We just happened to be in West End on a lazy Saturday afternoon, feeling a tad peckish, when we spied Crepe Kamon tucked into the corner of a string of shops on Vulture Street. If you remember the old days of West End before its gentrification, these are the same shops where the Chinese butcher was, across the road from where Trash video used to be.
We spoke briefly with the owner, Tomoko Oka, who said the shop had been open for a year now. We wanted sweet crepes, but the savoury crepes were too tempting to pass on so we ordered one of each. They were absolutely delicious. We’d been to Japan several years ago and still fondly recall the deserts from that trip. If you’re unfamiliar with Japanese sweets, they tend to be very light and not overpoweringly sweet. Crepe Kamon’s offerings put us in mind of that Japan trip: the sweet crepe was full of flavour and soft textures, and didn’t leave us feeling sickly from sugar overload like many crepes here in Australia do.
The buckwheat flour crepe (or Galette Bretonne , as it is known in France) is also available as a gluten-free option. The coconut ice-cream was superb, perfect on a hot day. Before we had our yummy dessert, though, we shared a wagu beef crepe (below) for $15.00. It came served upon the galette, with a bundle of lettuce, bean, tomato, sweet potato, avocado, and drizzled with a tasty sauce.
Crepe Kamon is open:
1/60 Vulture St, West End
(07) 3846 5443
Website: Crepe Kamon