Food Review: Café Le Palais Sucré


Aileen Hu

Le Palais Sucré opened on Main Street in early August and is open every day from 9:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M.

Known for being a thin, French pancake, crepes are a versatile food that can easily be made to suit different palates. Yet, despite crepes’ widespread popularity and the several downtown restaurants that specialize in French cuisine, Pleasanton had few to no crepe eateries–that is, until Cafe Le Palais Sucré opened on Main Street this summer and held their grand opening on August 6. 

Upon entering the shop, you immediately notice the sweet smells wafting from the creperie. There, the chef expertly makes the crepes before swiftly filling and plating them. A large window spanning the creperie allows customers to watch their orders be prepared on the spot. The mesmerizing show, bustling coffee bar, and warm interior design create a relaxing environment, and the comfort only grows once your food arrives. 

The cafe has a wide selection of crepes, each tailored to suit a specific taste. And though you might not find the perfect dish for you during your first visit, the other menu options will not disappoint.

Take the Monkey Treat ($11.99), for example. Filled with bananas, hazelnut spread, and whipped cream, the crepe is one of the creperie’s most popular sweet dishes. The cream filling gives the dish a soft, fluffy texture that dissolves in your mouth. It’s a rather classic flavor, but is nonetheless a fulfilling one.

For those who have more of a sweet tooth, the Chocolate Bonus ($13.99) will be a favorite. The crepe is made with chocolate batter, filled with fresh strawberries and bananas, topped off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar, and served with a side of whipped cream. The natural sweetness of fruit balances out the sugary dish and adds pops of color to its appearance.

Then there are the savory crepes. The Chicken and Pesto ($14.99) is one of the shop’s most popular, complete with a satisfying portion of chicken, tomatoes, spinach, mozzarella and pesto. The plating may seem somewhat bare but the rich flavors make up for the less vibrant image.

Another highly recommended order is La Dinde ($12.99), a savory crepe filled with turkey, tomatoes, mozzarella, and a dash of spicy aioli. Accompanied by a small side of salad, the dish is a complete nutritious and tasty bundle. And although it may appear plain at first, the bursts of flavor wrapped within the crepe make it a lovely option on the menu.

Le Palais Sucré is certainly a welcome addition to downtown Pleasanton. Tucked away in the bustling neighborhood, the quiet little shop will always be open to those with a sweet craving. And although each dish is already filling enough, the cafe also provides a variety of ice cream desserts for customers who desire the full experience. With delectable crepes, generous servings, and friendly service, Cafe Le Palais Sucré makes for a worthy visit for French cuisine, and will only continue to bring more customers into their palace of sugar.

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  • With a wide selection of French pancake treats, the creperie is a wonderful new addition to Pleasanton downtown.

  • The warmly-colored shop is enhanced by the bright pops of color decorating its interior.

  • Sweet and satisfying, the Chocolate Bonus is perfect for the chocolate-lovers out there.

  • The La Dinde crepe may appear bland at first glance, but is filled with savory ingredients that leave you feeling full and content afterward.

  • The crepe-making process is displayed for customers who are curious about how their food is made. Those who wander over often find themselves absorbed in the show.