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Mr. Crepe

June 9, 2009

I went out tonight with my friend Megan for a post-work, post-T ride dinner.  Every now and then Megan and I get together and do this, especially because we ride the same train and get off at the same location.  I’m pretty sure that we’re creatures of habit, because no matter when we have these little nights out, we always end up eating the same food — crepes.  Lucky for us, we don’t have to go far; there is a pretty decent creperie in Davis Square (mere steps from the T stop!), called Mr. Crepe.

Order up at Mr. Crepe

Order up at Mr. Crepe

Though Davis Square is always busy, and can sometimes be cramped and tight, Mr. Crepe is a nice, spacious break from all of that.   It’s a pretty huge space (at least for Boston-and-the-surrounding areas), with lots of tables that can easily be configured into any arrangement.  During the school year, you see a lot of Tufts students meeting for study groups at Mr. Crepe.

The food is decent.  The menu is broken into savory and sweet crepes, with pre-fab crepes to order, or you can build your own.  I’m a big fan of anything savory, and so I pretty much always order the same pre-fab savory crepe, the Super Chicken.  The Super Chicken is stuffed with extremely tender tiny pieces of chicken, spinach, caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese (though I substituted cheddar cheese for the goat cheese and it was a good choice — not as pungent).   As far as savory crepes go, the pre-fab crepes are pretty varied, with lots of meat and non-meat options.  The vegetable selection is also pretty varied, though it would be cool to have some varying, seasonal vegetables included in the selection.  When you order a savory crepe, you’re also given a pretty wide selection of cheeses, so no matter your preference, you’ll have something decent to choose from.  For me, the potential combination of crepe fillings is almost overwhelming, so the suggested options are always a welcome relief.

Cooking the crepes

Cooking the crepes

I don’t have a very big sweet tooth  We split a Nutella crepe, which was ooey, gooey and delicious.  I’m glad we split it, because I couldn’t imagine eating that much of the chocolate/hazelnut spread without feeling a bit icky.

Mr. Crepe can get a little pricey for a counter-service, bus-yourself place.  But, it is fun and quite good.  I highly recommend it if you’re not after a crazy-busy vibe, and are just looking for a good, fast, filling meal.

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