Updated: 17th Dec 2014; This restaurant is closed according to Urbanspoon.com.
It was one of those days that Polly and I cant decide where to go for our cake meet. The outstanding list of places to visit does not appeal to Polly. So, she suggested to go back to Sweet Obsession on West 16th Vancouver as it’s one of the better cake places in town. While driving along Granville St, we remembered that we has always wanted to visit Cafe Crepe on Granville at 12th Avenue. So, we changed our plan to go to Cafe Crepe.
There are plenty street parking along Granville St. Cafe Crepe is pretty easy to find with it’s striking red and black awning. It was pretty quiet as it’s still very early in the morning, just before 10am.
After we were seated and placed our orders, I took out my camera and took some shots our drinks and crepe. Just after I took a shot of the first crepe, a gentleman (not sure if he is the owner or one of the staff ) approached me and told me that it’s the company policy not allowing photography in the cafe. I respect his request and did not take any more photographs. So, here I am, trying to describe the food we had without a photograph. I find it a bit hard as pictures are the heart of chowtimes and pictures speak louder than words.
The above was what we ordered. Polly had the Chai Latte. My regular coffee came in a very small cup, like those use for espresso. Luckily, the coffee has free refills.
We ordered a savory and a sweet crepe to share. I remembered I read about a review on Cafe Crepe by Doesnt Tazte Like Chicken who gave a thumbs up for their Tuna crepe. So, we went for the Tuna, Swiss Cheese, Egg and Mayonnaise Crepe. It was indeed pretty good. I’m kind of puzzled by the fact that Christina of Does’nt Tazte Like Chicken was able to take pictures of her food in the same franchise store. Don’t they have the same policy?
The sweet crepe we ordered was Mixed Fresh Cut Fruit with Apple Sauce and Cinnamon. It was after a few bites that Polly noticed that there was a strand of hair in the crepe. The waitress apologized for the unwanted hair and replaced the crepe with a fresh one. Hmm, that was not a pleasant experience for us. Anyway, the Mixed Fresh Cut Fruit crepe was just so, so; dominate by apple sauce. Next time, we’ll go for the more conventional chocolate and banana crepe.
Since we had plenty of time to kill that day, we drove to Granville Island to have a stroll and enjoy a not so sunny spring day, at least it’s not raining. Here are some of the photographs from Granville Island.
This is our favourite spot, outside the Blue Parrot Coffee of Granville Public Market. Here you can watch people singing, dancing, photographer capturing a moment on film and children running after the pigeons.
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Really surprised to see this as we have the same restaurant on Queen St here in Toronto. Love the crepes there…genuine and same as the ones in France. Also, next time try their sandwiches; waitress told me once that the flour for the bread is imported from France! I also like that they serve Illy coffee, not many places do. Now I have a craving…
another suggestion for your cake meet: http://www.ganacheyaletown.com. Its green tea cake was a “TO DIE FOR”!
Hi BIG ChowTimes Fan, yes, Ganache Patisserie is certainly a great place for cake. I had blogged about it here: http://chowtimes.com/2007/06/22/ganache-patisserie-in-downtown-vancouver/