Crepes for lunch
After I posted the photo of the Woman's Industrial Exchange this morning, I decided to wander up that way at lunchtime and see what was happening to the place. The lunchroom is closed, but the store is still open. More important, Sofi's Crepes is open downstairs for lunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
It's wonderfully cheerful looking, with a royal blue door and bright pansies in the window boxes outside. Inside, though, ...
...it looks like the WEI's luncheonette counter still, updated with a funky vibe, which was fine by me.
Only two other customers were eating at the counter when I was there, both alone, both reading. I joined them and had a mozzarella, chopped tomato and fresh basil crepe. It was doughy, but in a good way. (Maybe I was just hungry.) Anyway, it was better than most of the workday lunches I have, and I was sorry to see the place wasn't busier-- although more people trickled in while I ate.
Let me put in a plug for Sofi's, part deux. It isn't a cheap lunch, and I imagine there could be quite a wait if they got busy; but I feel like it's very brave -- an act of faith in downtown -- for owner Ann Costlow to have opened a second creperie there.
(Photo by me)