Bon Crepe is located in Kobiniya on Robson. It’s a little dessert stall that you see once you walk in with some chairs and tables for seating. It’s really cute and you can order from inside the store or outside. I’ve been there a few times and the desserts are very consistent and not over-priced like some other places I’ve been.
Me and my friend were planning on getting crepes but then we saw their sign for parfaits and were like “Omg, hell yeah.” and order both the parfaits on their sign. I got the Matcha Parfait while my friend got the Pudding Parfait .
The signs (from the website)
Green Tea Parfait & Pudding Parfait ($6.95 incl. tax each)
Close-up of my Matcha Parfait
These were really good and substantial for their price! I’ve seen parfaits smaller for $9+! We got to watch him make the parfait and it was basically taking the different kind of foods out of the plastic storage containers and putting them in then adding in the ice cream. The owner took one order at a time so we felt bad for having to make him take the containers out all over again. But each parfait took about 3 - 4 minutes to comes which was pretty quick.
The Matcha Parfait was very good and I would get it again. The green tea ice cream and soft serve was so good, in fact, you can get the soft serve on a cone for $2.81. The green tea cake was okay, it was moist but the green tea flavor could be more pronounced it is. The red beans tasted average and the wafer was just there. It didn’t add or take anything away from the parfait, same with the pearls. The whipped cream came from those cans you can get from a store and the vanilla ice cream tasted like it came from a store as well. The cake on the bottom was your average everyday white cake but when you mix the whole thing together, it tasted really good with the corn flakes and ice cream.
The Pudding Parfait was also very good and my friend would get it again as well. The Caramel Pudding in it is actually sold for $3.34 on it’s own so getting it along with everything else in the parfait for $6.21 is a pretty good deal. It was very smooth and had a custardy caramel flavor and wasn’t too sweet. The vanilla soft serve on the other hand tasted a bit artificial to me and I prefer the green tea soft serve to it anyday. The strawberry was fresh and sweet but the rest of the parfait is pretty much the same as the Matcha Parfait.
We also decided to get a crepe to share as well because my friend has never had a crepe there before and I was raving about the mochi texture these crepes have. We had trouble deciding because there were so many but in the end, we got the Vanilla Ice and Cinnamon Apple Whip Topping crepe.
Vanila Ice and Cinnamon Apple Whip Topping Crepe - $4.72
This was my first time ordering this and it was so good. By Vanilla Ice, they mean vanilla ice cream but that’s not the good part, it’s the cinnamon apples! I’m not sure how they do it but I think they make it fresh everyday maybe. Me and my friend were expecting canned cinnamon apples or maybe even an applesauce but we got the opposite! These apples were fresh and crunchy, they were thinly sliced and coated with cinnamon and when you ate that with the crepe and whipped cream and ice cream, it was just like “Oh. My. God.”. It totally made this crepe. The ice cream was generic and I’m pretty sure store bought and same with the whipped cream. Btw, he put the whipped cream on the crepe then rolled it up which is why you can’t see the whipped cream in the picture, same with the cinnamon apples. The crepe was a little softer than the last time but I’m sure a little extra time on the crepe pan would have fixed that.
Personally, I would definitely come back to this place. It’s very reasonably priced for what it is, $3 - $5 for a crepe and only $6.95 incl. tax for a parfait. And if parfaits aren’t you thing and you don’t feel cinnamon appley, I recommend the Green Tea Ice Cream with Red Bean Whip Topping Crepe ($4.72). The green tea ice cream used in this is also very good quality and the red bean and whip with the crepe is absolute delish! And if you want something for a light meal, they do have savory crepes available. It is only one man operated though so if there’s a line-up, you may have to wait a while. The chef does handle money with his hands but he takes extra care to touch the food only with utensils so there won’t be any contamination. If you are to go, my advice would be to go on their website first (http://www.bonboncrepe.com/en_index.html) and make your choice before you go because they do have a lot of items on the menu and it will take you a while to decide.