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Mr. Crêpe: good crepes and great waffles

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Mr. Crêpe: good crepes and great waffles

DavisSquare | Jan 13, 2007 06:38 PM

They've just started serving crepes in a very bright cafe-like atmosphere. They are doing pretty well but still have some just-opened problems to sort out.

The place was packed last night (Friday) with a mix of families, couples and groups out for a quick bite, perhaps before a movie, and cafe-types (there was a Spanish lesson going on at the table next to us). Lots of small kids, and it's a great place for them since it's very bright and loud to begin with so they won't disturb anyone. In addition, the less adventurous crepes are toddler friendly.

Two dinner crepes (plus a cheese crepe for the small one) were quite good but a little less than filling. In the future, I think I'll be adding an egg and some spinach to bulk up my crepe. A dessert crepe was overcooked to the point of crunchiness, which is too bad, but I suspect they will fix that as they get more experience.

The high point of the evening was the waffle. It's not your typical "Belgian waffle" which is made to take syrup or fruit topping, but rather a gaufre de Liège (http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Li... ) made to be eaten plain as finger-food. While Mr. Crêpe's version isn't the best I've ever had, it is right up there. If you're craving real Belgian waffles, this is the place. Yum. And I suspect it will only improve with time. Total for a light dinner for three people was about $25.

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