of a (excuse the pun) sweet spot for me for the next visit. Bon Appétit!