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Mar 11, 2010 10:46 AM

Crepes Truck, Carrboro NC

So Lulu and I finally made it to the crepes truck last Saturday. Wish I'd known about it sooner. I'm sure most of you who like/care about this sort of thing have already tried it. Very cute - parked next to Johnny's on Saturdays with chickens running around. If you have kids, I highly recommend this. Even if you don't, and happen to be at the farmers market or just hanging out in Carrboro on a Saturday, this is a nice little stop. They were offering 7 crepes the day we went. Lulu had the banana with nutella; I had brie with apples, apple butter (which at first I could have done without, but then sort of enjoyed) and salad greens. I'm adding a picture with the menu, but not sure how well it will show up. Final pictures shows a happy customer. I can't wait to go back.

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    1. re: fussycouple

      ha ha!!! I love that you asked me that. I have no idea; my guess is that Johnny's does.

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      1. I love the idea of a crepes truck! However I do not love the idea of driving/finding a place to park in Carrboro on Saturday - do you know how early they set up shop?

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        1. re: romansperson

          They're open 9-2, I think (pretty sure). They're far enough from the farmers market (rough guess: 1 mile) down Main Street that we didn't have any problem parking right there at Johnnys. At the same time, every picnic table had at least some people sitting at it already. This was probably around 10 am. I forgot to mention that there was also a guy with a goat there, selling homemade goat cheese (and I think some other stuff - maybe even goat meat??).

          1. re: LulusMom

            The women who runs it told us last week that they're looking for a weekday lunch spot a bit closer in to downtown.

            I enjoy the crepes but occasionally find the savory filling a bit bland.

            1. re: brokegradstudent

              A weekday lunch spot would be fantastic. I think we'll be making this a frequent weekend stop, so I'll try to keep up with any news on this front.

              1. re: brokegradstudent

                Too bad they can't park in the same place as either the Taco Trucks (Fitch Lumber or Furniture Follies) or behind Spotted Dog where they have that Juice Truck. That would be a good combo.

                Actually a permanent place at the courtyard (maybe in the old Locopops place) would be nice. Al Fresco dining there too, but cost would be crazy and hard to cover.

                1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                  Have the problems with the landlord there been settled? Did they finally sell? Because the Courtyard used to be such a wonderful place.

                  1. re: LulusMom

                    I think I read that a bank foreclosed on the property owner and was now managing it but I could be behind the times on this one.

                    1. re: brokegradstudent

                      The bank did foreclose on the property. The former owner has ... issues ( Anyone know if the parking spaces that had been closed off are now available? I haven't been over there in awhile - not sure the bank would want to pay to rent them.

                      1. re: romansperson

                        Ridiculous to leave those parking spaces empty. Just nuts.

                        1. re: romansperson

                          I've gone over there for Sandwich and when I need to go to some place like Mint during a weekday lunch.. Or Mansion for a small party. The lot is actually bigger than it use to be which is why it was closed if I remember correctly. Unfortunately, the former owner as mentioned above has some rather dubious dealings and was (from what it sounds like) an all our jerk. With the departure of Locopops, 3 Cups and Sandwich.. it does create space and hopefully some good tenants will relocate there as it is a rather nice area. I just don't if it is an affordable space to rent. I know that Bliss Bakery is there, but I'm not sure how they are going to hold up on their own. Again a small space like this would be great for someone who wanted to do a David Chang type of restaurant (if they wanted something high end and concept) or it could go the way of a crepe place or even maybe a taqueria.. I'd be interested to see what they would create in these spaces.

                          1. re: burgeoningfoodie

                            I'm lucky enough to be walking distance from this space, and we used it a LOT when Lulu was first born (especially 3 cups). Baba Ganoush (sp???) is another one the former owner drove out. It could be such a perfect place for eating, relaxing. Oh well, like bf, I hope things improve.
                            Has anyone tried Bliss? I bake myself, so don't often go to bakeries, but if it is great it would be good to know.
                            I guess bonne soiree is the anchor of that place at this point. Oh, and the dismal Penang.

                            1. re: LulusMom

                              I think Bliss is fine - not outstanding, but decent. I prefer Daisy Cakes, but if you're desperate for a cupcake, Bliss will fit the bill.

                            2. re: burgeoningfoodie

                              Sandwhich hasn't moved. At least not according to their blog, they haven't.

                              1. re: tamalesfordinner

                                They haven't yet but they are soon. They're moving to Franklin Street (old Patio Loco) sometime this spring.

                            3. re: romansperson

                              Half the parking lot at the Courtyard was still closed off on Thursday. Vimala's Curryblossom Café is supposed to move into Sandwhich's space when they move to their new space next to McDonald's.