Uncategorized / 08.25.2012
Say “oui” to What Crepe?, two Parisian charmers in Birmingham and Royal Oak.
At the downtown Birmingham creperie, guests enter through a black wrought iron gateway. It’s reminiscent of the Exposition Universelle de France, the world’s fair held in Paris in 1889.
Owner Paul Jenkins Jr. put a photo of the fair’s symbol, the iconic Eiffel Tower, among the posters, prints and other decorative effects at his French-inspired cafe.
Jenkins gutted the space and created a movie-like setting. Dining room walls are either wine red or weathered brick peeking through stucco; the floor is black distressed wood planks, and street-lamp-style lights illuminate bare tables adorned with a single red rose. Even the luxurious restrooms keep to the cafe theme.