G/F One Archers Place, Taft Ave. cor. Castro St., Taft, Manila, Metro Manila
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I love the Crepe that we ordered, the Yummy Nabana. Love the texture of their crepe. It was crispy. The choco spread complemented well with whipped cream and banana. For their mango shake it was a little lacking on taste. Maybe the mango they have isn't sweet enough. Wasn't able to finish that one.
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Blueberry crepe and kiwi smoothies ..
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I love crepe and I think this place is a good place to get one! unlike your usual soft to the bite crepes, CrepeMan's version is more on the crisp side, which is not too bad, except for the fact that it's hard to cut into.
I had a Yummy Nabana, which had chocolate spread, bananas, whipped cream, and white baby kisses/chocolate morsels! And I got an extra vanilla ice cream to top it with! It was really good! I loved how the whipped cream was chilled and that the chocolate and bananas weren't too sweet, plus the white baby morsels was nice thing to have because of its flavor and it gave me something a little on the harder side to bite on. I eventually got umay when I was almost done, but that's only because I wasn't taking even a sip of water while enjoying my crepe. Whoops! Anywho, I also thought the serving was big, but not too big enough for me not to finish it. Big, but just like my appetite for something sweet this afternoon.
The bonus to this place is the great staff, interior, and music! perfect place to have an afternoon snack and just chill (especially when it's not too jam packed, unlike on school days). Hehehe
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This branch is much more spacious than the one in Maginhawa. Ordered Mango Nabana which had mangoes, bananas, and chocolate spread. Skipped the whipped cream so it's easier to take out.
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The food was great. Ambience was fine and the place was not too crowded. I can say that the staff were excellent in their service. I think that they should expand on their menu, though. Anyway, this is a must-go place for foodies out there! Totally affordable and worth the trip. #12Days
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For those who haven't recently been to Crepeman Cafe, it's really gotten quite excellent. The place was located at the One Archer’s building, just beside Techtite. It’s the perfect location because it’s just along De La Salle University in Taft (we all know how Green Archers love crepes). It’s also within reach from a lot of schools and universities in Taft namely: St. Scholastica’s University, Philippine Women’s University, Philippine Christian University, University of the Philippines Manila, Arellano University, Philippine Normal University, Manila Science High School, and Araullo National High School. If you read your school, then that’s a +1 for you! Also, it’s just a few steps from the Vito Cruz station of the LRT1 so we can all say that it’s easy to get there, assuming that the traffic doesn’t get in the way. The place has a nice ambiance with not-so-bright lights. It’s actually full of glass walls so you can actually see what’s inside (if it’s a full house or not), which is basically just like any other modern-designed place right now. There are enough seats for 20-30 people and has a spacey, not-too-crowded arrangement. However, there is no space for smoking customers—which is quite expected, since it is located inside a building. The chairs are comfy enough; they’re made of wood and cushioned. I do recommend that they hire a more artistic interior designer ‘cause it’s quite lacking something. I also think that they should add some magazines or anything to read while waiting for the orders. The counter is located at the corner, just within reach from every table; it doesn’t take that much time to get your order. It has quite a homey feel with the bricked wall and the light wood floorings and dark wood tables. It also has a nice aroma (Well, what do you expect? It’s a cafe! It’s supposed to smell good. Haha). I do not recommend this place for people who want to focus (e.g. studying, feeling-the-blues kind of moment) because it’s quite noisy and, well, this is not your typical gloomy cafe anyway. In my view, this place is for those who want to bring their friends and chill for a while and grab a snack. Obviously, this is a go-to place for cheat days and binge eating (especially on Finals week! Eep!). They do not make reservations but anyway, there’s always a seat for everyone.
For the personnel, when I went there, there were five staffs—one manning the counter to take orders and man the cashier; two who prepares the dishes; and two attending staffs to give service to the customers. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait for so long to get my order (Hooray!). The staffs were friendly and they even accommodated me with which food to order based on my taste buds. They don’t seem to rush people despite the long line. They seem knowledgeable enough of their menu which is a plus point since not all food cafes have staff that are interested with what they’re serving (yep, some just state they’re bestseller without knowing how it tastes like). They also clean the place all the time!
