Sunday, April 19, 2015

Curious crepes at CrepeVine

Crepevine on Urbanspoon CrepeVine was another "curious cuisine" recommendation by my local friend while I was in Berkeley in 2015-April.

It's a fairly large place but pretty much dead quiet in the morning. According to the server, they are typically not busy till the 11:30 AM+ lunch rush, except Fri-Sun mornings.

Gluten free option. Tons of crepe and sandwich options, but it looked like the same core ingredients organized in different combinations. They also have salads and pasta.
So many choices, so little time, and so little space in my stomach for food. Alas. Nobody lives forever so I went with a dessert crepe for breakfast, plus chai.

Chai ($3.25)
  • Sort of weak but ok.
Santorini Sweet Crepe ($7.95) walnuts, pistachios, brown sugar, coconut, cinnamon, and mascarpone; served with whipped cream and vanilla ice cream
  • Nothing weird about the crepe despite having asked for the gluten free option.
  • Honestly I didn't think they used mascarpone here (isn't it supposed to be creamy looking?), but some other cheese. But I didn't have enough cheese credentials to go head-to-head with them on it and let it slide.
  • Pretty good, but nut flavours didn't really come through so well.
  • Price is also pretty good at basically $8 for a light breakfast.
Service seemed good (but of course I was I think just the only other table that morning, so there would have been no excuse for lousy service). The server was quick to acknowledge people walking in, and to check on them during their meal.

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