LAKEWOOD — Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery, at the intersection of Steilacoom Boulevard and Edgewater Drive SW in Lakewood, Wash., recently got off the ground serving the South Sound community with an array of delectable food and beverages.
After three years of searching for the perfect location, founder and owner Lindsey Hubbard discovered a locale that fit her dream of a charming French-style café at 8813 Edgewater Drive SW. Hubbard’s inspiration to open a warm and relaxing eatery stemmed from past traveling excursions in Europe, her entrepreneurial spirit and to continue her family legacy in the crepe business. She learned the culinary arts from her aunt, Tara Cozette, who trained at the Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and passed down the passion for pastries and cooking to Hubbard.
“We’re very grateful for how well we’ve been received in the Lakewood community,” said Hubbard. “We want to make our customers happy by providing them with delicious food and make them feel like part of the family at Frenchy’s.”
Frenchy’s serves a variety of food such as fresh breakfast sandwiches, Panini sandwiches, gourmet soups and their signature offering, crepes. The café also crafts coffee and espresso drinks roasted by Dillanos Coffee Roasters. Serving both savory and sweet crepes, Frenchy’s customers are fond of the Sunriser and Tuscan crepes. The Sunriser is filled with cheddar cheese, eggs and a choice of ham, bacon or sausage. The Tuscan consists of provolone cheese, chicken and spinach. For those with a sweet tooth, both the Parisian and Bavarian crepes are a popular choice. The Parisian crepe contains butter, lemon juice and powdered sugar, and the Bavarian is a mix of cream and strawberries.
Frenchy’s customer base includes retired senior citizens that enjoy the early bird specials. Frequent traffic also comes from college students and the military community for whom Frenchy’s provides student and military discounts.
“It is always exciting to see new businesses blossom in the Lakewood area,” says Ellie Chambers-Grady, economic development manager for the City of Lakewood. “We look forward to seeing what this family business cooks up in the future.”
Frenchy’s Café and Crêpery is open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mon-Fri, and 8:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat-Sun. For more information, visit their website, www.frenchyscafe.net/ and Facebook page,www.facebook.com/