Let’s just all take a moment to really admire the beautiful creation that is this “Banella Crepe”. (*5 second pause*) The picture really says it all, but I’ll still fill you in with the deets.
Just off of Walnut Street, Cafe Moulin is a quaint and cozy cafe serving up the best of both worlds with sweet and savory crepe menus. I mean, they also serve salads and healthier-ish things, but you really can’t experience this place without going all in on a crepe. The greens will have to take a backseat for this adventure.
Perfect for breakfast, brunch, or even lunch, this Shadyside eatery is a hidden gem. (Literally, the space is in a basement.) Hit it up for a group brunch, a lunch date, or even a solo breakfast. A sweet crepe and their bottomless coffee make for the perfect morning if you ask me. My little secret: Sometimes I love dining alone. I don’t feel pressured to keep the conversation rolling and I can just enjoy my meal in my way and on my time. I highly recommend trying it!
If you like a good cup of coffee and a fresh bouquet of flowers, then 4121 Main in Bloomfield is your real life dream come true and your one-stop-shop on a Saturday morning. This bright and airy little shop is sandwiched between Bloomfield and Lawrenceville in an old storefront off of Main Street...hence the name.
Aside from being adorable, 4121 is a coffee shop, flower shop, event space, and gallery. Talk about multi-tasking! The coffee bar menu is very small and simple, but in this case less is really more. Grab a cold brew or tried-and-true cappuccino and take in the views. The space is sprinkled with plants, flowers, small trinkets, and local goods. And if sunshine and fresh air is more your jam, the cafe tables outside make for some prime people watching action.
Fun fact: The shop's wallpaper is handmade. I highly recommend striking up a convo with the barista. You never know what other tid bits of info you may leave with!