Crepes Club is that rare find on popular Baldwin Street — a café that provides good value and solid taste. On a recent Saturday at lunch, one server worked the dining room slowly, delivering fresh, hot soups and pelmeni dumpling or potato pierogy lunch combos for $13. The menu features savoury and sweet crepes, which I admit I still haven’t tried — the bulk of the menu entices me to experience the spectrum of cuisine from the post-Soviet states (Commonwealth of Independent States).
Kvass (a fermented soft drink resembling a herbal cola), kasha buckwheat porridge, potato pancakes, shashlik kebabs, and Olivier salad (the ubiquitous Russian potato salad), along with a cringe-worthy retro soundtrack, complete the authentic experience. Cappuccino foam art is taken seriously, with reasonably good results in taste and presentation.
Don’t be fooled by the cheesy website or poor-graphic menu. Crepes Club is the real deal.