Let Them Eat Crepes
● By Jacqueline Gonzalez
By: Jacqueline Gonzalez Photos by: Rachel Benavides
The dynamic trio, Michelle Annette Donnelly, her mother Rocki Remington, and her son Jon Donnelly, teamed up to bring the sweet and savory tastes of the Parisian crepe and other goodies to the Coastal Bend. Let Them Eat Cake has been in operation for 13 years as an appointment based bakery. In an effort to provide a more family friendly and relaxing environment, they opened a restaurant style location in May.
Living by the philosophy that “All the flowers in the world are not red for a reason because we have a beautiful garden; so why not enjoy every flower out there?” allows these ladies to offer a varied menu that caters to all customers’ eating preferences. Sugar free? They’ve got it. Vegan or Keto? They have a recipe for those, too. Customers can enjoy the judgement free, family-friendly environment, where welcoming hugs, good food, and pastries are served.
Using a farm-to-table concept with fresh local food and fruits, they prepare an array of handcrafted pies, turnovers, brownies, and muffins in small batches daily. However, delicious mouth-watering crepes are their true specialty.
Traditional Parisian crepes take center stage, setting them apart from other bakeries and restaurants in town. Most other establishments offer Swedish crepes, which have a thick pancake texture and are only served with fruit fillings. Parisian crepes are paper-thin and hold a wide range of ingredients.
Michelle and Rocki’s crepes are made with buckwheat flour, a healthier alternative to regular flour. Their crepes, filled with unique as well as traditional ingredients, are large enough for a full meal.
Every Tuesday, the bakery announces a “flavor of the week” crepe. Rich and savory flavors such as King Ranch Chicken, Philly Cheese Steak, Beef Stroganoff, Turkey and Cranberries, and Chicken and Pesto are only a few of their creations. Although these flavors are not permanent menu items, customers are welcome to make requests for past flavor combinations or suggest their own.
In the future, Michelle and Rocki hope to open a new location. For now, they are focusing on perfecting their craft. The attention to detail and welcoming atmosphere found at Let Them Eat Cake has quickly made the bakery a staple in the Coastal Bend.