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Going out with your friends and family can be a great and fun way to get to know each other. But it’s hard to know what places are actually worth going to. That’s why high school junior Prisha Mishra and I decided to go to Frodo Joe’s Petit Cafe to see if they’re worth the hype.
Frodo Joe’s is a small cafe located on Paseo Padre. Famously known for their sweet and savory crepes, they also have a variety of coffees, teas, smoothies, sandwiches, and more. When we arrived, we were given the option to sit either inside or outside. We decided to sit inside, next to the carved Buddha wall next to some flowers. The interior design of the cafe gave off a very relaxed and calm vibe.
As Prisha and I were seated, we were served refreshing lemon water with cucumber. To start off, we ordered a Thai iced coffee and a vanilla milkshake. We thought that while they were both good, the Thai iced coffee was a little too sweet. For the vanilla milkshake, it was more of a vanilla slush than a milkshake; however, they were both great. For the food, we decided to get crepes, a sweet and savory one. For our sweet option, we decided to get the strawberry cheesecake crepe, which included fresh strawberries and a drizzle of raspberry sauce. This crepe has a tangy flavor to it, and the bits of cheesecake gave it a very creamy texture. It is a great breakfast option that really wakes you up. We got the house special for our savory option. This crepe included avocado, spinach, tomato, and was drizzled with house-made pesto sauce. We would definitely recommend the dessert crepes, but we weren’t the biggest fan of savory crepes, as they tasted like dosa, a thin, savory, almost sour pancake. The crepe was very bland and it felt like the avocado overpowered everything else. We would definitely suggest getting a sandwich instead.
Frodo Joe’s Petit Cafe is definitely worth the visit. The crepes are very thin and crispy, and they serve a good-sized portion. The cafe is also a pleasant place to spend time, along with the great customer service. Although they are a little pricey, with each crepe around $11, they are pretty affordable, as the bill came out to $30 for the two of us. The next time you’re around, make sure to give them a visit.