Cobble Hill Eatery Serves Gluten-Free Crepes and Artisanal Teas

By Nikhita Venugopal on February 26, 2014 5:18pm 

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 The Cobble Creperie & Tea Spot is a new cafe and eatery at 194 Court St. that makes gluten-free crepes.
The Cobble Creperie and Tea Spot
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COBBLE HILL — Dessert lovers looking for a healthy option can satisfy their cravings with gluten-free crepes from a new Cobble Hill eatery.

The Cobble Creperie and Tea Spot, located at 194 Court St., serves both sweet and savory crepes, priced between $6 and $8, as well as artisanal teas.

The crepes are made using chickpea flour, a healthier gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour, said chef Adam Ali, 23.

“It’s really hard to find a whole gluten-free meal in this neighborhood,” he explained. “We try to be as healthy as possible and be equally as tasty.”

Ali and his cousin Najib Ali, 28, will officially open the creperie next week, but are hosting a soft launch this week with a nearly complete menu.

The eatery's savory options include one with spinach, tomato and feta cheese, another with egg whites, olive oil, kalamata olives and oregano, as well as one with eggs, brie, peppers and mushrooms.

For the sweet options, crepes are prepared using ingredients like fruits, Nutella, whipped cream, ice cream, brownies, peanut butter, as well as sauces like dulce de leche and chocolate.

After the official opening, Ali hopes to add more sweet flavors like lemon curd and blood orange marmalade.

And by using chickpea flour to make its crepes, “you can get the full feeling without being bloated,” said Ali, who spent a year working at another Brooklyn creperie.

“People who would give it a try would actually like it better,” he said.

The small café near Court and Wyckoff Streets was once a newsstand, which the cousins converted into an eatery, first reported by Pardon Me For Asking.

The eatery will also be serving coffee and a selection of pastries, most of which will be either gluten-free or vegan and dairy-free. The cafe also plans to install wireless internet and offer discounts for students. 

Other recent or upcoming openings in the neighborhood:

► The team behind popular Carroll Gardens restaurant Buttermilk Channel has opened a new eatery at 320 Atlantic Ave. in Boerum Hill. The new French-American restaurant and café is called French Louie. The menu from restaurateurs Doug Crowell and Chef Ryan Angulo is French-accented contemporary American fare, according to a press release.

►  A new Italian seafood restaurant, to be located at 552 Court St., was recently approved for a full liquor license by Community Board 6. The restaurant will take over the former space of pizzeria Luna Rossa.

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