Betsy just came back from a trek round the world. To celebrate her home coming, we got our nails done at my place and then went to lunch. We’ve been dying to try Crepe Bar forever! It’s at rural & Elliot in a random strip mall. They are only open from the morning to the early afternoon and are randomly closed some times, but this turned out to be the perfect afternoon to go! Look how cute it is:
We went on a Thursday at about noon and it was PACKED! I was shocked! The girl at the counter was hilarious in a Tempe hipster sort of way. She was nice but was totally oblivious to how seriously she took her life. I was asking her about the menu and another employee walked by with this plate of 3 cute bites of something. I asked her what that was and her response was, “oh it’s an amuse. They bring those out all the time.” Um…a what? I thought for a second and realized she was talking about an amuse bouche- meaning a small bite eaten before a meal. Duh. Haha
I ordered the turkey crepe with fontina cheese, cole slaw and stone fruit relish. Bets got the chicken pesto crepe. Both were delicious and super rich! We had planned to order a sweet crepe for dessert to split but ended up being way too full.
LUCKILY- they did bring us a few amuses! Which was SO fun! They were totally free and plated adorably! The first was a plate of 3 lemon squares with a custard drizzled on the plate. The next was 3 mini cookies that had a dark chocolate sauce on the plate. They were served with 2 shot glasses of “coffee milk.” Bets said it tasted like the coffee flavored See’s Candy lollipops!
We sat there forever and chatted- I think that’s why we got 2 amuses. Once we finally got up to leave, there was a sign posted in the parking lot that said “Free Snow Cones!!” Welp, we took full advantage! The Water & Ice was under new management and trying to attract business.
Overall, I was impressed with the food at Crepe Bar- it’s the perfect place to meet a friend for a cute lunch.
If you go:
7520 S Rural Rd, Tempe