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Cafe Crepe

1032 Robson St
Vancouver, BC V6E1A7
Tel: (604) 488-0045
Neighbourhood: Central

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Ehh
By epicurious of Burnaby, BC (507 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 9:02am [Dine in]

I wanted to grab a quick snack while on Robson and thought a nice savoury crepe sounded great. I've had a sweet crepe there once, a chocolate banana one and ate it in the restaurant. Although there is nothing wrong with the look of the restaurant, it was a little too dark inside. Black walls with not so bright lighting.
This time I took my crepe to go. I just wanted a simple light snack so I ordered a ham crepe. Little did I know, a ham crepe was just ham + crepe. Wow. I guess the crepes I was used to really spoiled me. At other places, at least it came with some sort of addition to it like salsa, or egg, or a tiny bit of cheese. Nope. Just ham...oh wait...I do recall now that there was a bit of cracked pepper on it! The plain crepe ended up costing me $5, which normally would be ok, but I just can't help feeling a little ripped off for a mixture egg, flour, milk and 2 slices of ham.
If you want a good crepe, visit Gypsy Rose crepe cafe, and find out what a real crepe is.

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Exceeded expectations during busy Olympic rush.
By sweethot of lower mainland (162 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, February 28, 2010 - 4:24pm [Dine in]

I'm not a fan of Cafe Crepe, but we were near there and wanted a snack. Despite being innundated with other patrons the staff and customer service was actually good. They were upbeat, calm, making jokes, and handling the hungry patrons well. They were upfront about the 30 minute wait, as to the other poster the reason there was up to a 30 minute wait for food was because of all the orders ahead of you. Not due to the kitchen's cooking capacity. We were given a number, waited outside the restaurant watching the Olympic crowds and were happy to receive our food. The crepes are all pre-made, though the fillings are freshly added, the prices were extremely high at around $10 for a crepe, but overall I was happy with my snack. I'm not sure how they managed to have good service, as they normally have the worst service but I was plesantly surprised.

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They're going downhill aren't they?
By hungryjo of Vancouver (175 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 13, 2008 - 10:43am [Dine in]

Been here a few times ordering to-go and I had eat-in once. This place looks like a fun place to be with the whole "crepe kitchen" window opened up to the public. You always see those curious people looking in and wanting to order a crepe for their own.

The last few times I ordered crepe, I always forget that I will regret it in the end. They're just so expensive, more than $5 for one topping. Wth? A lot of times the crepe are pre-made so you don't know how long your crepe has been sitting there. What's the fun of this if you see them make those fresh crepe but it's NOT for you. The fresh ones are place on a dish for future use. Wth? And they're so small! Can't feed any hungry tummy, not even a child. There's this one time I ordered chicken and cheese. The chicken was so small, it was camouflaged into the cheese! I was left starving!

And one time I sat-in for brunch. The lady told me to sit on this seat where I have to walk through 2 tables which were practically 3 inches apart. I'm not big, but I'm not thin as a stick either! I had to suck it in in order to get to my seat. It was ridiculous. That day, it was quiet so I could've sat anywhere else. I should've said something, argh.
The service was kinda lacking but whatever, I was hungry. The eggs benny tasted alright but left me with a stomach ache all day.

I will never go again.

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Nutella banana crepe *drool*
By foodfanatic of South Vancouver (286 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, May 27, 2006 - 8:46pm [Dine in]

Okay, they used to make them a lot better... when the old owner guy was there to add a touch of natural salt to the crepes as he slaves over the heated crepe-making pan and in the open kitchen of the Robson store in the midst of the summer heat, dripping, and dripping away.... The tuna crepes are good, too. When he's not there, one of the young guys making them are still not bad... but as more locations started sprouting everywhere and more and more young'uns are hired on it has gotten to be a hit & miss. Sometimes sloppily wrapped crepes (love eating on-the-go especially on a cold wet day outside--one can appreciate the juicy warmth of a nicely wrapped crepe all the more) depending on the person making your order. It has gotten to be so-so with the dispassionate looking part-timer school kids there to just make some summer cash. Regardless, whenever I have a craving for nutella banana crepes, this is the location I go to for it--for now.

