We has lunch at The Crepery our first day in Fairbanks. The restaurant has great reviews online, and it’s easy to see why. The crepes are really awesome. They are also unlike any crepes I’ve had before.
The Crepery was started by a European couple who visited Fairbanks and decided to settle there. It serves savory and dessert crepes, as well as different types of coffee drinks. The space is rather small, but we were able to grab a couple of tables which the owner was very kind to put together. The crepes, however, are toasted and folded into triangles, so that you can actually hold them and eat them without having to use silverware.
I got the prosciutto and blue fig crepe and it was extremely delicious. I might have enjoyed a little bit more fig to add additional sweetness, but that’s a minor issue. I loved every single bite. I thought, at first, that the crepe would not be large enough to satisfy my hunger – not really a problem given that they also serve dessert crepes – but I was actually pretty full at the end, though to be fair I did end up eating some of Camila’s crepe as well.
Camila got the ham & cheese crepe. I thought it was delicious, I don’t know where they source their ingredients in Alaska, but they certainly do a great job. Camila, however, felt it had too much diced ham and, indeed, it was a generous serving. She did take much of it out and enjoyed her cheese crepe.
Mika had the tomato basil crepe. She’s been into caprese lately and this crepe really hit the spot, she thought it was delicious. Mike had similar feelings about his smoked salmon crepe.
At the end we were so full that we didn’t actually try any of the sweet crepes, and while we meant to go back, we never did. We should have.
535 2nd Ave
M-F 7 AM – 7 PM, Sa 9 AM – 6 PM, Su 11 Am – 5 PM
(I started writing this review back in August, 2014, when I visited the restaurant).
It’s hard to believe that this cute, little cafe is located in a strip mall near office parks in Fremont. You definitely forget about that once you are inside, relaxing in the air conditioning on your stylish banquette. I went there with my daughter after a visit to Kaiser, across the street, and had a wonderful time.
While Petit Cafe serves sandwiches, the focus of their menu is on crepes and they have a wider variety of them than I have seen anywhere else. Mika and I decided to split both a savory and a dessert one, a combination I’d suggest for anyone dining with a partner. The only problem is that we got the dessert crepe before the savory one – and we had to wait for a long time for both. Don’t come here if you’re already starving.
We had the mozarella, mushroom and avocado crepe, which comes with a side (we chose pasta) and drizzled pesto sauce. It was excellent. I had been doubtful about whether mushrooms and avocado would work together, but they did wonderfully – though it was the magnificent pesto sauce which really brought them together. Mika loved it as well.
We had the La La Lo Lo crepe for dessert. These are actually several mini-crepes, stack together and filled with strawberries, bananas and chocolate sauce, and served with a side of vanilla ice cream. It was also divine. The chocolate was real chocolate, not nutella (which, in the US, is mostly palm oil) and the flavors combined beautifully.
Most crepes, both sweet and savory, are $8.
We also split a strawberry blitz smoothy ($4.50, I believe), which we both liked.
Service was good, though as I mentioned, slow, though I won’t fault the kitchen for not making the crepes in advance and then reheating them. In all, I’m looking forward to going bakc to Kaiser just to have an excuse to go back.
Frodo Joe’s Petit Cafe
39286 Paseo Padre Pkwy (b/t Capitol Ave & Walnut Ave)
T-Sa 9 AM – 9 PM
Su-M 9 AM – 4 PM