After Healthy Bite vacated the tiny space at Mesa to move into a larger space a block away, family members opened Crepe & Co. This new spot offers something different but with the same fresh and flavorful ingredients and friendly service as their sister eatery. With limited seating, it might be best to take your order to go or have it delivered if you’re fortunate to work or live Downtown.
Crepe options are divided into sweet and savory categories and can even be ordered as gluten-free. The Maria is everyone’s favorite, balancing sweet and salty with prosciutto, goat cheese, arugula, and a sweet compote, similar to apricot jam. As small as the café may be, these crepes are not of the street variety, but require a knife and fork, especially a crepe stuffed with sirloin that requires you to sop up the house-made chimichurri sauce. The turkey breast, mozzarella, onion and tomato crepe has a generous squiggle of pesto and can be made vegetarian by subbing hummus for the turkey. Other options include ham and Swiss and smoky chipotle, turkey and avocado. The thin crepes are tender and toothsome and come with mixed greens.
Sweet crepes are everything you want in a dessert meal, like one with vanilla ice cream, praline almonds and dulce de leche. There’s also Nutella, warm bananas and strawberries, mixed berries with dark chocolate, and S’mores with Hershey’s, graham crackers and marshmallows of course.
Breakfast is an egg donut, as in egg, cheese, and bacon served in a donut from Bowie Bakery. Speaking of donuts, you can order a donut ice cream sandwich. French toast sticks are perfect for breakfast and dessert.