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Cafe Crepe

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

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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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A fun place, truly unique
By golfcart of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 4:22pm [Dine in]

I think Ive heard enough bashing on this restaraunt. We went down to the cafe crepe on a thursday night, it was a comfortable atmosphere, maybe a little loud but fun. As for the half naked women and old cigarette ads on the walls i probably wouldnt bring my kids there, but we found good service, some unique combinations of entrees and our desert (the nutella strawberry bannana was simply outstanding. Now I dont write review articles for a prestigious magazine or newspaper, but I say your all too picky and if you could relax, sit down and have a conversation instead of examining your pocketwatch, youll probably have a more enjoyable experience at any restaraunt. Overall I would say they've killed the french cafe atmosphere and the music if any louder would probably shatter glass, but my freinds and I had a great time down at the cafe crepe, and with food like that and $$12 pitchers of beer! I wouldnt have minded staying another hour. It was a fun time and Im sure we'll be back soon. Thank you cafe crepe.

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Great Service but poor food
By lololo of vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 2:22am [Dine in]

I stop in to cafe crepe proably about once a week now for about 4 months sometimes alone sometimes with friends, i always see the same server and the same barista but have noticed different managers and supervisors. my food is good at times but never the same one time is grees y the next on the burnt side then its great it always changes. and the staff almost looks like the hate eachother, my server is always very smiley and like to have a small chat with me and i go there because i enjoy seeing her. i dont reccomend the food but the service isnt bad and my server is allways a plesure to see.
her name i thiknk is ciare something like that anyways service is good

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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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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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Could there possibly be worst customer service? I think not.
By luckyduckluk of Vancouver (6 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, January 28, 2008 - 9:54pm [Dine in]

I used to really enjoying coming to Cafe Crepe, being a big fan of crepes! But in the past while, I find myself going there less and less due to the non-existent customer service.

I took a friend there today, and it took them 15 minutes to come by. Getting their attention is like a game...they seem to love standing at the corner chatting than glancing over at anyone. When we finally caught their attention and told them we were ready to order, they disappeared. YES, DISAPPEARED!

I vow never again to go there, and will happily spread the word.

Way to go Cafe Crepe management.

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The BURGER Surprise!
By fi-guy of Richmond (5 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, June 17, 2007 - 6:33pm [Dine in]

Yes, this is a review for a restaurant and what they do best: Great Crepe's.

First, a confession. I'm a glutton for culinary bliss. So bad as to not care much about the ambiance. It's definitely a factor but not a deal-breaker. As long as the place is clean and decent, I won't fuss.

FOOD: Sure. A crepe is a crepe. I really think they wanted to exceed that cliche when they opened their doors. The choices are quite extensive and elaborate. As an addition, their burgers are worth a mention. Upon ordering they tell you it will take 15-20 mins. It's made to order from a scratch prepped patty, and has always arrived juicy and flavourful. It wasn't a fluke: I expected and got the same quality all other times. Not $15, not $10, but $6.60(fries incl).

SERVICE: The over-staffed location assures constant, meaningful attention. And YES, they take reservations. I like a team that considers my young kids for the best possible seating without being coaxed.

AMBIANCE: The place is a bit dark for my taste and impresses one with a snug feel. Have a seat a get surprised. Washrooms are clean and tidy.

OVERALL: For meals or deserts on a decent budget, it's a NO-Brainer. Must be the best burgers in town(!). Downside? Well, parking in the weekdays are only a tad better than weekends. But rest assured, patience is deliciously rewarded.

