If you enjoy crêpes, this place is a winner. Menu items include a variety of sweet and savoury French Crêpes, Chocolate Mousse, Gâteau Basque and more. We were on our way to a different restaurant when we saw the sign for crêpes. That required an immediate change of plans. We headed directly to 40 Mill St. West and found a table, covered with a bright yellow and blue Provençal print tablecloth. Gene chose a savoury crêpe while I ordered the chef’s sweet special (as opposed to the chef’s savoury special.) Mine was loaded with fresh fruit dotted with chocolate mousse.
While waiting for our order, we noticed photographs hanging along the full extent of the wall. We had just finished eating when the photographer came in to take down a picture he had sold, which was hanging beside our table. He was a chatty, retired Scotsman who had taken up photography at 60. Full of information, he told us that local artists display their artwork for a month at a time. The Crêperie had been open for a year and a half and when other restaurants were quiet, he said, the Café was always busy. It’s closed Mondays with the exception of long weekends. Then, every other Monday evening at 8:00, musicians gather to share their talent at ‘Open Mic,’ (including our artist friend.) The café serves food and drinks.
When we went to pay, our waitress asked if the service had been good. Gene honestly replied that it had been slow, but the crépes made up for it. As their website is currently being rebuilt, the waitress suggested we pick up a copy of the Gorge Film and Arts newspaper, available at the cinema across the street. We would find information in it about the Crêperie. In looking through the September/October issue, I found an exciting entry. It advertised the Elora Culinary Walking Tour every Saturday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. The tour highlights food, history and architecture. To reserve a spot, call: 226-384-7000.