Choix Crêperie Cafe
620 Collins St (laneway), Melbourne (map)
I’d hear whispers about a crêperie around the corner from work, near the Station Formerly Known as Spencer Street Station. I read Liz Cincotta’s Epicure review and thought “hey, it sounds pretty good”, so went down there the other day to meet my friend F for lunch. Choix is in the same laneway as Blufish and does a variety of savoury and sweet crêpes.
I’m sorry to say it, but this place got the thumbs down. The crêpe was pretty average: the filling of mushroom, baby spinach and taleggio was fine, but the crêpe itself was dry, leathery and flavourless. As you can see from the photo, all the filling was tucked into one fold of the crêpe – all the other folds were dry and empty and frankly inedible. As for the venue itself, I’m not sure whether or not it has changed hands since the Epicure review, but F and I found it an unpleasant dining venue because of the lingering smell of old grease and bleach. I think they need to invest in better ventilation! I don’t like writing negative reviews, but that was our experience and I’m afraid I won’t be heading back there any time soon... if anyone has had a different experience there I'd like to hear about it!