We recently broke the news that Café Chloe owners Alison McGrant and John Clute were opening an outpost in Liberty Station dubbed Chloe At Scout Garden Café & Events. The husband-and-wife partners are also in the process of opening Minou Crêperie Patisserie at 721 Eighth Avenue only a block away from their flagship French restaurant.
In 2004, Alison McGrath and John Clute joined forces to create San Diego’s first European-style cafe in the once blighted urban neighborhood of East Village. Café Chloe was embraced by the residents of neighborhood and the jewel box restaurant became a beloved and award-winning local destination including being voted #1 Best French restaurant by the San Diego Union-Tribune. Now, in addition to the Point Loma residents opening Chloe At Scout Garden Café & Event space at the burgeoning Arts District in Point Loma's Liberty Station, set to debut in early 2017, they are also opening a French crêperie in the East Village.
Minou, which means "pussycat" in French and was the name of Pablo Picasso's pet cat, will offer a menu of sweet and savory crepes, as well as small plates, beer, wine and cider. The eatery was anticipated to open last year but has experienced a delay and is now not expected to unveil until late 2017.