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“Crepes divine!”

Geneva Crepe Cafe & Bistro
Ranked #33 of 447 Restaurants in Kingston
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $16
Cuisines: French, Swiss
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Kingston
Description: A taste of Paris in the heart of Kingston.
Reviewed July 6, 2013

The food and the chef were both outstanding! We went in for a snack and had a Nutella, banana, and strawberry crepe. After the huge crepe, we wished we would have eaten lunch or dinner there. We talked to the chef and will be having the seafood crepe next time we return.

Thank MorganAndChristian
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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stopped by here on our way back to Toronto, hoping for a quick ~45 min sit down dinner around 6:40pm on a Tuesday night.

When we arrived, there was a table of 5 already seated and a table of two out on the patio. After we sat down, over the next half hour, a table of 3 and a table of 2 was seated. Overall, not a very busy dinner service.

There was one waitress, one head chef and one assistant cook. We ordered the specialty tuscan crepe and the gluten-free bombay crepe (chicken curry) with a side of roasted red pepper and tomato soup.

- the crepes were both very good, albeit the tuscan was a little on the salty side. I really enjoyed what they did with the bombay crepe w/ the dried fruits and overall, the crepe meal was very tasty. As per a savoury crepe type meal, they are not super filling, so beware if you are super hungry.

- the soup was a little weird... in that it tasted like sauce! I'm sure it was just personal preference.

UH OH...
- our soup came after 10-15 minutes of waiting... and then we waited... and waited some more. There was no one around to ask about our food unless we left our seats and went up to the cooking area to ask. In total, we waited for a total of 55 minutes for our two crepes. We were STARVING when our food finally came, but the head chef apologized when he gave us our food and explained that the bombay chicken had to be cooked from scratch as they had a really busy lunch service and that took 20 minutes.

When we finished and left, we pulled the head chef aside and explained to him that although the food was good, we were very disappointed with how long we had to wait for the food without a proper explanation. He apologized and explained again and offered a discount for our meal. We explained that it wasn't so much the discount we would have wanted; if we had known it would take that long, I would have changed my order. Overall, we understand the situation was out of the norm, and the head chef tried to do the best he could.

I guess that's why I'm still rating this a "Very Good". However, for good future business practices, although we appreciate the discount, what we would have MOST appreciated was being told that our food would take much longer due to unusual circumstances. If we were told right after we ordered, I would have changed my order and we would have been happy. OR, if we were told and I agreed to wait for the food, the restaurant wouldn't have had to offer a discount.

Overall... a bad situation turned decent. I wouldn't say AVERAGE, nor would I say VERY GOOD, but... a GOOD. I would go back.

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Thank ok-jk
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

We have always wanted to try Geneva Crepe Cafe and this father's day seemed to be the day. The decor was nice, seating comfortable and very relaxing atmosphere even though the cafe was packed. While it was a bit confusing when walking in, we didn't know if we should have seated ourselves or waited. We opted to go to the counter and ask and were told where to sit.

What I did notice is that there was only 1 waitress and only 2 crepe machines.
As a family of four I was wondering how they were going to serve 4 crepes at once.
This didn't happen. My wife and eldest son were served their crepes first; my youngest and I served about 12 minutes later. My eldest plowed through his breakfast crepe in less than a couple of minutes and naturally, was still hungry. But, at $14CAD each, too expensive to fill him up. I ordered their specialty, a chicken curry crepe. I was sitting close enough to see my crepe being made and wondered if they heated the curry first... sadly, no. So while the outside of the crepe was warm, the filling was cold/lukewarm. Hot would have been preferred. Be sure to ask them to heat up the filling if you choose this crepe.

I have learned crepes, for my boys, are not meant for breakfast. Maybe a snack between breakfast and lunch? Family of four we spent $60+ (with tip). Maybe the wife and I alone might try it again. But not with two growing kids.

Short staffed on Father's Day. Wondering why a couple others walking the floor weren't taking orders or doling out coffee/ water refills. It took nearly 15 minutes for us to get drinks. I felt bad for the waitress, she was definitely hustling.
All in all, if you're into crepes and there are only two of you, go for it.

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1  Thank NickcaNick
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

My wife and I just spent 2 days in Kingston and found this restaurant on the tourism web site. After checking the reviews, we decided to give it a try. It was so good, we returned for lunch again the next day.
The food is delicious, including the gluten free crepes and the staff are so friendly and go out of their way to please. They were even willing to substitute some of the ingredients for us.
We can't wait to go back!

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1  Thank Bruce M
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Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have passed by this place so many times and I finally tried it while my mom was visiting. As soon as I walked in, I could smell how good the food would be. We ordered a French onion soup, a blueberry and strawberry salad and I had the Talouse crepe and my mom got the vegan crepe. The soup was amazing and you could tell it was very fresh. The salad was also great, it was perfectly dressed and it was sprinkled with almonds and feta cheese. The crepes look like they are oily, but they aren't at all. My crepe was really good and my mom said she really enjoyed hers (she kept insisting she had to learn how to make it at home). It was a good size too. Along with the appetizers, it was a good portion. I left satisfied and not overly full. I can't wait to go back and try their sweet crepes!

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Thank Juicebox98
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Genevieve P, Owner at Geneva Crepe Cafe & Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2013

Thank you for your nice review. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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