The Fourth Avenue crepe restaurant Cafe Marcel opened Tuesday in a new space on North Oracle near West Grant Road.
The building, formerly home to the Checkerboard Cafe, has twice as much seating and a much larger kitchen than their previous space, says Michelle Frazier who owns the business with her husband Joe.
As they grow into their new digs, the two will begin to expand the menu with new cheeses and vegetables like asparagus. Rather than cooking the crepes on a small cast-iron crepe stone, they'll have an entire grill to work with.
Cafe Marcel will continue to serve an eclectic menu of sweet, savory and breakfast crepes, as well espressos and coffee drinks. A favorite is their Swedish lingonberry crepe with roasted chicken, a holdover from the Fourth Avenue space's Cafe Zope days.
Michelle's culinary background is actually French Canadian. Her family is from the Montreal-area, and she remembers the sweet crepes her mother made her while growing up in Vermont.