Tuesday, February 7, 2012

La Crepe Fraiche

La Crepe Fraiche is a small cafe offering everything from crepes, to cupcakes, to frozen yogurt.

After reading posts from CAB Cooks and Pink Candles of Ridgemont High, I’ve been wanting to check it out for myself.

The mish mash of offerings was a little confusing, but we decided to stick to the crepes.

Fraise Chantilly (Strawberry coulis, fresh strawberries and Chantilly)

This sounded really delicious. The strawberries were  sweetened and a lovely red. I wish the chantilly was presented better rather than just a blob on the plate. The crepe itself was a little too moist and soggy. I would have preferred it to be crispier.

Chorizo (Spicy Chorizo sausage, eggs, sauteed and green onions, cheese)

I enjoyed the spicy chorizo sausage but I wasn’t fond of the crepe texture.

I couldn’t resist getting a few cupcakes. I got a chocolate, almond, passion fruit, and hazelnut.

The buttercream frostings were very fresh and needed to be kept in the fridge or else they melt. I found the buttercreams to be light and tasty. Unfortunately, I didn’t feel the same about the cupcakes. All the cupcakes had the same white cake base. The cake base had an artificial taste I didn’t like. It also had texture that made it very hard to eat without a fork.

The inside of the cupcakes were too wet and crumbly. I know eating cupcakes with a fork has been popularized by Sprinkles and FN’s Cupcake Wars, but I think a cupcake should be able to be eaten without utensils.

Some of the cupcakes only had the flavor in the frosting, like the “chocolate” which was actually a white cupcake with chocolate buttercream. My favorite of the bunch was the passionfruit because there was passionfruit flavor in the cake batter and frosting.

We also ordered a fresh squeezed strawberry lemonade. FH was underwhelmed by this drink. He thought it tasted too watered down.

Overall, we were disappointed with our meal. Perhaps it was an off-experience as I’ve read good things from other blogs.

La Crepe Fraiche
9430 Scranton Road suite 107
San Diego CA, 92121
858-550-4000
http://www.lacrepefraiche.com/
La Crêpe Fraîche on Urbanspoon

 

6 Responses to “La Crepe Fraiche”

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    Katie — February 7, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    That’s a shame. It sounds like a great idea, but lacking attention to detail. Those crepes barely looked cooked

    • Kirbie replied: — February 7th, 2012 @ 9:31 am

      Yeah, I don’t know if maybe the chef was off that day or what. The crepes were definitely pale and “eggy” tasting.

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    caninecologne — February 7, 2012 @ 4:19 pm

    Bummer about the crepe texture and the cupcakes (I like the passionfruit one too). Mary also blogged this place and liked it. Looks like they upgrades their plates that they serve the crepes on. It was ugly styrofoam the first time I went.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 8th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      Yeah I’m wondering if mine was just an off-experience. The crepes werent crispy at all.

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    Carol — February 8, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

    Aw, that’s a bummer the food wasn’t good on your visit. I like the strawberry and passionfruit cupcakes. The rest of them were okay. I did find that the cupcakes were extremely hard to eat without a fork, too.

    • Kirbie replied: — February 9th, 2012 @ 9:23 am

      I didn’t get to try the strawberry but I did enjoy the passionfruit. It was the only thing I really liked though. I’m wondering if maybe the usual chef wasn’t around because the crepes were quite sad.

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