If Jeff Kraus had merely taken the crêpes from his successful food truck, Truckin’ Good Food, and brought them as-is into the brick and mortar Crêpe Bar, it would have been a really nice transition and made for quite a worthy destination. Those lucky enough to attended one of the pop-up “experiences” at Cycle in 2011 got a glimpse of the careful preparation, exotic flavors and often times whimsical preparations that one can now enjoy on a regular basis at Crêpe Bar.
New Times recap of the Cycle +experience+:
http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/bella/ ... e_at_c.php
New Times review of Crêpe Bar:
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-11- ... he-crepes/
PFN Crêpe Bar discussion:
http://phxfoodnerds.com/viewtopic.php?f ... ilit=crepe
Currently open for breakfast and lunch the Breakfast Burrito, Papa K and Veggie Stack crêpes are standouts from the savory options. From the sweet crêpe options, the First Time (Nutella & banana) is a solid favorite from the food truck days, and the other sweet options are satisfying as well. The special of the day might range from another type of crêpe (used as “a friendly alternative to burritos, wraps and quesadillas", the website explains) to something more substantial, such as Duck Confit that was available earlier today (until it ran out before I arrived, naturally), although I did get a taste of another special, the Lemon Crêpe x3, that was brightly flavored and delicious. The granola and yogurt parfait gets rave reviews all around.
This is a really cute, casual little place. It's inexpensive, it's delicious... it's nice to see one of the more successful food trucks parlay that success into a brick and mortar establishment. -SkilletDoux
If you go, do yourself a favor and order a latte. You'll get a smoky, creamy brew, with a delicate flourish on top. Just one of the many perfectionist touches you'll see here. - Themis
The Veggie Stack is unbelievely light and airy. These are smaller crepes stacked with tomato, pesto, goat cheese, squash "confit" . . . the textures, flavors, all were balanced and amazingly light but satisfying. - mjmartinez72
The coffee being offered at Crêpe Bar is first rate as well. The espresso is aptly described by M_L:My experience was great. The service was friendly and fast. I had the breakfast "burrito" which was bacon, eggs, cheese, and avocado stuffed in a crêpe (as opposed to using a traditional tortilla). . . the eggs were cooked perfectly. Not to mention the dish was beautiful to look at. The crêpe was tasty as well, in hindsight, I'd almost prefer it to a tortilla. - Lunchbox
The timed pour-overs and more traditional cappuccino/macchiato are really nice as well. Here’s a cappuccino snap from a visit a few months ago: Crêpe Bar Discussion Thread:if you order an espresso you will get a little sphere suspension with it that is very clever and I found pretty tasty.
7520 S. Rural Road
Tempe, AZ 85283