Crepes & Co in Sukhumvit Soi 12 had been around so long it was easy to take for granted, at least until the popular venue became another victim of the developers. But now they have another town house on Langsuan from which to serve their crepes and homey Mediterranean dishes.
The spacious open plan room has an open kitchen, thick, blond wood pillars and beams, and sofas and armchairs in the centre to lend a living room ambiance. Large windows all around give good natural daylight and at night the place is brightly, but softly lit with standing lamps and ceiling spots. One of the warm chocolate coloured walls is lined with a sideboard and shelves of ornaments, and broad-based wooden high-chairs for kids enhance the familyfriendly atmosphere.
Regulars will be happy that this latest branch retains the famous all-day-every-day brunches (B490++); in fact Crepes & Co still has largely the same menu developed after it opened in the mid-1990s. The star attraction crepes have solid support in Greek, Moroccan and Spanish dishes such as moussaka, tajines and gambas pil-pil. Moroccan starters include a pair of deep-fried, pastry-filled dishes: briouattes (six triangles with beef, rice, cinnamon and a touch of saffron, B185++) and pastilla (three sweet parcels dusted with icing sugar containing shredded chicken, honey and nuts, B190++). Both have clean, oil-free, crispy shells and come with the spicy relish harissa.
Among the large range of sweet and savoury crepes (B120-B345++) are standard French such as Suzette and international choices like Portugaise, massaman, and Tintin (B245++), which blends crispy and creamy saltiness through bacon and feta with a faint oregano finish.
Wash them down with traditional apple cider (B140++/glass, B660++/bottle) or something from the short wine list (B950-B1,950++, B175++/glass), then have a blazing end with crepes calvados (B335++), filled with sautéed apples and rum raisin ice cream flambéed in calvados at your tableside.
You can park free in CentrePoint, opposite on Soi 1, and if you fancy nothing on the menu, you can even design your own crepes.
Crepes & Co
Asok | 02-652-0208 | crepesnco.com | Mon-Sat 9am-11pm, Sun 8am-11pm.