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Late night dessert -- crepes & waffles downtown?

ekim256 Aug 19, 2010 07:07 AM

I'm looking for a dessert place in between Bay/Wellesley-ish and Scotiabank Theatre that's open later than 7PM. I want a waffle or crepe
A few that I know of:
Just Desserts (awful reviews online)
Crepes it Up @ Church & Wellesley (open until midnight). I think this is my best bet.
Cafe Crepe (most convenient location, but their crepes are only so-so)

I want a good, chocolately, dessert crepe with chocolate ice cream :P

Thanks!

Erin
http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/

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Cafe Crepe
246 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z7, CA

Just Desserts Cafe
555 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y3A6, CA

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    julesrules Aug 19, 2010 08:00 AM

    Neither of these are exactly in your boundaries but consider Le Papillon on Front. Also, years ago, I used to enjoy the crepes at the Movenpick Marche @ former BCE place - I usually went for caramel sauce, not chocolate, but the fruit and real whipped cream were good. After dinner things were much quieter there so the whole 'marche' thing wasn't as annoying. Reports on the recently re-opened Marche aren't great though.

    Edit: sorry, I just noticed that you specifically want chocolate ice cream. For that you might need to go to a special dessert place, and those do tend to be bad...

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    Le Papillon
    69 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5E1B5, CA

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    1. re: julesrules
      ekim256 Aug 19, 2010 08:55 AM

      ya...I am a sucker for chocolate ice cream. Vanilla doesn't cut it for me, really. I agree that dessert-specific places tend to be quite bad. I really wish that Summers or The Big Chill had waffle irons, it'd make my dessert cravings so much easier to satisfy.

      I might throw in the towel and go for cake at Frank's @ the AGO if I don't have time to back track to Crepe it Up...I don't think that Cafe Crepe is worth returning for.

      Erin
      http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/

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      Cafe Crepe
      246 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z7, CA

      1. re: ekim256
        chocabot Aug 19, 2010 11:06 AM

        The expanded Big Chill on College does have a waffle irons. If you're up on College, Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe has a waffle iron too.

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        Sicilian Sidewalk Cafe
        712 College St, Toronto, ON M6G1C3, CA

        1. re: chocabot
          ekim256 Aug 19, 2010 02:30 PM

          That's what I thought but my friend told me that I mistook their waffle cone maker for an iron!! It's too out of the way for tomorrow but I am going for a waffle from them very soon. I hope they make it nice and crispy. Wanda's was too soft, almost to the point of being mushy :( They looked good...but failed to deliver
          (Deceiving picture: http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.co...

          )

          I think I'll try Crepe it Up tomorrow.
          Thanks for the Big Chill tip, very excited!
          Erin

        2. re: ekim256
          ekim256 Sep 7, 2010 01:01 PM

          It seems to make sense to post the FRANK dessert link here too, so future chow-searchers can find it: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/732695?tag=main_body;topic-732695

          Hope this isn't considered spam.

          Erin
          http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/

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          FRANK @ The Art Gallery of Ontario
          317 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T I4G, CA

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        PhilH Aug 19, 2010 11:12 AM

        Art Square Cafe near the AGO is open until 10. Never tried it so not sure how they really are. Don't know if they have chocolate ice cream at all either.

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        Art Square
        334 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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        1. re: PhilH
          ekim256 Aug 19, 2010 02:33 PM

          I totally forgot about this place!! Hmm...choices...choices..Crepe it Up or Art Square?!

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          Art Square
          334 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

          1. re: ekim256
            ekim256 Aug 20, 2010 10:34 PM

            Went to Art Square tonight - did not satisfy the sweet tooth. Had the Very Berry, and while the crepe itself was good and fresh, the filling was lackluster and the ice cream was blah. Next hit will be either Crepe it Up or Crepes a GoGo

            Erin
            http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.com/

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            Art Square
            334 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

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          keshkul Aug 20, 2010 02:11 PM

          Not near your location, but the best crepes I've had in the city are at Crêpes à GoGo on Yonge and Yorkville.

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          Crepes A GoGo
          18 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M4W1L4, CA

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          1. re: keshkul
            ekim256 Aug 22, 2010 08:54 PM

            Thanks, I think that I'll be going there sometime this week!

          2. ekim256 Aug 22, 2010 08:58 PM

            So, just an update if there are any other crepe fanatics out there. I was disappointed in Art Square's crepes (but not a surprise to friends who later told me that their stuff is generally blah), it was a mess. I actually liked Cafe Crepe's dessert better, even though the crepe there isn't always super fresh. However, since I was so unsatisfied, I headed to Krepesz in Kensington - best one so far! The edges were crispy, the crepe's consistency was exactly what I was looking for, and it was neatly filled with a layer of bananas and Nutella. I could've taken a picture of the filling, but I didn't feel like unwrapping it just for that. For fun, I posted the comparison pictures here: http://cookiesandtomatoes.blogspot.co...
            Crepe it Up and Crepes a GoGo are next...:

            )

            Erin

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            Art Square
            334 Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M5T, CA

            Cafe Crepe
            246 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V1Z7, CA

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