I chose to sit at the counter in the main room because I didn’t want to wait nor did I think it was fair for one person to take up a table when there so many groups and couples waiting. The best part about counter service was watching the cook making crepes on the griddle and boy, did she work hard! She was constantly in
motion as she poured the batter in a thin stream onto a round stove top griddle and then
used a wooden tool to spread the batter in an ever widening circle until it covered the
whole of the griddle. While those cooked, she was busy making thick sliced French toast,
eggs, etc. She could have used help but there wasn’t room for two in the small cooking
area and the waitresses were run off their feet anyway.
The menu wasn’t large - soups,
sandwiches, salads, omelets and of course, crepes. These are the star attraction and are made to order and priced according to the number of filling ingredients - usually between
$4.00 and $6.00. Choices include peppers, cheese, ham, onions, spinach, mushrooms,
asparagus, tomato sauce, etc. There are also dessert or fruit crepes including fresh
banana, strawberry, blueberry or raspberry. I had a delicious cheese and mushroom crepe
that was very filling and cost $3.85 (CDN) - definitely a bargain.
The restaurant is
licensed for alcohol but since the morning air was cool, I ordered a large cafe au lait. It
was served in a bowl so did double duty - my morning caffeine as well as a hand warmer.
The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Credit cards are not accepted
but they do accept automatic bank debit cards.
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Crepes are light and they don't skimp on the fillings - everything from veggies, cheese, and meats to fruit fillings and chocolate. Try chocolate, banana, and strawberry - my personal favorite.
Service can be a bit brusque and it can be crowded sometimes, mostly from locals, but if you make it here for your first breakfast, you'll be back before you leave!
From journal European Gem In Our Backyard
by Re Carroll
Abbotsford, British Columbia
August 17, 2002
From journal Quebec City - Tres Magnificent!
April 9, 2001
After entering a small glass vestibule, you enter the cozy breakfast/brunch wood bar area. The bar seats about 8, and there are 2-3 small tables. There is a small open kitchen behind glass where you can see them make the crepes up close, which is kind of neat. On the way out they even let me take a picture (stay tuned).
Next to the bar is a small dining room (where we sat) with a few nice wood booths with tapestry-like fabrics, tables, and restrooms.
The menu is limited (oriented to crepes), but sandwiches and salads are also available. They also have a large selection of desserts and hot drinks (coffees, fancy coffees, hot chocolate, etc). I had a crepe with egg, cheese, bacon, and asparagus, and it was great. My wife had a similar crepe, but with ham instead of bacon. The prices were very inexpensive at well under $10 CDN per person.
Casse Crepe Breton is about 8-10 blocks from the Chateau Frontenac (see other journal entry). However, it can be a rough walk, since the terrain is hilly and uneven, and covered with snow and ice during much of the year (including late March during our visit). It's worth finding, however.
From journal Quebec City