First impression: Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie

Owner Jacquelyn Keefer and chef James Butler.

I’d been meaning for weeks to try out the new Lotus Leaf Cafe & Creperie that opened a month ago in the space at 613 W. Douglas in Delano formerly occupied by The Palette.

Today, I met my friend and food goddess Tanya Tandoc there for lunch, and we had a great time and a great meal.

I ordered some chicken tarragon crepes, and Tanya had a crepe Florentine. We finished the meal with a banana-nutella crepe, one of my all-time favorite treats.

Tarragon chicken crepe at Lotus Leaf.

The food was good. Chef James Butler, under the direction of owner Jacquelyn Keefer, makes the food using healthier ingredients. And the space is warm and cozy.

Coincidentally, sisters Connie Dirks and Linda Grafton, former owners of the Palette, were there dining today, too.

Lotus Leaf also serves sandwiches and homemade soups and serves a dinner menu, with dishes such as tandoori chicken.

I’ll definitely go back.