What I like about Bon Crepe is that their crepes are freshly made. Before I discovered this store, I went to Cafe Crepe on Robson and I felt like it was such a ripoff because they just took a premade crepe and put it on the stove. It was also really expensive, around $8-9 for the dessert crepe I had ordered. In comparison, all of Bon Crepe's crepes are $5 or under, that is unless you add ice cream for $1. You can take a look at Bon Crepe's menu online, and it also lists the prices as well!
It was raining so I didn't stand outside. Otherwise I could've gotten a nice picture of the crepe being freshly made! Bon Crepe is Japanese-run. Well, actually, it's always managed by this man, who is Japanese. Every time I go it's always him running the store!
I got #45 strawberry cheesecake whip topping ($4.72). This is made with fresh homemade cheesecake, strawberry jam, strawberry pieces, and whipped cream. It was my first time ordering a cheesecake variety from here, and it was very good! The chunk of cheesecake is Japanese-style and very spongy and it had just enough cheese flavour so that it could still be tasted despite the strawberry jam.
The sweetness of the whole thing was just right (for me anyway) because the whipped topping helped reduce the sweetness in the jam. I absolutely love the crepe itself. The sign in front of the store says that their crepes feature their "original 'MOCHI MOCHI' texture", and I think that is really the best way to describe it. It's definitely not crispy, but rather kind of chewy and springy -- like mochi (Japanese rice cakes). I think I will use this as a descriptor from now on because it's definitely a unique texture that's hard to describe.
Not even considering the price, I think the crepe itself is very good. It definitely reminds me of the one I had in Japan because both crepes had similar textures. However, I have to say that the one in Tokyo was much prettier:
|Crepe from Momi & Toy's in Tokyo|
I like how they squeezed the whipped topping around the top too! It makes for a much prettier crepe. They also used a star tip to squeeze it. In comparison, Bon Crepe only squeezes a T shape on the crepe, which makes it not as beautiful.
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I remember when I ate it I did make a brief comparison of this one versus Bon Crepe's, and I think they were pretty similar! This was at a crepe stand called Momi & Toy's at the end of Takeshita Street in Harajuku. Their menu is displayed on a vending machine, so you can check it out in the picture above if you can read Japanese.