Sweets Cafe O’Crepe
CONTRIBUTED BY KASSIE O’DRISCOLL
About two months ago, my friend Manami introduced me to her friends, Wakako & Tsukasa. She told me about their dessert cafe in Naha and how it was famous for crepes. During our conversation, we had a pretty intense exchange about the difference between American cupcakes vs muffins. It was both hysterical and amazing, and by the end of the night I knew I had to find my way to their cafe.
Picture this: A month or so later, I was exploring Naha for some handmade goodness and, naturally, I was completely lost. With hopes of finding the street that my map was telling me existed, I turned off of Kokusai Street down a random side street. There it was, the “Sweets Cafe O’Crepe” sign on the side of the road. I’m not even sure how I remembered that that was the name of the restaurant, but I immediately pulled over! It was destiny!
I got a friendly greeting from Tsukasa when I walked in and I took in all that is O’Crepe. It’s a charming little cafe on the second floor that’s been completely decorated by Wakako. I chose the seat by the big window, where you can look over a small schoolyard and take in the Kokusai area from above.
There’s a small table right with some handmade goods for sale and a nice book that I think was made for their opening anniversary. While I waited for my crepe, I flipped through the book and saw my two friends, Homary and Manami, were featured in the back and had signed it! Super cool!
After having a delicious chocolate, rice flour crepe with tasty fresh fruit, I vowed to bring my friends back here the first chance that I got! Luckily for me, that chance came up just a few a week later. Yay for me!
The second time around, we had time to enjoy lunch AND dessert – what a concept! O’Crepe has three lunch set options: a pork sandwich, green curry, and an omelet that are all made by Tsukasa’s mother. With the set, we got shrimp spring rolls and a pumpkin potato salad. You can also choose from coffee or tea.
I ordered the pork sandwich, which was a nice combination between salty bacon and fresh veggies. It was on a crunchy baguette with a light mustard and was just enough to leave me satisfied.
My friend, Michelle, let me try her green curry and I was happily surprised. It wasn’t the typical Japanese curry. Instead, it had a coconut milk base (so we think) and was light! Interesting and oishii!
Then, to my delight, everyone was given a miniature crepe for dessert. My friends were surprised that it was a rice flour crepe and loved that there was a little crunch within the filling. Also, can we just talk about how tiny that fork and knife are?! Adorable!
Address: 沖縄県那覇市松尾2-6-12 2階
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed Wednesday and the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month
Map Coordinates: 26.2146651, 127.68675889999997