We stopped at Island Creperie for breakfast before heading to the airport. Service was incredibly friendly and we each ordered a cup of hot tea while we looked over the expansive menu of various crepe options. With tons of savory and sweet choices, I was overwhelmed and wanted to try them all! Luckily, I spotted a combination item called Sweet and Sour Breakfast that came with a buckwheat crepe filled with two eggs, mozzarella cheese and your choice of meat or tomatoes, plus a sweet crepe on the side. I mistakenly thought I'd be able to choose the type of sweet crepe (chocolate, fruit filled, jam filled, etc) but instead it was just a plain crepe dusted with powdered sugar and offered with maple syrup. The savory crepe was huge and had unique flavor from the buckwheat flour. I chose my eggs scrambled and to have tomatoes, which was perfect with the mozzarella cheese. Frankly, the "sour" crepe filled me up so much that I barely ate the "sweet" part of the dish, but didn't mind. I really enjoyed my breakfast and it was perfect to fill me up before the journey home.
Keith chose the Big French Breakfast that looked like the classic European breakfast with a croissant, 2 crepes filled with strawberry jam, and a slice of French toast. He commented that the crepes were similar to what his mother prepared for him as a child. I took a bite of the buttery croissant and it melted in my mouth. The French toast was made from a slice of real nice French bread and was probably the best rendition that Keith has ever had.
I highly recommend you visit Island Creperie for authentic French pastries and crepes. The wine pairing and special dinners looked great too. Price was fantastic - as my cup of tea was only $1. Service was relaxed and friendly. They could tell I was not a local, as I "got lost" looking for the restroom, but they happily pointed it out to me (it is located outside, btw). I would definitely come back for more crepes and croissants the next time I visit Anna Maria Island.
Total Rating: 4.38
Food: 4.5, Price: 4.5, Service: 4, Ambience: 4, Accessibility: 4
What I ate:
♥Sweet and Sour Breakfast♥
a buckwheat crepe filled with two eggs, mozzarella cheese and tomatoes
plus a sweet crepe on the side
♥Big French Breakfast♥
a croissant, 2 crepes filled with strawberry jam, and French toast