Breakfast & Crepes @ Doux Crepes

A while back, I got a $25 group buy certificate to Doux Crepes in Yaletown.  It's actually a bit of a walk from the Yaletown skytrain station, but it was a pretty nice morning.  Mel and I spotted a lot of dogs on the way there!

On weekend mornings, they offer only their savoury crêpes from brunch menu (which varies slightly weekly) and sweet  crêpe s from 10am to 3pm.  Other crêpes on their regular savoury menu were not available during those times.  An interesting savoury crêpe that we wondered about was the szechuan peking duck crêpe -- not only was this our first time hearing about a crêpe such as this at a crêperie, but Sichuan and Beijing are totally different places in China with different cuisines.

Anyway, I was in the mood for some ham, so I got the French crêpe with cheese, honey ham, fried eggs, and dijon mayo ($8) from the brunch menu.  I didn't really taste the dijon mayo much, but the crêpe was soft with a bit of chewiness to it, which I liked.  Since the honey ham was actually quite sweet, it was both salty and sweet at the same time.  This was my first time having a savoury crepe on a plate (I have had ones wrapped in cones, Japanese style), and I liked it -- especially loaded with ketchup.

Mel also enjoyed her Californian crêpe with cheese, turkey, bacon, avocado, fried eggs, and ranch ($8.40).  I wasn't paying attention that much, but I feel like it didn't have that much bacon.  It had a reasonable amount of avocado, which I love.

I also got a matcha latte, which I didn't like at all.  Seriously, I think I've been spoiled by the afternoon matcha lattes from Sajin's Green Tea Cafe (where it's insanely cheap, too).  I'm not really as knowledgeable on lattes as Doro, but I could tell this foam was not good.  The bubbles were huge and it was just awful.  I wonder (not really curious, but just saying) how other non-tea lattes would pan out.

The prices are actually quite reasonable for brunch (even more reasonable with the groupon), seeing as crêpes are less than $9.  Most brunch places in downtown (eg// Twisted Fork, Cafe Medina) are at least $12, though I admit those ones are actually way more filling and delicious.  Actually, as I'm writing this little summary I wanted to bump it down from 4 to 3 because I was thinking about how Medina's fricasse actually has a lot of meat and that costs more.  But then that's twice the price.  Also, Doux Crepes is not as central, but it's at a pretty walkable distance.  Oh, and stay away from the matcha latte!

Doux Crêpes
1371 Richards St
Vancouver, BC
(604) 683-8890
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Those eggs look lovely :D
And Sajin's is on my wishlist! But it's so out of the way for me now... no chance to try it out.

It was so cute! like little eggs peeping out from underneath the crepe! Darnit! I wish it was open on weekends! We could go tomorrow too!

Are you saying they made you a matcha cappuccino instead? Half foam?

@Vincent: Dunno! I'm not very knowledgeable about different coffees since I don't drink it.... The foam was pretty bad anyway though.

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