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Take out a better option
By azn_msfyt of Delta (194 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 17, 2009 - 10:01pm [Dine in]

Food: had the smoked beef/egg/dijon mustard crepe and it was fine, a little bit greasy. I think I might try a panini sandwich next time as the table beside us raved about it. The accompanying fries were warm and crispy with the right amount seasoning. Chai latte was quite bland - just sugary and milky.

Service: very abrupt - its a "take your order and deliver your food" and that's it joint. Didn't check to make sure everything was ok after we received our food, no waters refilled. It also took some time before our food arrived.

Value: Lunch came to $13 so I guess it was fine but not great for what I got.

Ambiance: dark and cramped and a little bit on the dirty side.

I wouldn't mind coming back but I would def only do take out as the service and sitting area were not great.

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who cares
By chasiubow of North Van (675 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 23, 2008 - 9:45pm [Dine in]

I was with Mrs. C and looking for dessert after an unfortunate experience earlier in the evening when I spotted CC. I remembered that they had a takeout window and decided to give it a try. The workers here seemed to be unhappy in their jobs. There were 3 or 4 of them gossiping and ignoring the customers.

As for the ambiance, I could see stuff on the floor that had not been picked up, and the place just looked untidy generally. I went with a chestnut crepe despite my misgivings. I expected to see a new crepe being born, but no, the counter guy just pulled a pre-made one from a bin and slapped some chestnut paste on it. A couple of flips with a very dirty knife and it was tossed into a paper bag and handed to me with a grunt.

As for flavor, I used to live in Paris so I knew this crepe wasn't going to compare, but they managed to fall short of my already diminished expectations. I got a cold crepe with a tasteless gooey paste on parts of it. I left feeling very ripped off.

They won't see me again.

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I acutally demanded a refund!!!
By lindarose of Vancouver (172 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 5:40pm [Dine in]

I was out on the town with my three year old, one year old and a four year old boy that I babysit during the day.

It was around noon and we hadn't had lunch yet, so I thought I would treat the older kids to a crepe (I am generally not a fan of fast food places like Tim Hortons or MacDonalds - I prefer to let the kids try different things).

I ordered a simple ham and cheese crepe. When ordering crepes at other places - I noticed that they make them fresh. Here, the crepes were premade - they just put in the fillings. I paid ($6.56 for ONE crepe) while I waited. After the crepe was folded, I asked the server to slice it in half so I could give one half to the three year old and one half to the four year old. I might as well asked him to fly me to the moon and back. He said, "we don't cut them" I explained that I had two small children and that they would not eat a whole one each. He asked the manager. The manager just repeated "we don't cut them".

I was stunned. I asked for a refund and told them they could keep their crepe if they couldn't perform a very basic service for a paying customer so two little kids could enjoy their lunch.

I will never return.

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What they gave in service, they took away in food
By foodiephil of Richmond (65 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, September 26, 2008 - 12:28pm [Dine in]

Many reviews on here complain of the service. I guess I was lucky at the take-out window - the fellow was chatty and pleasant.

However, I, too, got a premade crepe with some hazelnut slapped over top - folded and thrown in a bag. If you can't make fresh, why be in the food industry??

It certainly was not hot, and the worst part was it was pully/chewy/rubbery. I'm not talking in a tasty, nice, fresh way that most gluten products have, but in that "it was hot and now it's not" way. I am a big aficionado of quality crepes, and I've had heavenly experiences.

This was NOT one of them, and I was deeply offended by the food quality.

Have they no shame?

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Much better at night...
By cakone of Richmond (52 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, August 28, 2006 - 12:45pm [Dine in]

My boyfriend decided he wanted a Crepe on a Sunday morning, so off to Cafe Crepe we went. We had first spotted this place on a Friday evening after dinner in Yaletown while looking for a funky place to have a drink & people watch.

When we walked in, one of the servers promptly seated us. A short time later, another server took our drink & food order. She didn't seem very friendly at all, kind of like we were interrupting her. A bit disappointing to say the least.

Anyways, we both ordered the Cafe Crepe Breakfast (3 eggs, bacon or sausage & a choice of one of several crepes). I chose the Cinnamon & Sugar crepe, which was definitely lacking in flavour (gimme more sugar dangit!). My boyfriend ordered the Maple Syrup crepe which he loved.

