Cafe Crepe is a European cafe style that serves crepes, hot dogs, and baguette sandwiches.
I was at UBC to buy a few books and I saw the new CC had opened. Man, UBC has improved since I went there in the late 90's! I have been to other CC locations so I was ready for a fiesta on my tongue.
I had a tuna and mayo crepe, and a cafe Americano. The crepe was a tiny bit overcooked, but the filling portion was generous, and the Illy coffee was great. My wife had a latte, which she reports was a solid 6/10.
The downside was the service. The server was either inexperienced or inattentive, but either way, not very competent. I had to ask another server for assistance, since the crepe was cooling and I needed the dijon.
The ambience is much like the other locations, and is really nice for a crepe joint. This is the sort of place that begs you to linger. The crepes are not like in France, but then nobody really expects that. Still, it is a nice change from Mcfood, and the price is right.
Unlike many of the places that students are used to, Cafe Crepe has great value for the hard-earned dollar. The food was excellent, flavourful and generous portions. Although they specialize in crepes, they have a varied menu to suit all tastes. As someone who doesn't usually have time for real breakfast, I sampled the denver omelette and was very impressed. My friend had the grilled chicken panini sandwich. Both were priced right for a campus restaurant. The service wasn't fantastic, it seemed that we had a different server every time he/she returned, but they were friendly and fast. The ambience was very nice, airy and chic in sort of their Parisian theme. Overall, great campus dining experience.
Ok cafe Crepe...seriously, service is horrible, but that's because there was only one server on for a busy sunday brunch. Where is the management? where is the support. it seemed the poor girl was running as fast as she could and would've given us great service if she had half of the restaurant instead of the full.
For this sunday, it was a Busy brunch, almost all tables were full. Our food came out well made but was really late and although the server apologized and refilled coffee promptly and repeatedly, you can't help but feel bad for this server, and disgusted at her manager/owner!
Poorly run restaurant no wonder it closed down!
I visited Cafe Crepe for lunch for the first time this week (previous visits were for coffee/crepes only). Overall a nice eatery with good atmosphere. The major problem here was, believe it or not, a sandwich shortage. The primary lunch offering here, a selection of French Baguette sandwiches, were practially all sold out. I was forced to switch my order to a panini sandwich, which was tasty but was not what I wanted from the menu.
Note to Cafe Crepe: Time to rethink your kitchen logistics. You're running out of food!