Though they're the same shape as pancakes, crepes are folded rather than stacked, and coated with powdered sugar rather than the tears of pancake chefs who wished they could be crepe chefs. Dine on a not-pancake with today's Groupon: for $6, you get $12 worth of crepes at Caramel Crêpe.
Caramel Crêpe’s eclectic menu specializes explicitly in the folded treasures, boasting 16 sweet and 12 savoury pre-conceived options to placate fans of the thin French pancake. Execute a strategic plan to give in to cravings with the eatery’s caramel crepe namesake accompanied by apples and almonds ($6.80), or see the world from the King's plate with the Elvis crepes, peanut butter and bananas ($5.36). The Maple Leaf, slathered in pure maple syrup and butter ($4.80), lets customers exhibit edible patriotism without harming innocent Maple leaves, and the Chuchu rides a Nutella-and-marshmallow swirl of flavours ($6.20). If lunch or dinner requires a more savoury sensibility, dig into the Hula's mozzarella, ham, and pineapple ($6.90), or build culinary brawn with the Popeye's mozzarella, roast beef, spinach, and bacon bits, just as good for self-fortification as building a rampart around oneself ($8.40).
A crepe recipe may be simple, but transforming the thin batter of eggs, milk, flour, and butter into the paper-thin pancakes takes concentration and expertise—two traits mastered by the chefs at Caramel Crêpe. Once cooked to a golden brown on the flat griddle while diners watch, the traditional, buckwheat, and gluten-free canvases are decorated with everything from a simple sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar to a complex spread of melted mozzarella, smoked chicken breast, and spinach and pesto. Customers can choose from a menu of nearly 20 combinations, each named after the owners’ family and friends and in remembrance of their personal experiences and childhood goldfish. A sleek bistro-like ambiance sets the scene for noshing morning, noon, and night, and it's not unusual to spot a few local celebrities hanging around the eatery, such as Sylvia Kuzyk of CTV.
154 Forks Market Rd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 4L8