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Crepes a GoGo

Posted by Melissa Yu / Reviewed on March 22, 2010 / review policy

Crêpes à GoGoCrêpes à GoGo has a steady stream of customers coming in and out of the open door on a warm afternoon. I silently wonder why they aren't all at work on a Tuesday in March, but then again, neither am I. The hum and whir of the espresso machine and French phrases fill the air as the wait staff call out orders to one another.

Before moving to its Yorkville location four years ago, the store sat on Bedford Road, north of Bloor. The small south-facing room houses around a dozen chairs at tables and several stools at the bar by the large window. Two crêpe stations are in constant use, and all of them are made to order.

Mich and I each chose a savoury crêpe from the dog-eared paper menu, which show a short list of salads and hot beverages, and an extensive list of sweet, sweet and savoury, and savoury crêpes. Most are vegetarian, but smoked salmon also features heavily in several of the savoury options. I struggle over my choice, the Rive Droite, with scrambled egg, sour cream, baby spinach and smoked salmon sounds delicious, but I opt instead for the lighter Parisienne, with scrambled egg, Swiss cheese, mushrooms, red onion and dill ($8.50). Crêpes range from simple sugar and cinnamon at $5.00 to the Rive Droite, above, which is $10.00.

Crêpes à GoGoOur orders come to our table wrapped in wax paper in a shallow wicker basket - an easy option for anyone on the go.

The dill in the Parisienne perfectly compliments the fluffy egg and earthy mushroom. Mich has ordered the Italienne, which has sliced Swiss cheese, tomato, hard-boiled egg, leaves of basil and olive oil ($8.00). We sit in silence, mmming and aaahing as we finish our hot bites.

Crêpes à GoGoFor dessert we share the Crêpes à GoGo specialty, which are four "finger crêpes" that can each be eaten in three bites flat. We order the Festival ($6.00), with raw organic sugar, cinnamon, lemon and strawberries. Café au lait ($3.00) and cappuccinos ($3.00) are a smooth finish.

Crêpes à GoGoMich and I linger by the window taking in the Yorkville crowd before I introduce myself to Véronique (or "GoGo" as she is affectionately nicknamed), the owner. She chatters on about her business, the playful names of her dishes, and her inspiration while I watch her carefully craft a crêpe for a customer.

Worth noting (an in true Terroni-esque form), is that Véronique prides herself on sticking to her menu. She doesn't easily take requests for modifications to her menu or substitutions for ingredients - a rub that some patrons huff about.

But this kind of dedication has always been something I respect in a restaurateur. While you might argue that customer service and making your patrons happy should be your first priority, I also believe that diners should respect that menus are very carefully crafted and thought-out. With almost a decade in business in our city, Véronique must be doing something right.

Crêpes à GoGo

Over the years there have been several crêpe shops that have opened in Toronto, but owner Véronique isn't worried about competition. With a commitment to her product and a steady customer base, Crêpes à GoGo is certainly a staple amongst a new generation of Toronto's hand-held meals.

Crêpes à GoGo is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am - 6:30 pm, Saturday from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, and Sunday 10"30am to 6:00 pm. Catering options are available. Check the menu out online. All above prices include taxes.

Discussion

28 Comments

ShanVan / May 4, 2009 at 11:49 am
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Delicious crepes and extremely friendly staff...it's a great getaway from the office for a lovely lunch.
Neville / March 22, 2010 at 09:39 am
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"Monday to Friday from 7:30 am - 10:00 am"

Uh, they're really only open during the week in the mornings?

Thanks for the review; the food sounds delicious!
Nicole / March 22, 2010 at 10:05 am
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I was just here a couple Sundays ago and I had a crepe with goat cheese. The owner politely suggested with a smile that I add some basil and of course, the results were superb. The owner and her staff were extremely friendly and the amount of people lining up to get a crepe was only a small indication of the following that Crepes a Go-Go has in the city. Go here.
claudia / March 22, 2010 at 03:17 pm
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yummers! my fav place for crepes i can never get enough <3
blah / March 22, 2010 at 08:05 pm
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Do they make/use buckwheat Crepes?
Erin Marchak / March 22, 2010 at 08:08 pm
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"Two crêpe stations are in constant use, and all of them are made to order."
Ha! I'd hate to try a creperie that had them premade!

Sounds delish. I'll have to try. I'm slightly disappointed that they close so early on weekends. Crepes are the world's best drunk food. After poutine, of course.
Chris / March 22, 2010 at 10:09 pm
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By far the best crepes ever!
Suzanne / March 23, 2010 at 12:17 pm
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I've been going to Crepes A Gogo for years, as far back as wehn Veronique was at the Bedford location. Her food is amazing! I always pine for those crepes. And yes, they are made with buckwheat.
linusbb / March 23, 2010 at 09:12 pm
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Crepes a Gogo is my favorite crepes place in town. Every time I walk in the little cafe I feel like I'm in Paris again!
Rachel / March 24, 2010 at 05:44 am
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This is one of my favourite places in the city. On Sundays they have a two-person band and one plays the accordion. It's great.
Derek / March 26, 2010 at 11:01 am
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as good as how they make them in paris and normandy. totally different class compared to the crepes shop on queen west.
Ana / July 8, 2010 at 02:11 pm
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I love this place! The crepes are delicious - the best ones in the city. Makes me miss Paris!
SB / September 20, 2010 at 10:55 pm
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Great crepes. Great service.
Odette / January 21, 2011 at 11:43 am
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Email me: dette375@hotmail.ca
Gabi / February 5, 2011 at 01:11 am
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Long live Crêpes à gogo!
it would be much nicer if the place were a bit more spacious..
tiff / February 16, 2011 at 08:41 pm
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these crepes are definitely fresh and made right away. the ratio between nutella and strawberries are just right. its especially nice to go into a small cafe with the aromatic scent of crepes in the air during the winter.
Donsebasto / April 21, 2011 at 12:44 pm
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WORST PLACE FOR CREPES IN TORONTO !!!!!!!! I don't know one French person that likes this place.....
- First she buys her PREMIX batter from the states and used water to make it !!!! and that info from someone that worked there....
Second the salty crepes are not salty crepes....if she knew anything about crepes it would not be called crepes but Galette Bretonne.
Third - she treats her staff like s***

