Coquette Creperie

As you know, we love Paris Crepe on Tejon downtown.  But I’ve heard such good things about Coquette Creperie in Manitou that I wanted to try it out.

Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs

Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs

The outside seating  area is weird. It’s like a big front porch but separated by a railing. You can access one side from one part of the building and the other from the other side. I guess the current storefront was originally two storefronts or something. I don’t really know. Also, the seating on the porch is along a skinny bar that runs along the front railing and then some stools. That umbrella in the picture above kept swinging around and hitting us. There are also tables and chairs on the other side of the railing on the sidewalk but you can’t drink alcohol out there. One more annoying thing, they have a menu outside like most places. But unlike most places that have it hanging up someplace easy to see, Coquette Creperie has theirs hanging from a hook right at the entrance. Not only do people block the entrance when they stop to look at it but they’re standing right in front of the tables and the bar along the railing. The whole outside seating thing is really terrible. But since I have a thing about sitting outside we did.

They have lots of unusual crepes and some other items like appetizers, salads,  and non-crepe breakfasts. They also have alcoholic drinks, which is nice. We had the crepes, which by the way, are twice as expensive as at Paris Crepe.

Mike had an Italian cream soda and the Maple Crepe. It came with potatoes that he said were really good. As was the crepe. The home-made Italian cream soda was also super-delish.

Maple Crepe from Coquette Creperie, Manitou Springs, CO

Maple Crepe from Coquette Creperie, Manitou Springs, CO

I had the Coquette Blintz which was blueberries and ricotta inside a crepe. It was really good. Like I said before, twice as expensive as Paris Crepe. I also had a latte which was just ok.

Coquette Blintz crepe from Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs, CO

Coquette Blintz crepe from Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs, CO

Coquette Blintz crepe from Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs, CO

Coquette Blintz crepe from Coquette Creperie in Manitou Springs, CO

Anyway, the food was really good. I get that they’re trying to be a “real” restaurant. But it’s sort of weird with a lot of crepes and some random items and then some drinks.  Also they need to work on their outdoor seating area, it sucks.

We’ll probably go back there again at some point because the crepes were really delicious. But they’ll never take the place of Paris Crepe in our hearts!

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Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs

As you know, I love Paris Crepe!

But don’t confuse it with the other two crepe places on Tejon Street. Those are all fancy and expensive. This one is casual and extremely well priced.

It’s located two doors down from Jose Muldoon’s, at 218 N. Tejon.

Also, did I mention you need to go here? You’ll be dazzled by the crepes!

Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs

Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs

Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Savory crepe menu, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Savory crepe menu, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

One of the owners making a crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

One of the owners making a crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

I’ve had or tasted just about every sweet crepe they have and manyof the savory ones, too. I am a big fan of the sweeet ones- all of them. As for the savory ones,  the breakfast ones are all good, the Mediterranean one is really good, and the steak and mushroom is delish. The pear and brie is my favorite of the savories.

Strawberry cheesecake crepe with nutella and whipped cream

Strawberry cheesecake crepe with nutella and whipped cream

Blueberry cheesecake crepe

Blueberry cheesecake crepe

Roasted pear and caramel crepe

Roasted pear and caramel crepe

Caramel apple crepe

Caramel apple crepe

Banana Nutella crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Banana Nutella crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Another view of the banana Nutella crepe from Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Another view of the banana Nutella crepe from Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Peanut butter and preserves crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Peanut butter and preserves crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Almond butter, chocolate, and banana crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Almond butter, chocolate, and banana crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Nutella with coconut cream crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Nutella with coconut cream crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Apricot, pear, toasted almond crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Apricot, pear, toasted almond crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Pear and brie crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Pear and brie crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Mediteranean crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Mediteranean crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Steak and mushroom crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Steak and mushroom crepe, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Also their lattes are perfect. The best on the block. They make them the European way where they put the steamed milk in first and then add the espresso. Also some other customer that was there last time said their hot chocolate is the best, too. I’ll have to have that next time. Which will probably be within the next 24 hours. From whenever you’re reading this.

Plus you can sit outside for a very Parisian experience.

Tejon Street at night

Tejon Street at night

Janel and her mom, Maria, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Janel and her mom, Maria, Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Sidewalk seating at Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

Sidewalk seating at Paris Crepe, Colorado Springs, CO

So, it’s downtown, you can sit outside, the espressos are excellent, the crepes are amazing, and cost just between $4 and $6 for the sweet ones, plus they’re open till 9pm everyday except Sunday, when they close at 4:00. So go already.  I’ll see you there!

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