17 March 2014

Four Frogs Crêperie: French Galettes and Crepes, Randwick (9 Mar 2014)

30 St Pauls Street, Randwick NSW 2031

French crêperie hits the spot

“At Four Frogs Crêperie, we’re particularly proud of our galettes. These savoury crêpes are created using a traditional recipe, but what makes them unique is the highly nutritious buckwheat flour which is milled in the store. We maximise the taste, freshness and nutritional content of the buckwheat – which means we’re producing authentic galettes just like the ones our grandmothers made.”

These guys haven't been open long in Randwick but seem to be gaining popularity quickly as a brunch and dinner option. Decor is all about the red and white without the French blue and service is friendly and down-to-earth with mostly French accents both on the floor and in the kitchen. Cappuccino ($3.50) was enjoyable and quite smooth and the Plain croissant ($3.50) and Pain au chocolat ($3.50) are made in house and very nice for dipping into your coffee. There's quite an extensive menu of savoury galettes and sweet crepes on offer plus more on the specials board — so hard to choose. All the galettes had a nice crispy thin base which was also tasty. I liked my Chorizo, mushroom, avocado & swiss cheese ($16) and the tasty chorizo had lots of flavour. Smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese & dill ($16) was enjoyable and the Garlic gambas, mozarella, cherry tomatoes, peri peri sauce and spring onion ($17) had some nice extra flavour from the peri peri sauce. The galettes were light enough to thankfully be able to fit in some sweet crepes. Fresh raspberries, mango, crushed pistachio, vanilla bean mascarpone & maple syrup crepe ($15) was good and the Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream and Grand Marnier ($14) gets flambeed at your table so get your cameras ready for this one. Crepes were thin and very nice. Actually it was all 'very nice' and makes me want to revisit again to try more of the menu. It's hard not to like these galettes and crepes when they're cooked to order and done so well.

PROS: Galettes and crepes very nice, friendly and down-to-earth service, efficient kitchen turnaround, Plenty of seating
CONS: So many choices on the menu you'll want to try them all, Toilets are located upstairs so could be an accessibility issue for some, Street parking comes at a premium in this popular dining precinct, Tables are a bit on the small side, Cushions on the wall bench are a bit too thick to sit comfortably with them
MUST TRY: Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream and Grand Marnier Crepe
VERDICT: A good addition to The Spot for some tasty galettes or crepes served by friendly and polite staff which mostly French accents
Cappuccino ($3.50) — smooth enjoyable flavour
Garlic gambas, mozarella, cherry tomatoes, peri peri sauce and spring onion galette ($17) — quite tasty
Smoked salmon, capers, cream cheese & dill ($16) — nice
Chorizo, mushroom, avocado & swiss cheese ($16) — enjoyable and tasty
Plain croissant ($3.50), Pain au chocolat ($3.50) — baked in house, good flavour and nice soft buttery texture
Nice buttery texture and flavour
Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream and Grand Marnier ($14) — nice thin soft crepe, good flavours

Fresh raspberries, mango, crushed pistachio, vanilla bean mascarpone & maple syrup crepe ($15) — enjoyable 
Savoury galettes menu
Sweet crepes menu

I found the cushions on the wall bench a bit too thick and hard to sit with it comfortably. They were pushing me a bit too far off the bench. The bench is also set higher than the chairs so if you want to feel taller than your dining companion go for this side.
Ground floor seating
Upstairs seating
View of Randwick Ritz

Toilets are located upstairs so potential accessibility issue for some
Nice and clean toilet

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rawrenced said...

Love the French inspired look in the cafe, very petit!

Down To Feed [DTF] said...

Those dessert crepes look so freaking good!

Sherrie @ Crystal Noir said...

How can you not like freshly made crispy crepes? :D

Beryl @ PlanMB said...

love it how you included the bathroom photo!

Steph @ wtfshouldieat said...

I gotta go this place! I knew about this place recently..seeing your post makes me needa go now!!!

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