Crêpe Lucette

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

That warm fuzzy feeling

Firstly we would like to apologise for being so bad at keeping you all up to date via blog. We have been so busy, we blinked and it is now August!! We have so much to update you on over the coming months, but thought we would start with a summary of this year so far through the eyes of crepe lucette.

It has been a challenging year for many of us. Not only are we having to battle against the economic climate, but there is an ongoing battle with the rain gods who have been determined to effect our crops, manufacturers, retailers, events and businesses.

Determined not to be beaten, the UK have not experienced a year like it for unity, positivity and support since the end of world war 2. The diamond jubilee celebrations, along with the olympics 2012 have well and truly lifted the nations spirit and re-ignited our identity and the feeling of belonging and being proud.

This is one of the reasons Crepe Lucette provides the experience that we do. We all know how vogue vintage is at the moment, however we also know how these 'trends' can have a short life cycle.

Yes we are a vintage creperie, but we are also more than that. We are the warm fuzzy connotations that go with it. The escapism that takes you back to a world that had strong values, togetherness. A world where people communicated face to face and looked out for one another. A world that was full of simple pleasures and niceties, where you had time to smile and the whole world smiled with you. These experiences should never have a sell by date.

During our many markets and events this summer we have seen no end of support and witnessed wonderful communities going back to tradition. Local buskers performing amongst the market goers, encouraging customers to put down their shopping and spin and turn elegantly across the square in 
response to the upbeat acoustics.  

Attending the likes of Sandringham flower show we were greeted by the Prince of Wales and Camila waving gallantly from a beautiful horse drawn carriage. Ladies dressed for the occasion in elegantly flowing summer dresses and pretty hats, whom sipped our tea and indulged in a delicious crepe or
two as they sat under the shade of the trees with a crepe lucette picnic rug.

The lucettes have been so lucky to be part of what feels like a quintessentially British story book, bringing to life the true meaning of being part of such a great nation. It has been a memorable and happy year so far, albeit tough for many. The Brits have mirrored the past by putting on a brave face, gone back to basics, held their heads high and revelled on being themselves.

Thou shalt not forget x x 

Sunday, February 12, 2012


Trotting across a sunlit meadow in the lincolnshire wolds one summers evening, a good friend and I hadn't a care in the world apart from the niggling need to escape our mundane jobs! It was then a plan was hatched and Crêpe Lucette was conceived.

I was getting sick of going to shows, markets, events and festivals and the only thing on offer is cheaply made low quality burgers and various other fast foods that are high in fat, uninteresting and sold at extortionately high prices to the public.

From being a little girl, my brother and I had always loved pancakes, or should I say our gran's pancakes. It was such a treat when we walked in from school and the smell of freshly made pancakes were tempting us into the kitchen. Even to this day no one can quite make pancakes like my gran!

There are so many people you speak to who love pancakes, but you rarely see creperies or pancake houses in the UK apart from the franchises in London. Voila; an idea had been born and training commenced in France.


The 1940's plays a massive part of what Crêpe Lucette is all about. It was an era of hardship during the 2nd World War where people lived in hope, they worked together and lived each day as if it was their last. Crêpe Lucette is all about fun and feel good both inside and out.

When you see Crêpe Lucette at markets, festivals and events you will hear the sweet sound of soft swing music and ballads from musical favourites such as Glen Miller and Dame Vera Lynn which will be sure to put a smile on your face. Feel free to burst into song or quick step to the foxtrot.

Additionally the smell of our delicious sweet and savoury crepes will make your mouth water as they are made fresh to order in front of you. We have a great menu selection that changes with the seasons so you never get bored. All our ingredients are hand picked from local, free range producers to ensure that our crêpe are the freshest and tastiest around.

It will be hard to miss the glamorous Lucettes in all their splendour, wearing pretty polka dot dresses, victory rolls and fancy fascinators. Not to mention thier luscious red lips ;)

It is Crêpe Lucettes mission to provide something unique, that is tasty, fresh and sustainable and supports local communities and businesses... not to mention glamorous!!


My nurse, my hairdresser, my stylist, my confidant, my travelling buddy, my story teller, my cook, my accountant, my teacher, my taxi driver, my advisor, my councillor, my best friend, my GRAN... my INSPIRATION.

My gran and Grandpa (pictured above) are a big part of who I am today. My gran has given me the strength and courage to follow my dream and help inspire people with the world of Crêpe Lucette.

I hope you can be part of the Crêpe Lucette story as we unravel lots of tempting recipes, tips, food facts, event updates and new and exciting adventures.