Specializes in crepes of all kinds, both sweet and savoury. Located in the International Food Court at Lonsdale Quay.
Took the kids to Lonsdale Quay. They wanted some ice cream. Looked around and decided to have the ice cream at Crepe Escape.
The sign with prices indicated that one scoop of ice cream was $3.30 plus tax. There was an extra 0.60 charge for a waffle cone. I bought each of my kids one scoop in a regular cone (not waffle). Daughter had cappacino. Son had chocolate.
The male clerk made the ice cream first, then set about taking my money. It is a good thing that my kids were right there and could hold their ice cream, because it is difficult to hold ice cream and handle money and change. The clerk should know this.
The clerk plunked the change (from a $10 bill) into my hand. I guess counting back change has not been taught in schools for a looooong time. I looked at the coins in my hand and thought it looked a little short. I put the change on the counter and took out my IPhone calculator. Let's see $3.30 x 2. Multiply that by 1.05 (for the GST). Hmmm. I was short $0.40. I mentioned this to the clerk. He advised me that "it's twenty cents for each cone." ??????
I asked for the forty cents back.
He repeated that it's 20 cents for the cones. I asked him if I was suppose to have the ice cream served directly into my children's hands. I advised that the sign stated the price of the ice cream and that it stated that a waffle cone was an extra 60 cents each and that the ice cream needed to be served in SOMETHING - either a cup or a simple cone and that it needed to be included in the price.
He reluctantly refunded the forty cents.
I read the other reviews - it sounds like nickel and diming patrons is a regular thing for this business.
I thought the scoops small and the flavour was nothing to right home about.
I would not return.
Dropped by Lonsdale Quay over the weekend and stopped by the food court for a quick bite. I had the girlfriend choose and she decided on a savoury concoction of spinach, cheese and chicken. Simple ingredients and easy to make it was hard to screw it up. The crepe was nice and fluffy and the cheese melted well over the shredded chicken. They used just the right amount of baby spinach leaves which didn't leave it's strong raw understones over the rest of the ingredients.
Though a fast food court derivative, it look a good 10-12 minutes to make the crepe, which I found to be slow considering the little labour involved. Any lunch rush and they would be swamped.
They also offer ice cream and drinks. In an open food court setting, there's not much more I could say.
We ordered a simple nutella and banana crepe for lunch. The price seemed right until we realized that the server decided to add a ton of whip cream over the crepe when it was ready. Next thing you know we're paying an extra $0.99 for the whip without being asked if we wanted any. It would have been nice to be given the option -- what if we were lactose intolerant? We would have had to wait another 5 minutes for a new crepe and they would have wasted the one they'd just made!
Anyways, the crepe was a bit crispy, and didn't fill the entire crepe pan. The filling had enough nutella and a good helping of banana slices. This wasn't a crepe you could pick up in your hands and eat, especially with the whip cream that was dumped on the triangular point where most people could hold the crepe. Not sure if we'd order there again, but we'd definitely make sure we weren't scammed if we did.