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Very Disappointed :(
By EricaH of New Westminster (3 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, November 13, 2008 - 3:40pm [Dine in]

I decided to head over to Cafe Crepe on the spur of the moment. I have loved their crepes in the past! It was a few minutes before their stated opening time. I stood outside waiting for them to open, watching 3 employees walk in, as the time ticked past 8am (opening time) to 8:07am. I finally got let in at this time and then was ignored for the next 8-10 minutes as myself and another lady stood waiting for service. We just watched 4 of them stand in front of us getting ready for opening (after opening), without even a hello, or sorry for the wait! They could have at least started my order!! Finally, at almost 8:20am, someone took my order. When I finally got my crepe, I was further disappointed by the lack of toppings (I ordered a sugar and cinnamon crepe, and it barely had any sugar or cinnamon)!
After I got my crepe, I decided to speak to the manager and complain. She did say she was sorry, but proceded to give me an excuse (they were updating computers...could they have not done this BEFORE opening??) and that was pretty much all she gave me.
It was truely an all round disappointing experience. I don't think I will be going back to this location.

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Not as bad as its rumored to be
By Saffer_in_Ca of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:02pm [Dine in]

Well I've been really curious about Cafe Crepe since I first saw it when I was on holiday in Vancouver 2 years back but I never had a chance to try it.
Now that I'm back and working downtown, the temptation got too much for me so i popped down to Robson today to satisfy my curiousity and my stomach.
I ordered a Nutella and Strawberry crepe, it came to $7, 61. During my 20mins wait, i saw various crepes being made, their most popular one seemed to be the egg, cheese and ham crepe.
Their service really wastn't bad, several customers requested extra fillings and the crepe makers(?) happily obliged. One guy must've received about a pound of cheese and ham on his crepe.
My crepe wasn't bad either, they spread the Nutella on really thick and piled it with strawberries, yeah it got a bit soggy towards the end but that was probably because of the strawberries.
Next time I think i'll try something savory because the sweet crepe was just a little bit too sweet for me. Go for it if u like sweet things tho.

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Terrible Customer Service
By sofrustrated of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, October 23, 2006 - 10:29am [Dine in]

I just work a few doors down from the robson location and every time I walk by i feel like I should stop to get something. The first time I went to your restaurant I ordered a panini to go. While waiting patiently for it, I noticed your staff walking around looking confused. It took 10 minutes before someone even looked at my order and put the panini on the grill. Even though it was during a busy time of the day the restaurant itself was not busy. I overall waited 20 minutes for a panini to get grilled. Once I received the panini the staff did not even apologize for the time it took or even smiled. I have been hesitating ever since to go back but thought I would give it another chance. I went there today on my lunch break and ordered the same panini. I stood there for 5 minutes before someone put it on the grill and in the meantime was listening to the women making the crepes gossip about the rest of the staff. They were swearing and talking about sleeping with each other. It was like something out of a movie. They were rude to everyone they worked with and their customers. Overall this time I waited 15 minutes...an improvement...but when the women who again looked confused realized she had given my sandwich to someone eating in she passed it to me on a piece of wax paper (not wrapped) and no napkin. I had to ask for a bag and a napkin! No service with a smile and no apology for the rude behavior or time it took to heat up a panini or even for not offering to make me a fresh one. When I left and looked in the bag and picked up one half of the panini it was cold and not even cooked, still wet on the ends. The cheese wasn't even melted yet. I can't understand how hard it is to heat up a pre made panini. Overall I have nothing good to say about the restaurant and suggest to have higher standards when interviewing new people for this job. Maybe one day they will find the right person to heat up a panini and provide suitable customer service.

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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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Bad Customer Service ruins it all
By Haydee of Coquitlam (1 Review)
Submitted Monday, July 31, 2006 - 3:33pm [Dine in]

After a good dance exhibition at Robson Square last Friday, I went to Cafe Crepe for a treat, and the customer service was really bad. I requested to split one crepe in two, and I received a very nasty and cold response from the chef, arguing it was not possible because the crepe was going to fall apart if she would do so. I understood her point, but it was not what she said, it was how she said it. It was kind of disappointing to see how they are overwhelmed with all the orders, and not taking care of the customers. At the end, the spinach and feta cheese, was really dry and tasteless. Not worth it going back !

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