Upper West Side Openings: Vive la Crepe, Mamajuana Cafe

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011


Vive la Upper West Side!

The photo is just a tad blurry, but that’s the new UWS Vive la Crepe that was first mentioned back in September. MUW readers Gabby, Andrew & Tyler sent in word that they opened on Sunday.

This is the fourth location for Vive la Crepe — they have three others in NYC and one in Beverly Hills (the first one opened in 1996). The Upper West Side outpost is located at 189 Columbus, between 68th & 69th. Per their website:

“Vive La Crepe offers delicious savory and sweet crepes, healthy bottled beverges, and gourmet coffee made-to-order in front of the customer with premium ingredients. Everything is complemented with quick and friendly customer service and within an architectural ambiance of a Parisan cafe with modern and hip accents.”

You can view their menu here. Gabby and the crew sent in a few pictures (see below). One of them is of Andrew & Tyler digging in on some crepes (Andrew particularly likes the apple cinnamon) — I’ve been assured that despite their age, they’re legitimate MUW readers (or at least Andrew is).

That’s great to hear, as it’s never too early to start breaking-in the next generation.


If you missed the post earlier today, the Syms/Filene’s upped the discounts at their liquidation sale yet again — it’s now 40% – 60% off.

Posted last Wednesday that Mamajuana Cafe (570 Amsterdam, btw. 87th/88th) was set to open on the Upper West Side this week (and had several readers express their dismay that it wasn’t “Marijuana Cafe”).

Eater & Grub Street say it’s slated to open on Friday, but my MUW reader Catherine reports they’ve been open since last Thursday. It’s possible that was a soft-opening, but based on the photos below (the one the left is by Kevin, the one in the center by Catherine, & thanks also to Regina) it looks like they’re already accepting customers.

You can check out the Eater/Grub links for photos and the menu — looks good.

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