Main Street in Beacon N.Y. harbours a range of diverse restaurants with owners of all backgrounds. When looking for a restaurant, I value cleanliness, comfort, quality, and affordability. Royal Crepes checks all my required boxes--oh and did I mention I like generous portions?
Royal Crepes is a local favorite, so if you are hesitant about trendy hipster places like I am, this place will not scare you away. If you have not made a trip to Beacon, then you need to know that Main Street is only about a seven minute walk from the train station. Royal Crepes is settled in the middle of the bustling street, right next to a spin class/boxing studio.
Royal Crepes opened nearly 3 years ago by a kind Albanian family. The restaurant serves European-style crepes made fresh before your very eyes.
The menu features sweet crepes, breakfast crepes, savory crepes, soups, salads, and bureks.The options range from savory crepes filled with mozzarella, pesto, and roasted peppers to sweet crepes bursting with silky smooth chocolate and garnished with dollops of whipped cream.
The only labelled dessert item on their menu is baklava, a crispy pastry filled with pistachios and glazed with traditional middle-eastern sweet syrup. The turkish tea they offer is authentic; Being middle-eastern I am picky about what claims to be authentic ethnic food. I can never get enough of the turkish delights they serve alongside the turkish tea.
Rugs with Albanian designs and charming prints of soft paintings line the walls, establishing a homey ambiance. Moroccan-style mosaic lamps hang in the corners of the wide window. Tiny ornaments such as a fuzzy winter penguin or a ceramic elephant reside below them in the windowsill, adding rustic charm to the place. Shelves of european goods call for attention right across from the register where you can buy tea, chocolates, spreads, etc.
All menu items are under $14. I usually go for the spicy veggie crepe, it’s served with a side of spring mix salad lightly tossed in an olive oil dressing and a small dish of spicy sauce.
When you are finished dining, consider taking a stroll down the rest of main street. There are several coffee and tea shops, unique boutiques, art galleries, and small bakeries to visit. At the very end of main street, Beacon Falls offers a peaceful scenery to bask in.