01 December 2011

Mother's Crepe - Adelaide, South Australia

Little old Adelaide seems to be coming of age. We have our first Mother's Crepe location! Other Mother's Crepe locations can be found in Japan, USA, Canada, Korea, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Amazingly, the only other Australian locations are in Sydney, Parramatta, and Chatswood in New South Wales. They came to Adelaide before Melbourne or Brisbane. I can't believe it!

Mother's Crepe is in Adelaide!

As you can see in the photo above, the Grote Street location is a semi-shared space with Chatime, who specialise in bubble teas. Mother's specialises in crepes. In fact they have 135 different crepe options on the menu. It's a good idea to include the crepe's menu number when ordering since many of the names are very similar. Check out the plastic displays (pictured below), the full menu located just past the counter, or the tv screens near the cash register to attempt to make the difficult decision of what to order.

plastic crepes

There is ample colourful seating, shared with Chatime. The booths look to be especially nice.

Chatime and Mother's Crepe seating

On our first visit, we ordered one of the Premium Hot Chocolate Crepes - #108 Strawberry, Custard & Bitter Chocolate ($5.50). We received a receipt with the Order Number listed at the top. While we waited for our number to be called, we watched the staff build their magical crepe creations.

the final fold

They claim that they only use Free Range Eggs, their whipped cream is vegetable based (50% less fat), and their crepe mix contains oat bran. We've only had one crepe so far from Mother's but I have to say it was fantastic! Our "bitter chocolate" was melted dark chocolate. They say that they use Hershey's chocolate and Nutella. The chocolate completely overpowered the custard, but it was OH.EM.GEE amazing with the strawberries. A definite winner! The prices here range from $4 to $7 for a crepe, which is much more reasonable than The Crepe's Story in Rundle Mall where a crepe costs about $7 to $9. Mother's Crepe also sell some non-crepe desserts which were much more expensive (about $12 to $15) but crepes are obviously their specialty. If you try Mother's, let me know which crepe is your favourite!

Update 17 Dec 2011:
We've revisited Mother's Crepe a few more times and have found that we really like the vanilla soft ice cream. We also tried the green tea soft ice cream which is nice too but the vanilla is the winner between the two. There are only about 6 ice cream crepes on the menu that come with the soft ice cream but I am pretty sure you could request it to be added to any of the other cold crepes as well. Here's #34 Caramel Strawberry Cheesecake Soft Ice Cream ($6.80):

#34 Caramel Strawberry Cheesecake Soft Ice Cream ($6.80)
Front & Back views

Update May 2012:
Sadly, Mother's Crepe no longer offers soft ice cream in their crepes. You can still get normal ice cream in your crepe, but I miss the soft ice cream. :(

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  1. These kinda crepes are very popular in Asian countries. I had some savoury ones in Rundle Mall several months ago, but am not really fancy about them. The sweet ones are good. I like the strawberry one too. :)

    Greetings from Adelaidefoodies

  2. Vegetable based cream sounds just a little bit weird for me. I would rather have full fat dairy cream:) Mmm.

    I think I walked past this shop on the opening night. It was decorated with flowers and looked very pretty.

  3. Yes, vegetable based cream sounds strange but still tastes pretty good. Have you tried it?

    Cool, the opening night sounds great. I think they had been open a week or so before I found them. They couldn't hide from me for too long though! :)

  4. Ah, I went there today! Soso happy that Cha Time was in the same building too and I loved the little eating areas~
    I tried the limited time strawberry mochi crepe, it was so damn good. Strawberries, cream, mochi (not sure what flavour) and readbean paste, omnomnom.
    I also had the same thought! Adelaide is....... well, an average city. I was surprised we came before the other capitals. :D

  5. Thanks for the comment Happi. The strawberry mochi crepe sounds interesting. I wonder if you can get it with the vanilla soft serve ice cream. Might ask next time. We're very lucky to have a Mother's Crepe in Adelaide!

  6. Love these crepes. I personally find the one on Grote St better and more variety. Very glad they decided to open in Adelaide!

  7. Me too Foodie Ling! what's your favourite crepe from Mother's Crepe?