You all probably don’t know, but I actually live in the Tri-cities area. A girl in the suburb who dreams about living a life in the urban centre. haha. My posts usually focus on Vancouver but from time to time I might discover gems in my ‘hood. So the other day, Mr. and I checked out Crepe Delicious at Coquitlam Centre. I’ve walked by the store numerous times, but apparently they’ve been around for almost 2 years. No idea why it took me this long to give them a try!
The concept is pretty simple: crepes, savoury and sweet crepes. They also serve panini sandwiches but that only takes up a tiny corner of its menu.
We tried two savoury crepes and one sweet crepe. First up, the Garden Ham. It was pretty interesting because we saw how the staff cracked the egg on the crepe, so as she folded it, the cooked egg would be sandwiched between the crepe layers.
Frankly neither of the savoury crepes looks interesting on the outside, so let’s hope the filling tastes good.
It was not bad, but to me, I found it rather light. It tastes like a basic garden salad wrapped in a crepe. There wasn’t much flavour to it, other than salt & pepper. What saved it was probably the addition of an egg in the crepe which made it extra eggy! Mr. quite liked this one.
On the other hand, I really enjoyed the Viva La Crepe. Portabello mushroom is often considered a meat substitute, so it added extra earthy meatiness to the crepe. Generally I tend to prefer dishes with bolder flavours, so the pesto sauce worked really well for me.
Lastly, for dessert we picked Black & Red. What can go wrong with Nutella and fresh fruit?! Because strawberries were still in season, we chose that instead of the typical, easy-route bananas. It was sooo good, definitely my favourite crepe of all. The warm crepe slightly melted the Nutella spread so it was oozing out as we cut through the crepe. Be careful because it could get messy. Yummm!
I really like the fact that the crepes were made to order, even though it’s a quick-service establishment. The staff was quite efficient as she was able to cook two savoury crepes together, to make sure they were both ready at around the same time.
I also appreciate that she didn’t cook the sweet crepe until we were close to finishing our two savoury crepes. That’s attentive service at a quick-service restaurant!
Believe it or not, each crepe has only 130 calories and 3.5 grams of fat, so really, it’s one of the healthier fast-food options out there. Definitely more interesting than Subway. One thing to be aware, though, is the extra charges for cheese and egg. Make sure you know what’s included in your crepe, and what requires extra charge, so you are not paying more than what you have expected to pay.
Crepe Delicious (at Coquitlam Centre)
1205 – 2929 Barnet Highway, Coquitlam