Saturday, 13 October 2012

La Creperie de Sophie, High Street Arcade, Cardiff review

It’s no surprise that La Creperie de Sophie’s menu is dominated by all things pancake.

Located in the High Street Arcade, we visited for Sunday brunch and arrived shortly after they opened at 11am (Mon-Sat 10am).

A key component to Mrs G’s brunch is always a good cup of coffee and she was happy with her Americano made using beans from The Welsh Coffee Company (are there coffee plantations in Bridgend?)

For the savoury component of our brunch, we were recommended the galette mixture which utilises buckwheat flour instead of wheat flour.

I ordered La Complète (£5.95). A crisp and soft buckwheat galette sheltered runny fried egg, generous tranches of wood smoked ham and melted cheddar. A lightly dressed salad balanced the richness of the dish well. It was an awesome alternative to a fry up. 

Mrs G’s Cocorico (£5.45) contained melted brie, a generous pile of herbed chicken and cranberry sauce. The flavours worked well together but the quantity of cranberry sauce rendered the dish a little sweet.

The Brittany crepe (£5.45) we shared for dessert was definitely the star of the show. Soft banana, golden homemade caramel, crunchy biscuit and whipped cream tasted stunning.

Pricewise, I’m not 100% sure whether La Creperie de Sophie have totally hit the mark. But, I guess it depends on your reference point. For instance, whilst there’s no doubting how chuffing lovely the Brittany crepe was, £5.45 is a steep alternative to a slice of cake with your afternoon tea. Saying that, you'd be hard pressed to find many slices of cake as delicious. 

The Details:

*Update - 16/06/2018 - La Creperie De Sophie is now closed*

Address - 16 High Street Arcade, Cardiff
Telephone - 029 2037 2352

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