The French Market Creperie – Farragut
The French Market Crêperie– Farragut
(French Restaurant & European Café)
161 Brooklawn Street
Farragut, TN 37934
Where in the Crepe Have you Been?
The French Market Crêperie! I visited this quant French-like café with an awesome, authentic atmosphere. (Well, as authentic as I imagine a café in Paris must be like as I have never visited). I sought out recommendations for a breakfast location in the Farragut-area of Knoxville through Facebook and my friend Christie suggested I try The French Market Crêperie. After looking at the menu online, and wanting to try something entirely outside of my usual comfort zone of pancakes, sausage biscuits and hash browns, this looked the place to go!
The first thing I noticed was the yellow Knox County Health Inspection Report on the wall. I couldn’t miss it because it had a huge 100 on it! It is the first thing I look for when I walk into an establishment, whether I am a patron or a Food Writer, and yes sometimes it’s hard to turn off the Food Writer in me.
Beyond the health inspection report was the unique décor which was perfectly French. It was not at all cluttered and definitely dusted (this is very important around food)! There was this one wall with a built-in bench with a large wall clock and the word CREPES overhead. It was a quaint, little seating area. There’s the two-seater bicycle hanging on the wall, a miniature version of an Eiffel tower, beautiful chandeliers and more.
The food menu… they offer. They have sweet or savory crepes, baguette & croissant sandwiches, omelettes, soups, salads and more.
The beverage menu… they offer a wide selection of lattes, hot teas, apple cider, hot cocoa, a small selection of wine and beer and don’t forget the champagne mimosa or rose mimosa for $5.00 each!
When I went to the counter to place my order I was somewhat overwhelmed but that was mostly due to the fact that I have never had a crepe before (gasp)! But, as soon as I saw the word Cognac, I knew that was the one. That was the crepe for me! It was going to be a crepe from the sweet side and it was going to be Crepes Suzette with Cognac ($8.95). I also ordered a cold Hazelnut Mocha Latte ($4.50). My husband, not being very brave, went for the Egg, Cheese & Ham Omelette ($7.95) and a Harney & Sons Earl Grey hot tea ($1.95).
The Manager, Dilan, is the one who took our order and she was super friendly and very helpful when it came to any questions we had. I also noticed that she was very attentive to the guests. One of my biggest pet peeves is a restaurant employee who appears, to guests, that they don’t want to be there. Dilan definitely was not like that! You could tell that she was interested in her job! All of the employees that I came in contact with were very friendly and had smiles on their faces.
The crepe delivery! I can’t speak on behalf of the omelette because (gasp, again) I don’t eat eggs… But my husband said it was very good, just maybe a little heavy handed on the cheese (and he likes cheese). So, the crepe! Wow! I am so happy my friend Christie suggested we eat breakfast there and I am glad that I listened to her recommendation. It is one place I can’t wait to return to! The only problem that I am going to have is ordering something different! The crepe was amazing! The crepe, with one ounce of Grand Mariner, was perfect, buttery and topped with caramelized and powdered sugars and had drizzled caramel on top.
This is definitely a must visit! Make sure you visit them and tell them where you saw this review and that Your Next Great Dish sent you!
This location, as well as the downtown Knoxville location (located at 412 West Clinch Avenue) is owned and operated by Allen and Susan Tate.