Do you know your vareniki from your pelmeni?

You probably don't. I sure didn't. But the owners of Wholly Crepe sure do. This little Russian cafe in Tomball, Texas is churning out some amazing Siberian dishes from their small, homey restaurant. Located on the historic Main Street section of the city, across the street from distressed furniture store, and a statue which bears an odd resemblance to a "pizza joint", Mila and Bill Hendrix have certainly found a niche. 

 Apricot, Coconut, and Caramel Crepe

Apricot, Coconut, and Caramel Crepe

 Chicken Soup

Chicken Soup

Our first visit was on a rainy weekday during lunch. They cozy, and small, cafe seats about 25 inside and is filled with Russian porcelain and chocolates. The menus, in their 1 inch white ring binders spill forth an amazing assortment of dishes from MIla's native Siberia. Uber traditional items like borscht, chicken soup, pelmeni (similar to meat ravioli),  and vareniki (Russian pierogi, sit alongside more modern fare like the crepe pizzas (with a variety of toppings). Plenty of other options abound as well. There are sweet and savory crepes, goulash, cabbage rolls, and of course, beef stroganoff. The array of filings (meats, cheese, sweets, sauces, fruits, etc) are too vast to count, but could easily let you concoct a crepe dish that would send away even the coldest Siberian winter.

 Borscht

Borscht

 Stuffed Peppers with Buckwheat

Stuffed Peppers with Buckwheat

As if that menu of Russian goodies isn't enough, they also do breakfast. besides the crepes, there is Oatmeal, Waffles, and Grechka (a buckwheat porridge. If you think that is boring, get the buckwheat side. I don't know what they do to it, but it was the most flavorful buckwheat I'd ever had. This definitely seems like a good breakfast option that shys away from the traditional or the fast food. 

Expect something different here, and this family owned place will deliver. 

Wholly Crepe
415 West Main Street

Tomball, Texas 77375

https://www.facebook.com/whollycrepeTX/