Adelaide’s food scene is thriving at the moment, particularly down suburban side streets. One such street that is proving immensely popular is Elizabeth Street in Croydon. Located just outside the city, this strip has already proved popular from the likes of Red Door Bakery and Croydon Social.
The new kid on the block is La Lorientaise Creperie. The owners, Marie-Elise Sellin and Luke Jackson, named the store after a small town in Brittany. Marie is from the town of Lorient, and women from that town are referred to as Lorientaise, hence the name.
The menu is divided into sweet and savoury with plenty of options to choose from. Their savoury crepes came highly recommended so that was exactly what I was going to have. I ordered the La Saumon which is a crepe with smoked salmon, creamy leeks and lemon. Not too long after ordering, the food arrived and I was told this is exactly how they’re presented over in France.
Unlike the crepes we’re used to, the savoury version is thin like a wafer and was pleasantly crunchy. In fact, I could have easily munched on the crepe alone. A thin layer of smoked salmon was spread over the crepe, and its texture matched well with the creamy leeks. The dish was delicious, and I can see why people come back to this place.
There are plenty of things to try at La Lorientaise Creperie, whether it be sweet or savoury. The staff were friendly and accommodating, and the service was fast and efficient. The dish I had set me back $13 which was a reasonable price considering the authenticity. Can’t wait for my next visit!
La Lorientaise Creperie is open 8am-4:30pm from Wednesday to Sunday.
WHERE: 15A Elizabeth St, Croydon