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Le Marais team to open crepe window on 18th Street in the Castro

Le Marais team to open crepe window on 18th Street in the Castro
Photo via Grande Creperie
By Jay Barmann - Published on September 22, 2022.

It's been over a decade since Missionites could pop in to Ti Couz for savory buckwheat crêpes with a variety of fillings/toppings. And as of six months ago, the team behind Le Marais Bakery (498 Sanchez St. and 1138 Sutter St.) has been slinging both buckwheat crêpes and sweet crêpes farine at their Grande Creperie at the Ferry Building.

But now they're bringing the crêpes to their 18th and Sanchez location, just a few blocks away from where Ti Couz once lived, and they'll be selling them from a window on 18th Street behind the bakery-cafe itself.

Eater broke the news about the new Grand Creperie window, which will be officially open for business starting October 5, in time for some late-season Dolores Park picnicking.

The menu of crêpes is brief: there will be four savory crêpes sarrasin (buckwheat) to choose from ($13-$16) — ham with aged Comté cheese; egg, ham and Gruyere; mushrooms, chevre, onion jam, parsley, and garlic; and smoked salmon with spinach, dill, and creme fraiche — and four sweet options ($10-$12) — Nutella, caramel, strawberry, and lemon. This leaves off a few options that are available at the Ferry Building location, like apple, and a "verte" crêpe featuring broccoli di cicco, ricotta, roasted garlic, wild arugula, cucumber, and Calabrian chile, but maybe those will arrive here later.

With the addition of the crêpes there will be a name change for the Castro location as well — it will now be known as Bistro Le Marais, and owners Patrick Ascaso and Joanna Pulcini-Ascaso plan to extend the hours of the business into the evening for more dinner service. 

In related news, a Le Marais wine bar, dubbed Buvette du Marais, is slated to open at the Marin County Mart complex in Larkspur early next year. That location will join an existing Bistro Le Marais in Mill Valley to become the mini-chain's fifth location.