Mushroom ragu crepes at Cobblestone Village Cafe, Home Interiors and Gifts, 10 North Main St. in downtown Waynesville.
Photo: Amelia Robinson
Photo: Amelia Robinson

Très bon! Charming cafe serving up a taste of France 

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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Citrus crab cakes at Cobblestone Village Cafe, Home Interiors and Gifts, 10 North Main St. in downtown Waynesville.
Photo: 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. 

Charcuterie and cheese plate at Cobblestone Village Cafe, Home Interiors and Gifts, 10 North Main St. in downtown Waynesville.
Photo: 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. 

Chimichurri Streak at Cobblestone Village Cafe, Home Interiors and Gifts, 10 North Main St. in downtown Waynesville.
Photo: Amelia Robinson

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