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City Crêpes Café

Phone:(410) 625-9300
Address:1107 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21230

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By Anna Ditkoff | Posted 6/1/2005

A crêpe place has opened up across the street from Cross Street Market, offering a refreshingly light lunch option compared to the market’s heavy sandwiches and fried chicken. But it could stand to take a few lessons from some of the city’s other crêperies. The dough is flavorful and not too heavy or greasy, and the crêpes are large, but most of them are missing something. The Monaco ($7.95), filled with smoked salmon, avocado, and chives, offered some pleasant lemony flavor but was fairly bland. It needed a sauce or cheese to hold it together. The Greek Warrior ($6.50), with turkey, feta cheese, and tomato, fared a bit better, but even the strong taste of feta couldn’t overcome the turkey chunks’ lack of flavor. The standout from our meal was the deliciously rich Bounty ($4.95). Heaping with coconut shreds and gushing with Nutella—the spread of the gods—it satisfied our sweet tooth for a month. They seem to have the sweet down, but if City Crêpes wants to compete, it needs to work on their savory. Take a tip from the Bounty and make with the goo. That’s what crêpes are all about.

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