Crepe & Co European CafeTuesday, December 09, 2014
Yesterday myself and Stephanie from Tragic Wardrobe had the fantastic opportunity to go on a little adventure to Toronto to sample the lovely Crepe & Co European Cafe. If you have been reading for awhile, you might know that I am never happier than when I can cozy up in a warm cafe with a latte and a treat so when the opportunity came, I jumped at it. I really enjoy discovering new little treasures in the various neighbourhoods of Hamilton and Toronto so that I will always have a special spot to visit when I am near.
Crepe & Co is so much more than the typical coffee shop, it is a truly inspired space that takes you straight to the streets of Paris or Rome and immerses you completely in the sights, sounds and scents. Owners Natalie and Andrey come from European families that intorduced them to the wonders of food and the moments that can be captured around a table. They combined these memories with the knowledge and experience they gathered on their trips around the world and dedicated themselves to sharing their passion for European culture and cuisine with the people of Toronto.
Crepe & Co combines the best bits of European culture to create an immersive experience. Tall ceilings and brick walls make the space feel historic, while the large picture windows and inspired seating give the impression of dining at an outdoor cafe on the streets of Paris. Images of french courtyards, the Eiffel Tower, and decorative carved arches are projected onto the ceiling to complete the overall atmosphere. Paintings cover the walls and the ceiling high shelves are full of sculptures and decorative accents that add to the welcoming community feel that you often find in Europe.
While the atmosphere was fantastic, the food was no different. The menu was carefully created with the intention of sharing the exotic flavours and combinations of various European cuisines by way of the crepe, something that can be customized in so many ways. The menu is seperated into three different sections, breakfast, savoury and sweet so there is an option for every palette but Natalie's very own recipe for the crepe batter is the star of the show. Crepe & Co offers the more well known combinations like Nutella & Banana but also delivers entirely unique creations like Avocado Delicia, Apple Crisp and Limoncello.
I started off the meal with the Maple Spice Latte which was one of the most delicious coffees I have ever had and then Stephanie and I spent ages trying to decide what to choose. We ended up with two absolutely delicious crepes. Stephanie ordered the Thankful Turkey and Swiss with bacon, artichokes and bechalmal and I had a flashback to Italy via the Proscuitto with sundried tomatoes, kalamata olives, artichokes, arugula and parmesan. We were so stuffed that we did not have room for a sweet selection but I couldn't leave without trying their Limoncello Canolli and it was a beautiful thing.
Our visit to Crepe & Co was truly an amazing experience, the food is delicious, the service fantastic and the owners are really lovely. They have spoiled me for any other crepe in the future because nothing will be quite as lovely as Crepe & Co. If you are in Toronto, I highly suggest you visit and try out your very own crepe, you will not regret it.
Crepe & Co is located in Toronto, Ontario at 1167 Queen St. West.