Saturday, January 25

New dessert shop dipnmix whips up European-inspired waffles, crepes in Westwood

Dipnmix, located on Gayley Avenue, serves Belgian, French and Lebanese style dessert items, such as crepes and waffles. (Ashley Kenney/Daily Bruin)

A new dessert shop in Westwood is serving waffles, crepes and ice cream.

Dipnmix opened on Gayley Avenue, just south of In-N-Out Burger, on Aug. 1. The restaurant is influenced by Belgian, French and Lebanese style crepes, said Elie Choueiry, the founder and owner of dipnmix.

Choueiry said he wanted to open a dessert shop because of his fond memories of the waffle kiosks near the universities he attended in France and Lebanon.

Paul Daccache, the manager of dipnmix, said they decided to open a shop in Westwood to cater to UCLA students. He said he wanted dipnmix to be a part of UCLA students’ college experience, and create a stronger brand as a result.

Dipnmix differs from other waffle shops in the type of waffle served, Choueiry said. American waffle shops typically sell “la gaufre de Bruxelles,” a type of waffles made with more watery dough. Dipnmix sells “la gaufre de Liège,” which tastes more caramelized and takes about eight hours to make.

“Americans don’t know about crepes and waffles,” Choueiry said. “The taste is very different.”

In addition, dipnmix makes the dough in house instead of buying it elsewhere, Choueiry said.

“We make the dough here, so everything is fresh,” he said.

In addition to making waffles and crepes, dipnmix also plans to serve other sweets such as the Lebanese fruit cocktail, which is a fruit medley topped with curdled cream. Dipnmix will offer breakfast items in the morning once it finishes creating the menu.

Dipnmix is the second crepe shop in Westwood, joining Mon Amour Cafe, located across from Diddy Riese.

Tia Tomescu, a third-year neuroscience student, said she thinks dipnmix would be a good addition to Westwood.

“Students usually go further to Sawtelle or Santa Monica for desserts,” she said. “It is more convenient to have more dessert options close to us in Westwood.”

Westwood is dipnmix’s first location, but Daccache has plans to expand to new locations in Culver City in the future.

Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someoneShare on Google+Share on Reddit

Comments are supposed to create a forum for thoughtful, respectful community discussion. Please be nice. View our full comments policy here.

  • Richard C

    That is a Terrific Trifecta!

  • Dinorah

    I ordinarily income between 6,000-8,000 dollars each and every 4 weeks via internet. Haven’t you understood that the future is in the online arena whether is be online marketing or just working for companies which are based and hire online workers. If you don’t do it today you will always regret it sooner or later you’ll be force to make the switch but you won’t be in the driver’s chair any longer. So what are the benefits to having the capacity to make money on the web? Well there are a few. For one there is increased capacity to automate and therefore be functioning even while, you’re sleeping. You also don’t need to work in the uncomfortable and typical work environment. You can work where you need –at home, in the library, at the coffee shop, at your cottage, or in your Caribbean cruise. You can also wear what you want, I favor sweat pants and a T-shirt you might like your bath robe. Other enormous advantages to a”earn money online” kind of job are you don’t have to think about product whether is storage, supply, tech assistance, you name it. So this sounds good ? So what are you waiting for? Oh. . .you believe that the first risk of quitting the job to make money online is too large? Well then do not stop your job! You can easily keep both a standard job and an online income at precisely the exact same time and you will find very soon that you don’t have anything to fear. So please do not wait, now is your opportunity to beat the mad rush and at the speed that makes you comfortable. –>