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Denton Eats: Cups and Crepes

Denton Eats: Cups and Crepes

Denton Eats: Cups and Crepes
April 22
02:12 2014

Caitlyn Jones // Staff Writer

Nestled among the rows of apartment complexes on Fry Street and jutting out of the trees is a cream-colored, two-story house. However, this is no ordinary house. It’s a Denton special: a house-turned-restaurant called Cups and Crepes.

The small space has a limited menu, but the quality of the food makes up for it. It serves breakfast essentials like eggs, sausage and bacon but as the name suggests, crepes are the specialty.

From savory to sweet, the mom-and-pop shop caters to both sides of the crepe spectrum. The restaurant is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and just recently decided to open its doors seven days a week to the delight of Denton foodies.

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Cups and Crepes is like Urban Outfitters: cool, hip and overpriced. That being said, you get what you pay for. It has two ways to brew coffee: through a Chemex brewer or a syphon. The workers talked me into an Ethiopian blend through the syphon. It was $5.25 for 3 cups, which is a little pricey, seeing as how most establishments offer unlimited coffee for about $2.50.

However, after grumbling about the price, my coffee was served in a large cappuccino mug complete with a fudge stripped cookie to dip in the coffee. I was impressed with what the syphon had to offer, bringing out the richness of the berry flavor in the coffee plus getting more than initially expected.

Be forewarned that Cups and Crepes does not offer table service. You order up front at the counter and your food is brought out to you. There is limited seating and I could see the place being crowded on the weekends.

The customer ahead of me in line suggested the sweet ricotta and berry crepes and I was more than happy with that suggestion for $7.25. As a side note, the restaurant is firmly on the Nutella bandwagon as the popular hazelnut spread can be added to any crepe.

It takes a while for the food to be served because cooks make it from scratch, but when the time finally came the waiter brought out two light, fluffy crepes stuffed with ricotta and topped with fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and whipped cream.

The first bite was delicious, the second sensational and the third heavenly. The meal left me wanting more but my poor pocketbook could not handle the potential purchase.

In a nutshell, the experience at Cups and Crepes was a good one. The people were friendly, the food was great and the atmosphere was “Denton-y,” a word I use to describe the laid-back, eclectic vibe of the city. However, if you’re “ballin’ on a budget” and value quantity over quality, your scene is definitely some place else.

Center photo: The house-turned-restaurant Cups And Crepes peeks from the trees at the location on Fry Street. Photo by Caitlyn Jones / Staff Writer

Feature photo: Whipped cream and a medley of berries sit atop two ricotta cheese-filled crepes at Cups And Crepes for $7.29. The restaurant is best known for it’s breakfast options. Photo by Caitlyn Jones / Staff Writer

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