We would go back to see how the other crepes measure up. We will also be back in the evening for some drinks on their sidewalk patio. Great for people watching!

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Worst service ever experienced
By krafte72 of Seattle, WA (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, September 15, 2008 - 9:38pm [Dine in]

My wife and I stumbled into this creperie on a trip to Vancouver. We found the food good, but the service and ambiance astonishingly bad.

Although the restaurant was not busy at all, after being seated, it took them 20 minutes to bring us a menu. Then it took them another 20 minutes to take our order. 20 minutes later the food came - which we ate in five minutes and would have taken me five minutes to prepare myself. 20 minutes later they brought the bill. After waiting 15 to 20 minutes for them to take our credit card, I went to the front counter and angrily demanded they run our card. I told them forcefully we had to leave and if they wanted money that had to act fast. Everyone acted like a it was the first time they had ever seen a credit card, and they asked me to wait there at the counter. Another 10 minutes went by while they milled around looking confused. Finally the ran the card.

In addition to the terrible service the staff shattered the ambiance by different types of yelling. The cooks would yell at one another. And an older woman who we guessed was a co-manager or owner literally wondered around shrieking inexplicably.

Part of our order were sandwiches to go. Needless to say, when we opened the sandwiches on the trip back to Seattle, they were not what we had ordered. MEAT SANDWICHES no less - and we are vegetarians. I wanted to bounce the sandwiches off the managers bald head.

Our worst experience ever. We cannot comprehend how they stay in business.

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Decent food but service needs improvement
By Eatingout of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 1:17am [Dine in]

The food at the Cafe Crepe is decent but I will think twice about going again because I think it is a serious waste of my time. The trick that I see two couples did is to order at the walk-by window and they bring the crepes in the restaurant and sit down to eat them. I guess they have been there before and figure that it is otherwise not worth the wait. I was there on a Sunday afternoon at 2 PM, was seated promtely but waited 5 mins for the menu, then another 5 to 7 mins before someone took my order. Then 15 mins after ordering and asking the witress where was my food, the crepe finally made it to my table. Plates were collected quickly after I finished the food but the bill did not come for another 5 mins because I cannot get someone's attention. I ended up not tipping much because no one stopped by to collect my money and to give me change so I ended up having to count all the cash I have to make the amount for the bill. So, definitely not a good choice if you want a quick bite.

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Yummy snack
By Emileigh of Point Grey, Vancouver (26 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 2:39am [Dine in]

Cafe Crepe is a great place to grab a snack and coffee before seeing a movie or catching a bus.
They offer all types of crepes, both sweet and savory. The staff is friendly and any crepe you order will be served piping hot and fresh in under 10 minutes.

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Don't order the Savory Crepes!
By grnbastard of South Van (17 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 18, 2007 - 10:30pm [Dine in]

Today was the second time I set food in this establishment and I recall the first time being lousy - especially the SERVICE! Had to come here because my buddy wanted to try a crepe and all I have to say is that the chicken, mayo, swiss cheese crepe sucks! I get the feeling this place has a high turnover rate for staff as it was our server's first day and he didn't know anything! Just like the first time, we had to wait a while for someone to at least acknowledge us at the door while waiting to be seated. The hostess had a nasty scowl on her face when she greeted us and asked for how many. It was all coming back to me now....why I will never set foot in this place again. I would consider the ambience ok since they serve alcohol and the place is dim with leather booths. Will never come here again.

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Soggy Crepes
By Kusano of Richmond (13 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, August 13, 2006 - 4:53pm [Dine in]

We were roaming downtown on a glorious shop-aholic afternoon and remebered that we hadn't stopped for breakfast yet so we decided to grab some quick breakfast crepes.

Inside of the cafe is very artsy with dark/bold coloured walls and some great collections of old print ads. I guess it could be romantic? Haha I'm not sure.

The selections were promising - many types of both sweet and savoury crepes. I had a breakfast egg, mushroom and cheese crepe which sounds scrumptious in print. But when I got it, the crepe was all soggy and dripping out the bottom! I don't know if that just happens when you work with mushrooms because I know mushrooms tend to get really juicy when they're cooked...still, it was dripping EVERYWHERE! By the time I got to the halfway mark, the crepe was a veritable mush.

