I had the pleasure of sharing a lovely little crêpe lunch with my daughter over March break. It was all her idea actually – she recently discovered Crêpes à GoGo with some of her friends and insisted I had to try it out. What sold me was her story about going down to the little café, and pooling her money with a friend to share a crêpe, and (of course) choosing a dessert crêpe for their lunch. Chef Veronique, who obviously had raised children of her own, insisted they try something that was at least half savoury, and convinced them to try the bestselling Big Ben, with mozzarella and raspberry jam. This was a mother after my own heart! Well, Chef Veronique knows her stuff, because the girls loved the choice, and my daughter became an instant fan. So one sunny day, we headed downtown with the dog, sat at the café tables outside, and had a little taste of Paris.
We started off with a bottle of their house drink. Limonana is a light and refreshing minty lemonade – perfect while we enjoyed the sun on a warm day.
Our first crêpe was their signature Big Ben, a sweet-savoury taste combination that was delicious.
Next, Veronique recommended the Mademoiselle, a rolled crêpe filled with smoked salmon, cream cheese and touch of maple syrup – a nice Canadian take on a classic combo. Served at room temperature, this crêpe would make a great addition to your brunch table. And we just had to finish off with the Tartinade, their version of the Nutella street food favourite of Paris. These were all excellent choices, and made my list of future must-haves.
Chef Veronique takes pride in sourcing quality ingredients for her dishes – low fat sour cream, light Labneh cream cheese, and delicious Tartinade chocolate spread from Québec. The quality shows – everything we tried was delicious. The atmosphere is charming, and the staff speaks French to each other. I can’t wait to go back and try a few more!
Crêpes à GoGo
2 locations – 18 Yorkville Avenue and 750 Spadina Avenue at Bloor