Astra Modern Market is just that; modern. What used to serve as a mechanic shop in Downtown Lafayette has been transformed into a great space offering local artwork, music, paper goods and food items.
When asked what he likes to cook the most, Nevitt will tell you that he has only focused on crêpes for the last seven months and is wanting to take something that is otherwise known as simple or plain and elevate it. An example of that is the Ham and Cheese crêpe.
The ham is brined and smoked to ensure it has the perfect flavor profile to accent the warm, buttered crêpe. The crêpe is filled with the perfect amount of Tillamook cheddar cheese and the ham is crisp on the edges. It is filling enough for a lunch and you can even add an egg to the mix.
“We always have a chicken based crêpe and a veggie crêpe on the savory menu.”
Along with the savory crêpes, Astra offers sweet selections and pastries. The “New-tella” is the crêpe of choice for all you lovers of that popular spread. I found the chocolate hazelnut spread made by Astra to be less sweet than the original, and that is a good thing. It made the crêpe more enjoyable, tasting homemade and far less processed.
If you want something creamier, try the berry cream brioche; similar to a cheese danish but on brioche with fresh berries. Of course, you can visit their Facebook page to view specials and keep up with the rotating pastries.
If you find yourself looking for local gifts, art work or delicious food and treats, Astra Modern Market is an “Eat This Lafayette” spot.
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Astra Modern Market
200 Jefferson St