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Paris Crepes - Coolidge Corner

George | May 21, 2003 08:45 AM

Last night while walking around Coolidge Corner (where I stopped off at Trader Joe’s to finally buy a bottle of Charles Shaw for $2.99) I had an urge for a dessert. Tired of going to JP Licks, I decided to go into Paris Crepes on Harvard (next to Coolidge Corner Cinema). Let me start off by saying that I am in no way a crepe expert – but the few times I have eaten crepes they were very light and soft. There is an art of crepe making – it’s not like making a Belgian waffle, for example. The crepe I had at Paris Crepes was so horrible – thick and hard – that I thought I was eating a tortilla instead of a crepe. I should have sensed something was up as I watched the 20 year old girl make it – dumping the batter in and then talking on the phone. I had 3 bites and walked out. Since this place is always crowded when I walk by, I am facing 2 possibilities:

1. People in Boston have no idea what a crepe is supposed to taste like and thus think this is acceptable.
2. I caught the place on a bad night.

Any thoughts? As I rode the T home I kicked myself for not trying out Athan’s Bakery in Washington Square instead…….

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