Très bon! Charming cafe serving up a taste of France

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

A nod to French cuisine can be found smack dab in the heart of a Miami Valley community known for its eclectic collection of shops and its sauerkraut festival.

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During a recent visit to Cobblestone Village Cafe, Home Interiors ad Gifts, 10 N. Main St. in downtown Waynesville,  two servers independently suggested I give the crepes a try.


The dish — a mainstay at the restaurant just purchased by Keith and Dee Alexander's commercial properties company — did not disappoint. Neither did the look of the eatery's mismatched dining room.

Like many best dishes, the savory mushroom ragu crepes are simple.

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Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

The crepes ($14) were light with a slight egg taste. They came stuffed with roasted wild mushrooms seasoned with herbs and a provolone cheese and cream.

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The sophisticated dish is topped with asparagus and dressed with truffle oil and balsamic vinegar.

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

It is a vegetarian dish normally, but Mindy Andrews, Cobblestone’s manager, said many customers also order them with chicken.

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I ordered mine with bacon for $2 more.

“You can’t go wrong with bacon,” Andrews, an employee for about a year, told me.

Other varieties of crepes are sometimes featured on the menu.

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Beside the restaurant, Cobblestone has a wine shop and gift shop filled with candles, lotions, jewelry and home decor.

We almost bought a lion head.

Be sure to check out the porch and a large patio out back while you are there.

Credit: Amelia Robinson

Credit: Amelia Robinson

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