September 16, 2006
Flipping Happy for Flip Happy Crepes
Crepes are all the rage in Austin now ever since Flip Happy Crepes a crepe stand run out of, what I'm told to be a converted Avion (not Airstream) trailer located in the parking lot next to Floribunda on South Lamar near Oltorf, opened late last spring.
Their menu has a nice selection of creative crepe fillings to satisfy any tastes. The prices may seem a bit high for crepes (even crepe stands in nyc are cheaper, although a nyc stand probably has more foot traffic than FHC does here in car-loving texas) but they are worth the money because they are stuffed to the brim with rich ingredients like gruyere and goat cheese, carmelized onions and every euro-lover's favorite, nutella. A savory crepe, dessert crepe and bottled drink can run you well over $10 (plus tip, if you are a nicey) which seems pricey for what is essentially street food served on a styrofoam plate. It's probably not a place you'll want to go to every day as it could break your budget as well as an artery or two, but is a great treat for those days when you are feeling French.
I'd like to see a savory option with an egg as a filling (perhaps a crepe complete) and for them to offer a small mixed greens salad with a light vinaigrette as a side item for the perfect lunch. But what pleases me the most about this stand is they serve the simple and classic crepe with butter, lemon and sugar.
Flip Happy Crepes
2041 S Lamar Blvd (in the parking lot next to Floribunda and Flash Back)
Wed - Sat: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Fri: 5:30pm - 9pm
Udpate: their online menu does say they offer a side salad with each crepe upon request. Magnifique!