If you've ever wondered what in the world is a Japanese crepe and you're curious to try one without having to go to Japan, here's a good reason why you should go to Millie Creperie.
It's a paper thin crepe rolled into a cone shape that you can hold in your hands. Compared to your traditional French crepes, you get a crepe that's slightly thinner and crispier.
The concept of a handheld crepe was created in Harajuku, Japan, to suit the grab-and-go lifestyle of city dwellers. It's also the perfect addition to Kensington Market where you can find anything from bargain clothing to chicken and waffles, to the best fish tacos.
The nutella banana crepe ($4.95) is a delightful combination of - you guessed it - nutella, banana, and whipped cream. It is simple and less sweet than what you'd find at other creperies. Millie Creperie uses fresh ingredients sourced locally whenever possible, and often from their neighbours in Kensington Market. Their batter is made with fresh eggs, milk and butter instead of processed mixes.
The Japanese Special ($6.75) comes with smooth, creamy green tea gelato drizzled in azuki, red bean paste. Adorned with strawberries, freshly whipped cream and a house-made matcha sauce, this heavenly piece of dessert is the perfect amount of sweet.
There's also savoury lunch options, from smoked salmon, tomato and spinach, to Thai chicken that's both sweet & spicy. They'll whip one up for you in just 5-10 minutes. The service deserves two thumbs up, as they're personable and friendly.
Another must-try is the "millie cake" which is a cake made with 20 layers of crepes with whipped cream between each layer. Sounds simple, right? It's labour intensive but the result is heavenly. This is a true showcase of their attention to detail.
So if you ever find yourself strolling through Kensington Market, be sure to save some room for a Japanese crepe and give it a try at Millie Creperie.
161 Baldwin St, Toronto, ON M5V 3H9