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Posted by Crepe Fan on 09/23/2005
This place is an absolute gem of a find, but it's worth the extra effort to get uptown to get some amazing food at incredibly low prices. I've eaten here a dozen times in the last couple months, and I've never had a bad meal. I've been mainly for lunch, and I've had almost every savory crepe on the menu. Every ingredient is fresh and the crepes are made right before your eyes. I've had a couple of the sandwiches as well and they are served on a great baguette. Everything is served with a mesclun salad and it makes for a wonderfully refreshing lunch. The real treat, if you have room for it, is a dessert crepe. They have a wonderful list of combinations, everything from a plain butter and sugar crepe to caramel, apples and raisins. You can also put together your own crepe, and I highly recommend getting some chocolate in the mix. The chefs will actually mix real chocolate pieces into your crepe and melt them together with the other ingredients. I highly recommend milk chocolate, creme fraiche, and a fresh fruit like strawberries or blueberries. Whatever combination you pick, you won't be dissapointed I assure you. Perhaps the best part of all is that it's cheap! It's totally worth seeking this place out, it's a little hard to find at first. It is near the corner of 109th and Columbus, but it's under some scaffolding so you've got to keep a sharp eye out for the awning. Someone here said the neighborhood is dangerous but it's not at all, it's far more Upper West Side than it is Harlem, and there are a lot of great venues opening up in the area. The restaurant itself is very clean and relaxing, and the crowd is very laid-back, Columbia student types enjoying a great crepe. This is one of my favorite places in the whole City!
Posted by Regular customer on 09/06/2005
This place has great service (the owner is very friendly), unique & tasty menu (crepes, sandwiches, soups, salads, desserts) - the ingredients are high quality, so you won't find the rubbery cheese some of the other restaurants serve. I especially like the sweet crepe combos, e.g. nutella+strawberry or apple+walnut+raisin....makes for a cute date place. The prices are very reasonable, one of the best deals around. Oh yeah, i disagree with the other reviewer about the neighborhood being dangerous...the area where the restaurant is isn't bad at all, it's full of Columbia students and young working folks, I feel very comfortable walking around there, (there are also other cute cafes or down-to-earth restaurants along those few blocks of Columbus or Amsterdam), just don't wander into Central or Morningside that are a few blocks away when it's dark outside.
Posted by Frank Keyz on 09/03/2005
The neighborhood can be dangerous, but surprisingly delightful service.