Crepe Cafe

Written by on June 22, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

(homepage.mac.com/alcenaplum/crepecafe/) – Ravenna
How I heard of this place: I believe I first learned of Crepe Cafe through the Entertainment Book but have been a fan of it ever since!
Type of cuisine: Gourmet crepes – savory and sweet.
Ambiance: A slice of Europe – this small, quaint, cozy cafe offers options for brunch, lunch and dinner with breakfast crepes filled with eggs, bacon and mushrooms, to sweet sensations such as a peaches & cream or banana Nutella. Great for an intimate setting, enjoying date night with your honey or a cozy space to share a meal with a friend. Limited seating in the dark wood setting.
What I ordered: As is often the case when I am at Crepe Cafe for brunch, I ordered the Fitzgerald ($12) stuffed with sauteed mushrooms, bacon, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese in a savory crêpe topped with béchamel sauce. My dining companion was in a sweet mood and ordered the summer special, peaches and cream ($10) made with fresh, ripe, sliced peaches, light, sweetened cheese and dusted with powdered sugar, topped with a generous helping of house-whipped vanilla cream. In previous visits, my favorites on the menu have included the Westchester (avocado, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, Roma tomatoes and spinach with sun-dried tomato coulis), the Stephanie (roma tomato, ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella and spinach, drizzled with pesto), the Cisco Kid (a south of the border specialty – roasted chicken, cheddar cheese, avocado, tomatoes, with a creamy chipolte lime sauce and salsa), among others.
What I loved: On this visit, I was less impressed with the flavorless béchamel and skimpy portion of bacon and cheddar cheese in my Fitzgerald, but that is very much unlike my numerous other experiences at Crepe Cafe. I love the thickly sliced mushrooms, sauteed in butter and caramelized onions in the crepe! The peaches in my dining companions crepe, though I wasn’t quick enough to sample it, were bright orange and looked perfectly sweet and ripe.
Why I loved it: I love the intimate setting, the cozy, friendly and almost-like-home feel of the space. The quality of and the flavor of the crepes is generally consistent and full of flavor. The simple presentation adds a hint of personality to each plate.
Cost: Average to high ($10-$15 for savory lunch entree crepe; $7-$12 for sweet crepes)

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