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