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REVIEW – CREPE COTTAGE

>> Sunday, October 19, 2008

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The C.A.S.T. (Criz, Allen, Steven & Tan) team had an interesting food expedition last night in Pulau Tikus area. Initially, we wanted to have our dinner at Francis’s Fusion Western Food along Jalan Cantonment and Jalan Burmah junction but the place was packed. We ended up at Yaw’s Roast & Grill at Gerbang Midlands instead. The place was rather crowded as it was a weekend. After dinner, we adjourned to Crepe Cottage, a place which has been in operation for the last 9 years, along the famous sea front of Gurney Drive for desserts.

The place was packed as well, leaving us just a small table outdoor under the bright yellow neon light of the lamp post. Although the place had limited sitting capacity, the menu was an amazing 14 pages consisting of starters, soups, savouries, desserts, sundaes and juices. The team had decided to share out some crepes (Thin French pancake made from a mixture of flour (wheat/all purpose), milk, eggs, salt and butter).

The first order was Espresso Crepe (RM7.50) served with a large scoop of homemade Vanilla Ice Cream and some whipped cream. This was rather mild as we could hardly taste the bitterness of the Espresso Coffee.

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The next one which was Mango Cup (RM11) was great. It has a cup-like crepe, glazed with chunks of fresh honey mangoes, topped with two large scoops of homemade Mango Ice Cream, some whipped cream and crushed peanuts.

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The last order was unique – Chocolate Crepe with Nutella and Banana (RM10). The crepe was rolled and stuffed with cooked banana and served with Vanilla filled Chocolate Ice Cream, topped with some chocolate rice, whipped cream, crushed peanuts and glazed with melted Nutella Chocolate. The hot and cold combination was very well presented.

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You should not miss out their A Twist of Taste (RM9) as well. It has a lemon crepe as base, glazed by freshly chopped banana and nuts, topped by vanilla ice cream, white and brown chocolate sauces.

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If you feel that these desserts are rather filling for you, you could always ask for their single scoop ice creams. You can choose either vanilla, chocolate, coffee, mango, rum & raisins, peppermint & chocolate chips, strawberry, lime sherbet or orange sherbet. Each scoop is only RM2. If you want double scoops, the price is only RM3.50 per serving.

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Since we had taken our dinner early, we did not order any of their savouries. You can always try them out as shown in their pictorial menu.

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Overall, the desserts were great, considering that they had the right combination and were not too sweet for my liking. Moreover, there won’t be any taxes here. The shop is strategically located along the sea front of the famous Gurney Drive. If you are coming from town center towards Gurney Drive into Jalan Kelawei, turn right at the first junction (Jalan Lim Chin Guan) where Gurney Tower is. Drive towards the end and turn left. You would pass through Evergreen Laurel Hotel and a stretch of hawker centers on your left. Slow down as Crepe Cottage is immediately after the last hawker center (Song River Café). Car park is not available on this side of the road and the other side would be packed during weekends. I would advise you to park you car in the Jalan Birch Car Park (the road after Song River Café) and walk up to the restaurant.

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Name: CREPE COTTAGE
Address: 77-A Persiaran Gurney, 10250 Penang, Malaysia.
Opening Hours: 6.00pm – 12.00midnight (Closed Tuesday)
Contact: 019-448 1680 (Agnes Chee)
GPS: 5.432781, 100.316505

RATING:
Ambience: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 classy)
Food Choices: 9/10 (1-4 limited, 5-7 average, 8-10 many choices)
Taste: 8/10 (1-4 tasteless, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)
Pricing: 7/10 (1-4 cheap, 5-7 average, 8-10 expensive)
Service: 7/10 (1-4 bad, 5-7 average, 8-10 excellent)

13 comments:

allenooi October 19, 2008 at 2:23 AM  

I still prefer the mango cup and chocolate crepe with nutella and banana. really yummy. since u so fast, i will on hold my post and post about the dinner instead.

ck lam October 19, 2008 at 9:12 AM  

This place does serve great crepes...and most of them are yummylicious :)

Looks like you have another friend joining in your group!

ck lam
http://www.what2seeonline.com

550ml jar of faith October 19, 2008 at 9:15 AM  

Oh thanks for this! I've been waiting to read about this quaint lil' institution - have been hearing about the magical homemade crepes made by the white-haired auntie for yonks. Looks like her reputation is well justified!

Steven Goh October 19, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

mango cup is prefered taste, for the taste I agree on 8 but the service on last nite is a bit out may be is saturday nite, again the food presentation is excellent. Which you don't have in your post muahahah....

Christy October 19, 2008 at 10:04 AM  

That's a nice sharing....hahaha, crepes in crepe cottage!~
I've never been here yet, and this looks fascinating...i've always liked the cottage-like exterior/interior;)

J2Kfm October 19, 2008 at 6:37 PM  

thanks so much for sharing this.
It brings back so much memories of my USM days. =P

the al fresco seating area was a charming experience, coupled with the cottage/homely ambience, and the many crepes they serve.

I almost completely forgot about this place.

tigerfish October 19, 2008 at 8:59 PM  

My all time favorite is banana + chocolate crepe!

Allie October 19, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

Looks so yummy. So many good food to eat...

mimid3vils October 20, 2008 at 2:42 PM  

All those crepes so inviting!!

cariso October 20, 2008 at 4:30 PM  

Only guys can join uh?! This is the only place I go for Crepes. :)

Big Boys Oven October 21, 2008 at 11:50 AM  

we passed by this place when we left gurney drive, looks like a dessert hut for dessert lovers! lol!

Lingzie October 21, 2008 at 12:59 PM  

my favourite hang out place when i was still in high school! heehee..last time the place wasnt so nice and we all had to sit outside and feed the mosquitoes! lol
must go again for the crepes one day!

buzzingbee October 23, 2008 at 1:20 PM  

heard alot about this place but still didn't have the chance to try it out yet. All the ice-creams really looks yummy :D

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