I don't recommend it !!!!!!
KT / April 26, 2011 at 12:51 am
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The crepes there are delicious! And the names make them sound fancier and tastier. Lots of choices to choose from. I also enjoyed their homemade mint lemonade. She made it herself! So refreshing and delicious. One time I went there and there was a guy playing the accordeon. Me, my friends and my French friend enjoyed the experience a lot. My French friend said she felt like home. And the lady is really nice.
kl / May 25, 2011 at 12:36 pm
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Worst crepes I have ever tried in my life!!!!! I felt like I was chewing rubber!
I love crepes and I eat them everywhere I can only find them. I have been to France and tried crepes there... you cant even start comparing GO GO "crepes' with what it is supposed to be a normal crepe
So not recommending it.....
Anon / September 26, 2011 at 05:11 pm
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I have been to Crêpes à GoGo many a times before, and have only ordered crepes to go. But, yesterday, I happened to eat at the restaurant and the experience was awful.

We were a group of 10 of us and had made reservations in advance. The table they had set aside for us was too small. The place was stifling hot and there was no A/C. The owner was very rude, not only the customers, but also her employees. She was screaming at everyone! I have never felt so uncomfortable at a restaurant, and the vibes were exceptionally negative. The only saving grace was the food, but they messed up our order and by the time we all got our food, it was cold. When we had to pay up, the owner was unable to figure out the bills and was making the "paying-up" experience very uncomfortable.

I would strongly suggest anyone reading this review to not sit at the restaurant and only order crepes to go. The service is absolutely awful.
Anon / September 26, 2011 at 05:11 pm
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I have been to Crêpes à GoGo many a times before, and have only ordered crepes to go. But, yesterday, I happened to eat at the restaurant and the experience was awful.

We were a group of 10 of us and had made reservations in advance. The table they had set aside for us was too small. The place was stifling hot and there was no A/C. The owner was very rude, not only the customers, but also her employees. She was screaming at everyone! I have never felt so uncomfortable at a restaurant, and the vibes were exceptionally negative. The only saving grace was the food, but they messed up our order and by the time we all got our food, it was cold. When we had to pay up, the owner was unable to figure out the bills and was making the "paying-up" experience very uncomfortable.

I would strongly suggest anyone reading this review to not sit at the restaurant and only order crepes to go. The service is absolutely awful.
CJ / January 21, 2012 at 02:22 pm
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I had wanted to try try place for a while, and I'm soo glad I finally did!
The vibe is very nice, the service is very friendly and and the crepes were delicious. Their tartinade was soo good!

In summary, I was very happy and I felt like it was good value for the money.
Karina / June 25, 2012 at 01:49 am
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Eating in a cute french creperie with french speaking staff is ohhhh so lovely. NOT!!! If only all of you can understand what the owner is actually barking at her staff and still pretending to smile at you as if nothing happened. This lady is nothing but rude to her staff, treating them like slave. She yells and swears at her staff. I can't believe such behaviour and work regime still exist in this world, and most likely in our own city! She should go back to whatever whole she's from!
Truth teller / September 23, 2012 at 03:17 am
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This place is nowhere near authentic, they buy their premade batter from another company. Put more effort into your product instead of finding ways to rip your staff.
Sandra / October 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm
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The lady owner there is crazy. I can not stand restaurant owner who treats their staff like crap. She has no shame on yelling at them in front of her customers. I don't care how good your food is, I will NEVER support such abuse toward anybody.
Vivian / March 15, 2014 at 02:18 pm
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Poor attitude here. We walked in and the server said there will be a 20min wait. we said fine. Waited here for 50min (and still waiting), and the server still haven't taken our order. Understanding it is a Saturday, they only have two people working - why not consider hiring additional help? We walked in, sat down, after half an hour they asked us if we wanted to order drinks. After I politely said, "No thanks, I believe we are good to order crepes," the server looked at me and sternly said, "OK, but I am ONLY taking orders for drinks right now." So, you can't take orders for two crepes? Is there no flexibility with modern establishments now? It's absolutely absurd. Their food is good, but not good enough for patrons to tolerate this kind of attitude and inefficiency. Such a disappointment after coming here several times before and having a mediocre experience, this one definitely stood out the most, and NOT in a good way.
Gina / April 2, 2014 at 10:48 pm
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The owner has a real nasty attitude who treats her employees horribly. I have witnessed this twice now.. Another thing, she was really pushy about selling her lemonade drink which tastes like medicine.
Matilda Greenwyld replying to a comment from Gina / April 3, 2014 at 10:32 am
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Gina, didn't you know WITCHES like to sell their potions so the 'patrons' won't complain? This place sounds like one to hurry by and not stop in, except maybe for the comedy show.

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