It’s a new crepe & gelato place in Mt Lookout Square – it’s where Raymundo’s Tailor Shop was. They’re going to be adding baked goods as well. They have a special crepe in addition to their regular menu which you can find on Facebook.
One of the folks behind the shop is from Belgium – so the crepes come from his area of expertise. The shop is really cleanly decorated and has interesting photos from the renovations.
And we got to meet Amanda – one of the crepe-makers! She graduated from Cincinnati State’s culinary school. They have two bases – an egg for the dessert crepes and a buckwheat for the savory.
The Tea Time ($5) had seasonal berries, pastry creme and powdered sugar. It was a really nice start to the crepes. It was fruity and creamy.
My friend Danielle enjoyed The Spartan with turkey, gorgonzola and aioli ($7). I’m not a big fan of Gorgonzola – a little too strong for me – but I did like it. I wouldn’t order it – but it was tasty enough. Danielle though – loved it!
They also brought out their Belgian Breakfast with Nutella, banana and powdered sugar ($5). I don’t like Nutella or bananas so this was a no-go for me. I tried it but, as I suspected, did not like. I’m sure it’s one of their more popular ones – I’m just a non-Nutella girl!
The crepes are only half the story at buona terra – they also have GELATO! They took classes to learn how to make this gelato and they taught them well! Gelato has more milk instead of cream and has less air fluffed into it making it more dense than ice cream and this was spot on.
Yeah – every staff member had us try their two favorites. Danielle and I had to roll ourselves up Delta Ave to get back to the car! We definitely did not finish all of them!