Angels & Hearts is a new dessert place that serves Harajuku-style crepes, a popular item in Japan. I noticed Angels & Hearts when I first visited Raki Raki because the two stores are actually connected, but the neon pink sign didn’t really appeal to me. Also, I don’t particularly care for dessert crepes. But after learning that these were Harajuku-style crepes, I was much more interested in trying it out.
Harajuku-style dessert crepes are wrapped up in a cone and filled with fresh fruit, ice cream and other sweets. There are also savory versions as well.
At Angels & Hearts, you start with a base crepe ($3), then you can choose from various fruits, ice cream, and sauces, with each topping being an additional cost. The final total is around $5.
We chose strawberries, vanilla ice cream and mango sauce.
It was pretty fun to watch the crepes being made. Despite the crowd, we didn’t have to wait too long.
Even though we watched the crepe come off hot from the grill, I was surprised that the crepe wasn’t even warm when it was handed to us. As the ice cream melted, it made the crepe even colder. The very thin parts of the outside of the crepe were a little crispy, the rest was slightly chewy. The crepe also automatically comes with whipped cream (kind of wish there was less of that and more ice cream) and a crunchy chocolate cookie stick which I really enjoyed and when eaten with the crepe, it gives the feeling that the crepe is crunchier than it is.
The creperie only has a few small tables, so most people grab theirs and go. We opted to do the same. While we walked to our car (no space in the parking lot from hell), I kept hearing DH making chewing noises but when I glanced over he would look back at me innocently. Finally on the third attempt, I caught him mid-act trying to eat all the ice cream in the middle. Gah! He hadn’t wanted his own crepe, but then ended up eating most of our shared one.
This was my first experience with Harajuku crepes, but I don’t think it was a great rendition of it. When I looked online, the photos I found showed crepes full of toppings, whereas ours barely had any inside. I saw a lot more variety in crepe flavors as well as toppings which weren’t offered on this menu. I also came across some sites which state that the batter is made with mochi flour. I don’t know if this is always the case or if it is just one variation, but I didn’t taste glutinous rice flour in this crepe.
Overall, I was disappointed with the crepe and found it to be a little pricey for what we were given. DH enjoyed it more than me but also felt it was just “okay” and not worth the price.
Angels & Hearts
4646 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111