Freshly folded: Local crepes merge sweet & savory flavors

By: Sierra Underdue, Columnist

If you’re ever seriously craving a crepe like I was one fine Wednesday morning, go to Sofi’s Crepes. For those of you wondering what a crepe is, it’s basically a very thin pancake that you fill with sweet or savory fillings.

Now you may also be wondering well, who’s Sofi? Sofi was actually a loyal dog that suffered severe spinal damage the last two years of her life. In spite of this, she continued to be joyous and playful in spirit and the restaurant was named in her honor.

Sofi’s is a hole-in-the-wall, Zagat-rated small café-like spot in Belvedere Square. It’s kind of easy to miss because it’s small and crowded among several other businesses on one strip. There are franchise locations around the region.

Inside it’s a nice and comfortable size with a few tables here and there. It’s big enough to fit maybe 20 people at a time. There are a few pieces of artwork hanging up created by local artists, which is pretty cool. It was also clean and well-kept, which is a plus.

There was only one employee working when I went, so I imagine maybe two or three are there tops, but the one employee was very patient and friendly as I took a while to figure out what I wanted.

There are so many things to choose from! The set menu is really extensive and broken down into two categories: sweet and savory. I was originally going to go for a savory bacon, eggs and cheese topped with maple syrup, but I was really in the mood for something sweet so I created my own and did a banana and honey filling.

It was so good! The crepe itself was very soft and fluffy with a slight crisp on the outside. The bananas were really fresh and the honey added a nice sweet compliment. The only qualm I had with it was the fact that the honey kind of took over and nearly soaked the crepe into a gooey mess.

However, I also had the pleasure of trying The Motz, which is a crepe filled with Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, and Tomato with cracked pepper and olive oil, which was phenomenal. I would highly suggest it.

Since Sofi’s is located in a not-so-nice area, they are prone to robberies and do not accept cash, so make sure you go with a card in hand. Sofi’s is definitely another place I will be visiting again!

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