Better late than never is a great saying when you are talking about trying out La Crêperie Voilà! Tucked into a little space in the downtown Convention Center they have been open for more than two years but last Monday was my first visit. Since I no longer work downtown, and haven’t for many years, it’s sometimes hard to get to these little places.
La Crêperie serves both savory and sweet crêpes as well as a few other items such as soups and ice cream. They also list sweet crêpes flambé on their menu.
When I arrived on Monday it was shortly before 1:00 pm and there was quite a crowd. Come to find out most people there were friends/relatives of the owner who had just gotten married over the weekend. I discovered this when a man in the crowd asked me if I was with the paper when he saw me taking photos. Once I finally admitted what I was doing he told me he was the owner and explained who the people were. I think he was worried as I did have to wait a few minutes for my crepe once I had ordered but I actually thought that for the number of people in front of me service was very quick!
I really liked the two woman working the counter and making the crêpes, too. Friendly, professional and very economical in their movements so that the line did move quickly.
I ordered a prosciutto, Emmental, and spinach crêpe. It also included an herbed butter spread over the crêpe before the other ingredients were added and a bit of bechemal sauce – but not too much which was nice.
The classic combination was great! And I really liked that they didn’t overstuff the crêpe. Even so I thought it was filling and a great value at $5.25.
I like this little place and wish I worked closer so that I could make it a more frequent stop. However, they are open until at least 8:00 and sometimes later – it might be just the thing to grab before a movie some night.
La Crêperie Voilà
707 Pike St. Kiosk #1 (Convention Center)