Northern Cobbler, Clarendon Park’s trendiest coffee shop, just got even more awesome. As if supping your favourite Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee blend surrounded by exorbitantly-priced shoes wasn’t #instaworthy enough, you can now tuck into a delicious and beautifully presented crêpe at the same time.
The NC crew are phasing out many of their previous dishes to focus on a menu made up of crêpes and galettes (savoury crepes). This morning I had the Clarendon, a galette containing avocado, cheddar, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeños, ranch sauce and rocket. The crêpe mix itself was made with wholemeal flour, making it healthy as well as substantial. The veggies were fresh and tasty, and the jalapeños added a warmth which brought the other ingredients together and added a welcome bit of zing.
Over on the sweet menu, you can pick from classic combos such as sugar and lemon, or more exotic concoctions such as banana, chocolate, salted caramel and marshmallows. Whether you go sweet or savoury, your dish will be made fresh to order.
Notice anything familiar about the names of the crêpes? With the kind of attention to detail we’ve come to expect from the Northern Cobbler team, each crêpe and galette is named after a Clarendon Park street – so you’ve got Cradock, Lorne, Knighton and Springfield, among others. You’re not tied to the menu either – if you fancy going off-piste you can ‘build your own’ crêpe from a sizeable list of sweet and savoury ingredients. Presumably you could even mix them up if you felt like it. Smoked salmon and salted caramel galette anyone? No, I thought not. Nice to have the option though.
At the risk of being accused of hyperbole, Northern Cobbler’s new crêpe menu is probably the best thing to ever happen to Clarendon Park, ever. Get down there sharpish and find out what all the fuss is about.