Cups and Crepes on Fry St. has been supplying Denton with French a.m. delicacies for several years now. For a while there, they kind of faded out of our consciousness, but recently they closed down for a few months to make some changes. We scoped the place out over the weekend and were super happy with our experiences. Read on for more breakfast-y goodness!
We here at WDDI love our Crepes. Some of us have problems with the French (and some of us make them mad on Facebook), but we all love crepes. One of the reasons we gave up on Cups and Crepes in the past was the long wait to get food. We remember waiting up to forty five minutes on one occasion. This doesn't appear to be an issue any more. Service was friendly and we had our order super fast.
The crepes we're never really an issue, but since reopening they seem to be even more delicious. Above you see the lemon curd crepe with fresh berries and whipped cream. It had just the right balance of sweetness and tartness.
When we first walked up, we were happy to see a familiar face in the ever-positive visage Aaron Aguilar of the currently-cocooned Shift Coffee. Those Shift peeps have apparently been bringing their coffee nerdery to many places in town (read: Big Mike's). At Cups and Crepes, you now have the opportunity to have your coffee brewed via a variety of different methods including Chemex and siphon. We were even asked what type of filter we prefer for our Chemex (bleached, yo).
C & C is also now serving Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters beans from big D. We had a very bright cup of Songea Peaberry which was delightful and tasted as close to champagne as a cup of brew made from roasted beans can get.
We also enjoyed a huddy (think of an omelette but with hash browns in lieu of eggs) with Gouda cheese which was meat-free, but we didn't even notice (we're big fans of bacon at WDDI). The eggs were perfectly oozy and the salsa added a nice component.
The special of the day was a s'more crepe with maple cream, chocolate drizzle, and a sprinkling of graham crackers on top. It sounds like overkill as far as sweetness goes, but it worked.
The inside of the restaurant didn't appear to have much redone. It's still a living room of a cool old house that seems as if it could be made into something much more than it currently is. Thankfully, sitting on the patio on a quiet spring morning was wonderful.
At around $7/crepe, the prices seemed a bit high for Denton, but the food was worth every penny.
We're happy that Cups and Crepes seems to be around for the long haul. They've got a good thing going and an interesting selection of Crepes. We also heard a few exciting things about the future of Shift Coffee, but we'll save that for a later post.