Might have better luck with the sweet crepes that have less filling?

Definitely not the type of food that I would specifically make the trip to get. For me, it's more of a if-you-happen-to-be-walking-by kind of place. Even for quick snakcs, there are tons of other options in the area

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Weekend brunch favourite
By aStormyPetrel of West End, Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 29, 2013 - 9:07am [Dine in]

I'm sad to see that this place has a 2 star review right now. It's a great place to go for a bite to eat, and while it's not a fine dining experience by any means, it's all sorts of comfortable, happy, and relaxed. I've never had a bad food experience from this restaurant, and my partner and I have gone there every other weekend for almost a year. Our favourite things on the menu are: The caffe latte - it's divine and fluffly - made with care. The Ultimate Chicken Burger - always really juicy and delicious chicken served with nice crisp and perfectly salted fries. Their paninis are perfectly grilled and the proportions are nice. My favourite soup of theirs is the ginger carrot. My favourite savory crepe is the Prosciutto with brie, egg, tomato, and basil. Nutella banana is my partner's favourite sweet crepe. You should go. I sincerely think you'd enjoy it.

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Not been welcomed
By alex superman of Vancouver (downtown) (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, December 31, 2012 - 2:00am [Dine in]

I drove to DT with my wife to have some nice walk in the cold weather with a beautiful lights of robson st,
So we decided to have a snack before we take out walk, we stopped at this location exactly, we waited in the line and there was nobody only us, the waitresses were passing by near us dont even looking at us or even say hi i will be with you in a sec same as other resturant, we were ignored totally as if we were not there, we walked out after waiting for 10-15mins, that was the 1st and last time i would go to this unprofessional cafe.
I don't recommend any one to go there, bcuz they dont have any CSR.

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Yummy creeps
By Iluvvancouver of Burnaby , east hastings rd (3 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, March 13, 2012 - 9:01pm [Dine in]

We were craving a late night snack so we went to cafe crepe. They are open late which is great and are right on robon- super convenient! The server was fast, efficient and friendly! They have so many great fillings for the creeps too. Sweet and savory! I noticed they also have well priced breakfast ...will have to go back and try out their omelettes!

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Take out, or dine in? that is the question.
By mysh of Richmond (1 Review)
Submitted Sunday, July 5, 2009 - 1:17am [Dine in]

I go to school downtown and sometimes I pass by Cafe Crepe before heading to my class, and pick up a panini to go, and I find that taking out food from Cafe Crepe is the best way to go because it won't take as long as other people say about their service. I've dinned in a few times, and I must say the dine in experience isn't too bad during the day, but in the evening, dang, not soo good, but after all, the fun begins in the evening! The layout of the lounge is cute, but a tad dark for my taste. The food takes quite awhile to come, so be prepared to complain if you're not the kind of person that wants their food pronto! The crepes are heavenly, I must say =) The price of the food is quite decent, depending on what you order. I went to Cafe Crepe recently with two of my friends on Canada day, and one of my friends ordered the beef burger (incl. fries) and the price was an amazing 6 something dollars! not bad at all =) That's all I have to say for now! this is not the end of me! I'll let you know if Cafe Crepe is worth going to!

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Go for the drinks
By nmf604 of Vancouver (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, June 30, 2009 - 3:07pm [Dine in]

I've been to Cafe Crepe a few times. I never actually intended to go for crepes, but for the relatively cheap drinks.

Both times I went on a Tuesday evening with a friend and even though it was busy inside, the servers were pleasant and quick to seat us.

We ended up sharing a nutella and banana crepe with vanilla ice cream. Mmmmm.

It does get loud inside, but if you're going for drinks, well, the noise doesn't matter after a while...

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Not good + PRICY
By FoodKING of Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 6:27pm [Dine in]

Ive been to cafe crepe twice and both times it wasnt that good.
ITS DEFINATLY not worth the money.
it isnt good both times ive went
i only went there a second time was because i was craving for a snacky kind of dessert. and decided to try ONCE more... but never again would i go AGAIN !

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