Looking through my photos, I realized I had not posted about my last dinner in Alameda a couple of weeks ago, at Planet Crepes. They've been open for a few months, next door to Dragon Rouge.
The slick signage and decor made me think it might be a chain, but I was told no, it is not (but they have aspirations). The place is bright and clean, and the menu is extensive. (If you click on the picture below you can see it large. Sorry for the crappy quality.)
My only quibble was with the blasting large-screen TV on the back wall, with speakers throughout the place. TVs in restaurants are like black holes, sucking in the attention of anyone within eyeshot, and the sound level was such that it was an effort to converse.
The crepes, though, were quite tasty! I ordered the turkey pesto crepe, and it was stuffed full with turkey, jack cheese, avocado and pesto. Which left me stuffed.
But not too stuffed to share a dessert: The Milky Way crepe, filled with vanilla ice cream, bananas, Nutella, whipped cream, nuts and caramel.
My companions opted for the simpler Cosmic Caramel Apple crepe, with vanilla ice cream, cinnamon apple slices, caramel and whipped cream. Also delicious.
The prices are very reasonable, with all crepe dishes under $6 unless you choose a bunch of your own fillings from the extensive list.
If you're in Alameda and want a quick tasty meal, or just a nice dessert, check it out. If you want atmosphere, get your food to go and wander over to nearby Jackson Park to enjoy your meal al fresco.
2302 Encinal Ave (just west of Park Street)
Alameda, CA 94501
P.S. The website also notes that crepes are two-for-one if you bring in an Alameda Theater ticket stub, plus there's a happy hour and some group deals.