In 1998, Bella Restaurants Group was founded by accomplished chef, Youssef Nafaa. In 2005, Chef Youssef Nafaa opened the doors to Houston's very first creperie in Houston's popular Midtown District and followed with 5 more locations including his first mall kiosk in the Houston Galleria in 2017. Coco Crepes, Waffles & Coffee is a fusion European café and creperie serving delicious chef-driven cuisine and beverages at quick-service prices. With plans to move outside of Houston, Coco Crepes will soon set its sites on expanding to Austin, Dallas, San Antonio as well as outside of Texas..
How It All Started: Every Saturday morning, Chef Nafaa would wake his family up to the aroma of crepes andcoffee. With tiny feet shuffling down the stair case, his 3 sons would round the corner and rush to the kitchen - eager to be his faithful recipe tasters. Inspired by his sons, Chef Nafaa developed a menu using his experiences through world travels and culinary knowledge. The first crepe and what is known as the "Original Coco's Crepe" was named after his son's favorite bear, Coco that would sit in the kitchen with them every Saturday morning.
Coco Crepes, Waffles & Coffee, a place that feels like home to enjoy special moments with your family.
Throughout the growth of the Bella Restaurants Group brand, Chef Nafaa has also had success with several other fast casual and full service restaurants including Houston's first tapas restaurant as well as a traditional Italian Trattoria which opened in 1999.
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