As a lover of the arts and travel, I’ve always dreamed of studying abroad or traveling across Europe. Sure, NYC is beautiful; the aesthetic beauty found in everything – literally everything – is exactly what I’ve been yearning for while living in the city that never sleeps. But I still want to experience and absorb the beauties found in European architecture and, of course, the traditional European cuisine. Because I haven’t had the opportunity to go abroad to Europe, I’ve been satisfying my cravings for anything European through the restaurants and cafés within my city. Having said that, I recently had the pleasure of enjoying crepes, a type of French dessert, at the Crepe Café in 14th street.
This petite café features charming interior designs spread across the walls, and baskets full of fresh fruits and vegetables line the counter to show that they serve their customers only the freshest ingredients. With four different categories of crepes and an infinite number of drinks, Crepe Café offers some variety while still focusing on its main item–crepes. Bo, one of my co-interns, and I each started off with a drink. She decided on the Sunny Day smoothie, an iced blended drink with fresh orange, mango, and banana, and I ordered the almond bubble milk tea with pearl tapioca. Both of our drinks were made fresh and on the spot. The smoothie was well-blended with a mix of sweet, sour, and tropical tastes, cool enough to fight off the summer heat, while the almond bubble tea was creamy and milky, with just the right amount of well-soaked pearl tapioca.
As for the crepes, Bo and I started with the chicken and mozzarella, one of the savory varieties. I was surprised by Crepe Café’s extremely hearty servings, with crepes much larger than those of many other New York creperies. The chicken and mozzarella crepe consisted of fresh spinach as well, adding an extra freshness to the already savory and cheesy dish. The combination of chewy chicken breast with the rich mozzarella cheese under a bed of thin crepe sheets had an addicting taste that kept both of us wanting more. We therefore followed this up with the Nutella fresh strawberry and banana crepe. The Nutella crepe was packed with fresh fruits and a heaping amount of Nutella spread across the crepe sheets. With the sour strawberries mixed in with sweet Nutella and bananas, this dessert crepe was the perfect finishing touch to our meal.
Crepe Café has such an extensive list of crepes and drinks that I’m already looking forward to going back to try some different combinations. With a firm emphasis on fresh ingredients, Crepe Café definitely offers the best for its customers. I’m confident that almost everyone will find something to suit their tastes at Crepe Café, particularly in light of the variety of the menu and sizable portions. Crepe Café is a great place to go for lunch or tea with your friends, especially after a long day of classes – its crepes and refreshing drinks should help you unwind from your stress.
Enjoy a free bubble tea or smoothie with a purchase of any crepe at Crepe Cafe using this coupon from the Campus Clipper!
Becky Kim, Queens College, Read my blog and follow me on Twitter
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