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Published September 9th 2012
A little piece of Paris in Claremont
Have you ever tried a crepe? Similar to pancakes, crepes are very popular and can be eaten at almost any time, as a meal or a snack. Crepes are very thin pancakes and are served with either a sweet or a savoury filling and often accompanied by fresh cream or ice cream. Crepes originated in Brittany, North Western France but have become synonymous with Paris.
A friend of mine organised a girls get-together a short while ago at a lovely café in Claremont called Crepe Cherie and we sampled some of the most delicious crepes I have ever tasted. Walking in, we quickly found a table and began pouring over the menu. Then the hard bit began, trying to choose one of the delicious crepes from the list.
The menu offers lots of choices, plenty of savoury and sweet crepes plus a couple of other food options including croissants, salads, various desserts and pastries and an assortment of hot and cold drinks.
Choosing from the menu, our orders were taken and delivered quite quickly along with our assorted coffees and milkshakes. I tried the 'Celine' which consisted of fresh strawberries, jam, sugar and fresh cream and it was absolutely delicious.
Other people at our table chose various crepes including 'Etienne' (Ham and cheese crepe with a soft cooked egg), 'Brigitte' (Pears and chocolate fudge) and 'Pascal' (Ham or Mushroom and cheese omelette) and apparently they were all extremely tasty.
The crepes were all delicious, fluffy and light but slightly crisp and came with plenty of filling. The sweet crepes were $12.00 each and savoury crepes were $13.50 each, which was quite reasonable.
There is also a children's menu at Crepe Cherie that is quite different to the usual children's menus most places have. Offering a Kids Crepe Combo for just $10.50 your child can have a crepe with a choice of several different fillings and a drink. The café is pretty kid friendly and they have books and toys available to keep your little ones amused.
Entering Crepe Cherie is like stepping into a traditional French café, with authentic Parisian décor and the delightful smells of rich coffee and freshly made crepes. There is French music playing softly in the background and it all adds to the atmosphere. There is plenty of seating inside or there is a small alfresco area out the back, nice and quiet, just right for the warmer weather. All the waitresses were lovely, very friendly and spoke French and the service was excellent.
So, whether it's for breakfast, lunch, morning tea or anything in-between, I definitely recommend Crepe Cherie, for the best crepes, French pastries and coffee around. Give them a try, you'll be glad you did.