Arts & Entertainment

Savor Creperie on Pacific Avenue

I had been wanting to try the crepes at Savor Creperie ever since they first opened their doors this year. After passing the creperie day after day, I finally decided to pop in for lunch with a friend. As we walked in, we were warmly greeted by a young man who proceeded to take our orders. The interior décor was very clean, chic and modern. The lighting was natural and soft, and unique artwork adorned the walls. Honestly, I had not imagined it to be so classy. I thought it would be just another casual dive on campus, but already it appeared much more than that.

The menu was listed on a huge chalkboard behind the servers and was organized by “Savory” and “Sweet” crepes, as well as some breakfast choices. All in all, there were 27 different choices to choose from. The beverages were listed as coffee and tea, but bottled water and other caffeinated drinks were also available. Even though the sweet crepes sounded absolutely divine, I was hungry for more than just a sweet treat. So I opted for the #10, which was a savory crepe that included chicken, sundried tomato, mozzarella, and basil pesto. All savory crepes come with a mixed greens salad with house dressing. I was running low on energy so I also ordered a coffee.

The food arrived quite promptly as we only waited for about seven minutes or so. The presentation of the food excited me. The plates were large and the crepes were garnished to perfection. The coffee was brought out in a charming French press and the cream was offered in little pour cups. I was already impressed and I hadn’t even tasted the food yet.

The crepe was absolutely delicious and tasted very fresh. The combination of the different flavors provided for such a unique taste. The salad also tasted very fresh and the house balsamic dressing was tangy and sweet and provided an extra flavorful punch in combination with the savory crepe. The coffee was very good and had a rich flavor to it.

My first experience at Savor Creperie was beyond what I had expected. The atmosphere is excellent, the food is amazing, and the prices are not too shabby either, ranging from $4.75 to $12.50.

Upon visiting, you will surely get a glimpse of the owner Tom Vigue, whose love of crepes heightened after touring Europe with his wife. Being a food and beverage professional for over 20 years, crepes are something he has always enjoyed making and serving.

Do not underestimate the power of the crepe.  Pop in for a taste at Savor Creperie, located on 1916 Pacific Avenue. It is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.