Like an oasis in the middle of the ever-hectic Sukhumvit area, Bangkok's one and only authentic crêperie is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, allowing guests to enjoy a healthy dose of fresh air (you can dine out here too if you wish). The restaurant is divided into three sections: the Lounge, the Dining Room, and the Terrace.
Although my reserved table was inside the Dining Room, the warm glow of lighting and framed artworks on the walls really made for a pleasant dining experience. The staff, dressed in adorable striped uniforms, are well-trained, willing and able to explain everything you want to know about the food.
New to this particular cuisine, I decided to try something uniquely Moroccan. Thanks to accommodating staff who dispensed the much-needed advice, I started off with Moroccan mint tea. The trick was, as I was told, to inhale the minty steam and let it clear your head before sipping it - talking about aromatherapeutic power!
Then, the meal officially kicked off with the scrumptious Casablanca Set; an interesting mix of appetizers including spicy sausages, warm pita bread and spice-laden dip, kefta briouattes (deep fried pastry triangles stuffed with beef), and grilled sweet pepper salad. Everything went down quicker than you can say ' Casablanca ', and I was ready for the main course.
'Tagine' is one of Morocco's staple dishes. It's slow cooked at low temperatures, resulting in tender, falling-off-the-bone meat with aromatic vegetables and sauce. My selection of 'tagine' was chicken and almond, served with steamed couscous. The chicken was well-cooked and the sauce was particularly luscious with contrasting flavours of crispy almond and stewed onions.
And that, too, followed the appetizer set pretty quickly. The next thing I knew, I was once again browsing Crêpes & Co's comprehensive menu. It would surely be a sacrilege and I would be subject to eternal damnation if I didn't try one of their famous cr-pes. I ended up with 'Supreme Crêpe' which came loaded with ham, cheese, bacon, egg, and mushroom - a great choice indeed even if I say so myself!
The dessert menu features many sweet cr-pes, served with ice cream or flamb-ed. And in order to conclude this fantastic meal, I went for 'Crêpe Sahara', another highly-recommended item boasting a generous scoop of orange-flavoured ice cream wrapped in thin, crispy cr-pe shell sprinkled with flaky icing. Magnificent!
The true spirit of 'Joie de vivre'
Crêpes & Co represents a fantastic mix of all the food, cultures, and 'joie de vivre' (the joy of living) the owners have experienced during their childhood. Heading into its eleventh year on Bangkok 's dining scene, Crêpes & Co has never failed to impress food aficionados with the extensive menu consisting of over 350 Mediterranean-inspired dishes including Spanish, French, Italian and Grecian, as well as countless different kinds of cr-pes.
As if that wasn't enough, in addition to staple menu, Crêpes & Co also offers a series of food promotions throughout the year from Spanish Tapas Festival, Greek Food Promotion to Christmas Specials. Reservations are recommended, especially at weekends when the place is packed.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 - Midnight
- Location: 18/1 Sukhumvit Soi 12, Klongtoey
- Tel: +66 (0)2 653 3990
- How to get there: BTS Asoke Exit 2, 10 minutes walk down the soi (near the end of the soi).