The menu has quite a few selections of sweet and savoury crepes. It’s funny how creative they were with the names of the food choices. The sweet selection has mango, peaches, bananas, chocolate and/or a mix of two or all of them. In my view, I think that the chef or whoever it is that’s responsible for the menu lacks ideas because the ingredients are just repeating. Most of their crepes have similar ingredients (i.e. whipped cream, kisses and choco spread) except for the main part (e.g. mango, blueberry, peach or banana). I also have same sentiments on the savory menu because they all contain mayo, cheese, lettuce and/or corn, pepper and lettuce. The difference is just the meat/s involved like the bacon, beef, chicken, or tuna. One good thing is that there is a choice whether you want all the sweet ingredients on one crepe (Chaos) or all savory ingredients on one crepe (Mix-it-up). Also, they have add-ons if ever you want to add more of an ingredient like the corn or lettuce. For the sweet crepes, you can add a scoop of ice cream (Heaven!!). It’s a big thumbs up that they also serve rice dishes since they’re located on a school area. It’s a great spot for breakfast and lunch. They serve the classic silog (e.g. tapa, longganisa, you name it!). It’s like dining at your favourite silog house but on a higher-end place. It actually reminds me of breakfasts at home, so this is a go-to spot for dormers out there that misses lutong-bahay dishes! Apart from the food, there are also a variety of drinks to order. There are a few fruit shakes like the mango, peach, banana, and melon. They also serve chocolate, oreo, and strawberry milkshakes (Yum!). They have a few fruit teas, smoothies, milk teas, frappes along with soda and coffee. My comment is that they should’ve focused more on drinks that are complementary to their food menu. Since there are fruit crepes, isn’t it a bit overwhelming to have fruit drinks, too? Well I guess it would go on well with the savory crepes. I also like the idea that they serve hot green tea matcha! I think it’s something that would make more customers visit them. They have quite a few coffee blends like the Americano and the Cappuccino. I tried the Cappuccino and man, I’d rather spend my coffee days here than the overrated coffee shops. I’m planning to try other coffees next time I visit. I know I wouldn’t be disappointed. Don’t ask me, I just know!
The quality of the food is without a doubt superb!! I guess it’s the fact that they used different batter recipes for their sweet and savory crepes. It’s one thing that’s different from other crepe stores in Manila. Others use only the sweet batter for all crepes which makes the savory crepes unsatisfying. The food itself is actually a full meal. They did not come short on the servings which a +++ on all levels. The filling is so full and the crepe itself is thin and crispy which is so, so good. It’s actually great that they made their crepes crispy so it can be eaten by the hand. The flavours were booming, without overwhelming all the other contents. Their savory crepes made all the difference. It made me believe in savory crepes once again. Well, it actually looks like a sandwich to me because of the bacon, ham and cheese but whatever. It’s a tasty crepe.
The food came on fresh and hot (for the savory dishes). That was expected anyway since all were prepared upon order. The ingredients doesn’t seem like they were stored for quite some time in the fridge, another plus point! They served their crepes in such a way that they can be taken out whenever you feel like it. They’re handy and not that messy (not really, but yeah, there give out napkins anyway). The prices were reasonable for the quality. I mean, where else can you get downright delicious crepes overflowing with fillings at just around Php100?! Its crazy isn’t it? It’s a good thing that the prices are reasonable like if you want to add mango on your peach crepe, you can just add 10 pesos. Or if you want it to be an Instagram-worthy post, you can add a scoop of ice cream which just costs 30 pesos. It doesn’t hurt the wallet that much. I was surprised that their coffee doesn’t match to its taste! The coffee was so good I actually thought it costs more than it does. Their coffees don’t cost more than 85 pesos—not like the usual price you see which makes you spend enough to have a complete meal. Sweet!
Since the restaurant just opened not so long ago, I didn’t expect so much but well, they gave me more than I was expecting. I actually rate this place 4 stars! To sum it up, I’ll be stating the pros and cons of this cafe. The pros are the following: place looks homey; staffs are friendly and accommodating; place is clean and smells so good; the organization of furniture is not that crowded; the lighting of the cafe is good; they give a generous filling of the crepes; they have a handful of add-ons for both sweet and savory crepes at an affordable price; they have a variety of drinks (well, almost everything!); they do not serve only crepes but also rice dishes; their coffee is so good and very affordable; all of the food on the menu is affordable but doesn’t make their food look cheap; they serve the food upon ordering and it doesn’t take them so much time to serve; and lastly, the place itself is within reach from all schools along Taft avenue! The cons are the following: they have an almost repetitive menu; their interior design is not that appealing; they should’ve done something to create a space for “busy” people that don’t want to be bothered; and they should add more twists on their menu. As you can see, the pros actually overpower the cons. The downsides aren’t that major and they can be handled easily anyway. The quality of the food was not compromised and that’s what’s important. I also recommend that they have a sort of “membership card” to keep patrons coming (since their food is so good and affordable). This is a place you won’t regret visiting, especially for the foodie type of people who loves discovering new food ventures. It’s that type of place you’d want to add on your To Go list. Come check it out!
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Espresso Ball & Mango Crepe Special. 🏻 They offer specialty coffee too.
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