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Sold on Suzette

If you’ve been subjected to the crêpes at a certain Carter Road eatery, you’ll be thankful for Suzette. The matchbox-sized crêperie in Nariman Point pays homage to its famous namesake, while offering enough options to satisfy more adventurous palettes.

india Updated: May 13, 2011 14:45 IST
Rochelle Pinto

If you’ve been subjected to the crêpes at a certain Carter Road eatery, you’ll be thankful for Suzette. The matchbox-sized crêperie in Nariman Point pays homage to its famous namesake, while offering enough options to satisfy more adventurous palettes.

Locating the place is tough if you’re not propelled forward by loud hunger pangs, and keep your fingers crossed that you’ll find a place to sit once you do find it. The interiors are classic - walls framed with French illustrations, a book shelf to keep the waiting diner company and an open kitchen separated by a high table top and bar stools (though you’ll find no alcohol on the menu, not even a glass of wine).

Global tastes
The chatter around you has a generous mix of accents from Yankee to Brittany, and if you tend to eavesdrop, like we do, you’ll find most patrons are happy with their bites. The waiters thankfully comprehend the mangled pronunciations of the French names on the menu; so don’t be afraid to take a shot at ordering the Campagne crêpe (Rs 270) or the Soleil salad (Rs 220).

The surprisingly complicated crêpe has flavours of honey, toasted walnuts, goat cheese and chicken bacon doing a little lap dance on your taste buds. Against our better judgement, we order the Complete (Rs 230). Promise beckons in the form of egg, ham and emmenthal, but it finishes a distant second to our new BFF, Campagne.

If you order the Banana Milk Honey Smoozie (Rs 130), be prepared to battle with your straw. The granola bits stirred into the drink clog your access route, leaving you with no choice but to attack using a spoon. Finish off this healthy meal with a decidedly hedonistic Banana, Melted Chocolate and Grated Coconut Crêpe (Rs 200). Be warned that since the crêpes do not seem filling singularly, you’ll be tempted to order more, till finally your stomach, and your wallet, offer their resignations.

If you’re not keen on instruction, you can make your own crêpes, both savoury and sweet, and create your own salad. Lunch deals of a crêpe, salad and tea or coffee for Rs 300 should entice office-goers and you can get your breakfast fill of buckwheat and meat for Rs 250.

As long as you don’t mind using the outdoor restroom, this cranny is worth the penny.

What: Suzette
Where: Suzette Shop 1A Ground Floor, Atlanta Building, Nariman Point
Call: 022 22880055
What’s on the menu: Crêpes, salads, juices, teas, smoozies and coffees
Drinking: No
Smoking: No

What we like
The Campagne crêpe
The quick service

What we don’t like
The missing restroom
The cramped seating

Rating: ***