Seven Swans Crêperie Brick and Mortar

We are so close to opening our doors and need your help!

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Project Ends on November 23, 2019

Project Description

Seven Swans Creperie has found a brick and mortar home!  After two years of traveling all over KC selling artisan crepes from our little vintage trailer, we are putting down some roots (ironically and delightfully in view of the old Missouri Carriage Company) in the Westside/Crossroads neighborhood of KC.   

Photo by David K. Pugh Photography

Throughout human history, community has centered around the experience of food.  The mission of Seven Swans Crêperie is to be a small part of that story by offering our fellow travelers a sense of belonging in space and time.  Our passion is to feed people the most delicious, nourishing and comforting food we can while creating an inclusive environment for creativity and connection.  

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“Like most other humans, I am hungry...it seems to me that our three basic needs, for food and security and love, are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others. So it happens that when I write of hunger, I am really writing about love and the hunger for it...and then the warmth and richness and fine reality of hunger satisified...and it is all one” 
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Gastronomical Me

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It has been such incredible and humbling dream bopping around the city serving you crêpes and becoming friends, hearing your stories, sharing ours.  We have been apart of some of your most special and momentous days, your Sunday family traditions or a Saturday famer's market treat.   Creating even further opportunity for connection to each-other, KC, and the earth in this new space is the absolute greatest honor I could imagine.  I can't wait to open these doors!

 

Photo by David K. Pugh Photography

While staying true to our vision of a simple, nourising and comforting menu of crêpes, we are so excited to be expanding both our food and beverage options including a selection of house made baked goods, soups, kombucha on tap and coffee drinks.  We are also thrilled to be offering an expanded vegan menu.  We are passionate and committed to a local and organic economy of eating that honors both its growers and eaters in every step of production.   We will continue sourcing the highest quality (organic wherever possible) ingredients and partenering with local farms for the freshest, most scrumptious produce. 

 

All of these things require a lot of up front investment and, as happens, our humble budget has run into some significant unanticipated expences.  We are striving to outfit the business with primarily used and repurposed materials to keep both the budget and the footprint minimal.   

Here is a gist of our remaining needs:

Coffee/tea equipment, cups, etc : $10,000

Kitchen appliances: $6,000

Completion of build-out projects: $7,000

Wages and Labor: $2000

Misc. expenses: $5000

“...but I still think that one of the pleasantest of all emotions is to know that I, I with my brain and my hands, have nourished my beloved few, that I have concocted a stew or a story, a rarity or a plain dish, to sustain them truly against the hungers of the world.” 
― M.F.K. Fisher, The Gastronomical Me

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Thank you so much for your support in our final push to open these doors.

Any amount that you can contribute is so deeply appreciated.

Having support from our community means the world to us and we can’t wait to return the favor. 

(High-fives, hugs, coffee and wine also accepted ; )

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweet Crêpe and Hot Coffee
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Sweet Crêpe and Hot Coffee
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Red-ish T-shirt
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*Please submit an order a full two weeks in advance

*Feeds approx 20 people

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Lunch Date for 8

Office lunch?  Family birthday?  We will reserve our 8 person farmhouse table for you during open hours.  This includes one crepe and coffee drink per person.

(Just give us a couple days heads up.)

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$1,500
Private Party for 20

Let us throw you the most magical intimate party of your dreams.  This includes one savory and one sweet crepe per guest and full access to the the coffee and tea menu.

Limited to 3 hours between 4-10pm on an evening of your choice January-December 2020.  

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Private Party for 40

Let us throw the most magical party of your dreams for you and your favorite 40 people!  This includes one sweet and one savory crepe per guest as well as our full coffee and tea menu.

Limited to 3 hours between 4-10pm on an evening of your choice January-December 2020.  

 

 

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Monetary Contribution

You're the BEST.

We are grateful for contributions of all shapes and sizes.  

7 Supporters
Contribute
$5
Coffee!

Hot piping cup of Oddly coffee for you!

498 Left
2 Supporters
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$12
Enamel Pin!

This gets you a cutie little enamel pin, a big HUG and an even bigger THANK YOU.

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19 Supporters
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$15
Sweet Crêpe and Hot Coffee

Hey thanks!

Treat yourself to a sweet crepe of your choice and a hot coffee.  

171 Left
29 Supporters
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$25
Savory Crêpe and Coffee!

One savory crepe of choice, a piping hot cup of coffee and a big THANK YOU.  

192 Left
8 Supporters
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$40
Savory and Sweet

The whole package, one savory and one sweet crepe of your choosing.  You can polish these off yourself.  I know you can.  

188 Left
12 Supporters
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$30
Mustard T-shirt

Thank you! 

Available in XS, S, M, L, XL, and XXL

190 Left
10 Supporters
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$30
Red-ish T-shirt

Thank you!!

Super soft unisex T

Available XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL

194 Left
6 Supporters
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$40
Whimsical Tote Bag!

Because you need another bag you forget to bring to the store with you.  Look how pretty though!

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10 Supporters
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$50
Crêpes for Two

Super Thanks! This includes two savory, one sweet to share, because crepes taste better when you share them.  

88 Left
12 Supporters
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$100
Party of 4

Take your besties out for one crepe and specialty coffee/tea drink of choice!  

196 Left
4 Supporters
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$200
Crêpe Cake!

Let us make you a crêpe cake creation customized just for you!  

*Please submit an order a full two weeks in advance

*Feeds approx 20 people

5 Left
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$300
Lunch Date for 8

Office lunch?  Family birthday?  We will reserve our 8 person farmhouse table for you during open hours.  This includes one crepe and coffee drink per person.

(Just give us a couple days heads up.)

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6 Supporters
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$1,500
Private Party for 20

Let us throw you the most magical intimate party of your dreams.  This includes one savory and one sweet crepe per guest and full access to the the coffee and tea menu.

Limited to 3 hours between 4-10pm on an evening of your choice January-December 2020.  

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$3,000
Private Party for 40

Let us throw the most magical party of your dreams for you and your favorite 40 people!  This includes one sweet and one savory crepe per guest as well as our full coffee and tea menu.

Limited to 3 hours between 4-10pm on an evening of your choice January-December 2020.  

 

 

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