I took my mom to lunch at Chez Elle this afternoon, and we enjoyed it! She had the Legume Crepe and a steamer, and I chose Le Franco with an americano. (Yes, I know, a little quirky.) Our drinks were hot and the espresso creamy. I should note that my drink was prepared more like a cafe au lait, which was a bit of a surprise, but welcome. Her crepe (which by the name I expected to contain beans, but it did not) was tasty despite the winter tomatoes. Mine was made with buckwheat batter, which is an option for an extra 75 cents, and loaded with brie, not too sweet apple slices and a generous amount of fig confit, sprinkled with toasted walnuts and drizzled with creme fraiche.
Service was efficient at the height of lunch rush, and food was served piping hot. I'm looking forward to going with more of an appetite so I have room for a dessert crepe. Our savory crepes were quite filling, perhaps because both included cheese. I'm loving the west side for all the good eats these days, and we decided that Chez Elle will be added to the rotation!