Cafe Marlene

For brunch today we decided to go to Cafe Marlene, the “golden age of Hollywood”-styled small cafe on 49th street near Skillman Ave. Much more than just a cafe (although they do have a variety of great coffee drinks), they serve food, and in particular: crepes.

 

Cafe Marlene

Cafe Marlene

The quaint cafe probably gets a lot of take-out business (ala Starbucks), but they have about 5 small, round, 2-person tables inside. We managed to snatch a good one right by the window.

Mocha

Mocha

I never drink coffee, but Emilia (who has bought coffee here multiple times in the past) got this tasty-looking and apparently tasty-tasting mocha. ($4).

Savory crepe

Savory crepe

Although there are a few other dishes (eg baked potato, salad),  the real highlight of the menu are the crepes. For the savory ones, for $10 you get to pick any three ingredients. I picked roasted red peppers, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. It was really good – much better than the crepes you get at street fairs, or even ones I got at other restaurants around the city. The cheese in particular was really good – perfectly melted.

Spinach crepe

Spinach crepe

This crepe has spinach, pesto, and goat cheese, and was really good as well. The list of all ingredients is quite substantial by the way, and includes various meat products.

Chocolate, banana, and coconut crepe

Chocolate, banana, and coconut crepe

The dessert crepe menu has fixed items (i.e. you don’t get to pick the ingredients), ranging from $5 to $10. We split this awesome chocolate, banana, and coconut crepe ($8). The coconut didn’t really fit in too well because of it’s texture, but otherwise it was great.

One response to “Cafe Marlene

  1. I gave Cafe Marlene a try a few weeks ago and was very happy with my order. A little pricey imho, but a special place in Sunnyside!

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