Crepe Cafe

Written by on December 2, 2010 in I Eat Seattle, I Eat...Out with 0 Comments

( – Ravenna
How I heard of this place: I believe I first learned of Crepe Cafe through the Entertainment Book but return often for warm, savory crepes.
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, and seasonal favorites like pumpkin pie. 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, offer eight couples, including one party of four, to dine in the dim-lit setting, at candle-lit tables against the backdrop of a wine pantry and chalkboard-print menu of daily specials. Nearly inaudible jazz music plays in the background as diners speak with subdued tones and chat with the servers in a way that only a long-established neighborhood cafe offers.
What I ordered: To begin, we were offered a carafe of water with a slice of lemon, as well as a small plate of cracker bread with a tasty balsamic vinegar-olive oil-dry herb seasoned dressing for dipping. On this evening, it was my dining companion’s first visit to the Crepe Cafe and my first dinner visit. We selected the Westchester ($16) with avocado, Swiss cheese, caramelized onions, Roma tomatoes and spinach with sun-dried tomato coulis, as well as the Mushroom Medley ($15), an array of assorted mushrooms sautèed in a light wine and garlic sauce wrapped in a savory buckwheat crêpe with Gruyere. We each also ordered a cup of sweet, fresh squeezed orange juice ($3.50 for the small, $4.50 for the pint-sized).
What I loved: I most enjoyed the mushroom medley, with its fresh garlic tambre and hearty mushroom flavors. The light, cream sauce added moisture and brilliance to the thick, earthy buckwheat crepe. The combination of the two crepes, which we split and shared, offered an excellent complement of hearty, earthy flavors and light, fresh ingredients.
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 consistent and full of flavor. The simple presentation adds a hint of personality to each plate.
Cost: Average to high ($15-$18 for savory dinner crepes)

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