Marion Crepes is currently in San Diego at the Mitsuwa marketplace. They will be there until April 27.
Marion Crepes, which is from Japan, sets up a booth inside various Mitsuwa locations a few times a year. The make harajuku-style crepes, which are very popular in Japan. The thin crepes use a rice flour, giving them a slightly chewy texture. They are filled with fruits, ice cream, whipped cream, etc and eaten like an ice cream cone.
I’ve had harajuku-style crepes a few times. My favorite place to get them is at Harajuku Crepe in Los Angeles. Angels & Hearts in San Diego also makes them but I’m not fond of the texture or the very small amount of filling.
We actually had Marion Crepes when they were at the Costa Mesa Mitsuwa last year. I didn’t have a great experience because instead of making the crepes fresh, they were just taking out pre-made frozen ones. However, I noticed this time that they were making them on the spot, so we decided to try again.
The menu contains about 18 different options, including a few savory ones. I noticed some are labeled “warm” and so I decided to order one of those to ensure a freshly made warm crepe.
The line was quite long, but luckily the crepes cook quite quickly. We didn’t have to wait too long.
Chocolate Banana Crepe
We chose a warm chocolate banana crepe. The crepe was warm, crispy around the edges, and thin with a slight chew on the inside. There was a good amount of banana and chocolate filling. We enjoyed this crepe much more than our first experience with Marion. I still think Harajuku Crepe in LA store makes the best harajuku crepes I’ve experienced, but Marion’s was a decent version and better than Angels & Hearts in my opinion.
As I mentioned above, they will be in San Diego until April 27th, so hurry if you want to try it. They are set up in a booth right inside the entrance of Mitsuwa.
(inside Mitsuwa Marketplace)
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111