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Published April 14th 2017
It was with anticipation I ventured to Love Crepe, a creperie and gelataria in Pyrmont, to try their newest crepe – the Pink Nutella crepe. Yes pink and my sweet tooth wasn't disappointed. The launch on Good Friday was better than good, it was divine.
Consisting of Pink 'Nutella' strawberry praline, crushed Oreos, regular Nutella, strawberries, gelato and Persian fairy floss, it comes in a unique Greek-style pancake made from a family recipe handed down to the sons and founders of this slice of heaven, Nick and Michael Kondilis.
The delicious fillings come wrapped cone-shaped for eating hand-held, with generous amounts that leave you full and content. The standout ingredient for me was the strawberry praline which took my senses to a new high. Unfortunately, it wasn't for sale separately but owner Michael advised they will be packaging it for sale at a new shop opening in Drummoyne come September. Well you know where I will be headed then.
The Pink Nutella crepe will be a permanent fixture on the menu amongst other sweet and savoury crepes, in-house made gelato and delicious shakes, whilst a temporary Easter treat you can enjoy over the long weekend is the Hot Cross Bun Ice Cream Sandwich. Hubby got to taste the latter with its creamy cinnamon gelato and gave his tick of approval. The bun from Pioik Bakery was light and fluffy, containing currants and apple pieces.
Having only opened in late October 2016, this business of sweet dreams is one of success. By the time we had eaten, the place was packed. Prices for crepes start at $7 and include everything from peanut butter in the 'Harry' to white chocolate, apples and crumble in the 'Mila'. The new Pink Nutella Love crepe is top of the range at $16 and the Easter treat hubby had is $7.50. You can even 'make your own' crepe, choosing a base spread, along with fruit and toppings. Adding a scoop of gelato turns a sweet crepe into a love crepe. For savoury crepes, choose your cheese, meats and/or a range of vegetarian fillings.
Gelato comes scooped in cups as well as 500ml and 1ltr tubs with flavours such as strawberry cheesecake, tiramisu and banana with white chocolate. The gelato mini sticks are perfect for the kids. We bought a tub of the mango sorbetto to take away. Delicious was the verdict after trying it at home. The shakes have some interesting flavours too with a Salted Pistachio being a favourite.
The decor is slick looking in tones of grey and white with pink neon symbols of what they sell. Indoor seating is on stools at benches, whilst outdoors, tables and chairs can be found. We found it all very neat and clean.