Everything about the design of Melange Creperie whispers open and inviting. It’s situated in a quaint house structure that instantly made me like it. Outside it’s painted a peach color and inside it’s mostly white with accents of light colors like blue, pink, yellow and purple.
While I usually associate crepes with sweet, the menu also featured savory items. The cashier was helpful in answering my questions, and in general she was just really nice. I can always appreciate that.
I went for the Breakfast Taco Crepe, which seemed like an interesting blend of two cultural cuisines. It comes with sautéed potatoes, onions and garlic mixed with cheese and salsa on an egg. Mine was sans cheese. To wash it down I got a Pineapple Jamaica.
The friend I brought along went for a sweet option with a S’mores Crepe.
On the other side of the counter I watched the crepe mix being poured onto the flat pan and spun into a large circle. After it cooked a little bit they cracked on egg and spread it around the top of the crepe. Once that was crooked it was folded in half and the potato, onion and garlic mix was added, then the salsa was squeezed on top.
The two sides were folded over and then wrapped in paper and foil. It was like a triangle sandwich.
The soft crepe, which tasted like a thin pancake, was surprisingly good as a breakfast taco. I’m used to flour tortillas when it comes to breakfast tacos, but I guess I shouldn’t be too surprised that it was a good mix of flavors since I often eat pancakes with a side of eggs and potatoes.
One of the worst thing a potato can be, to me, is not cooked all the way through. I hate biting into one that could have used a few more minutes of being sautéed. It actually happens pretty often at restaurants, so I was extra happy to find the potatoes inside the crepe were all cooked to my liking.
I thought it was an interesting choice to have a layer of egg wrapped with the crepe instead of having eggs on the inside mixed in. So while the flavors were good, every bit was mostly potato. It was more like eating a potato crepe.
I wish there had been a better balance of egg and potato, instead of just the layer in between the crepe, which actually caused the flavor of the egg to be lost.
I also tried a small piece of the S’mores Crepe and liked it, although I knew I would because I like s’mores. What I really liked about it is that it made eating s’mores so much easier.
I’m excited to go back and try different types of crepes, or maybe even one of the sandwiches the creperie offers.
Address: 711 Heights Blvd. Ste. B
Hours: 8 a.m.–9 p.m. daily
Senior discount: No
Healthy options: Yes
Star of the show: Breakfast Taco Crepe