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NOT: Breizoz, cnr Gertrude and Brunswick St, Fitzroy

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A little piece of Brittany can be found on Fitzroy in the form of Breizoz. This rustic, verging on twee creperie serves a large selection of sweet and savoury buckwheat crepes as well as specialising in French cider. The service was a little scatterbrained when I arrived on a rainy Saturday afternoon, but after I placed my order my merguez and tomato crepe ($11.50) arrived quickly with my non-alcoholic apple cider ($3).

While my crepe was perfectly cooked, Breizoz gets a NOT simply because I don’t think it represents value for money.  My fillings were toppings (correct me if this is the Breton way to serve crepes) and I literally received one emanciated sausage with a couple of tablespoons of spicy tomato sauce. If you’re the slightest bit hungry, I don’t think even two crepes would be enough, so a full meal with a drink could set you back anything from $20-$30.

I think you’ll find better crepes at Roule Galette and Harajuku Crepes.

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7 comments for “NOT: Breizoz, cnr Gertrude and Brunswick St, Fitzroy”

  1. [...] to do some research about the differences between a French crepe (as made by Roule Galette and Breizoz) vs a Japanese crepe (as made by Harajuku Crepes). Unfortunately the interweb was unable to throw [...]

    Posted by MEL: HOT OR NOT » Blog Archive » HOT: Harajuku Crepes, Shop 148 Knox Place, Melbourne Central | September 12, 2009, 12:04 pm
  2. I completely agree. I went there with a friend who works nearby, and neither of us had been before.

    The night we went, they were out of the merguez, out of cider, and believe it or not, out of ice cream!

    I had the ratatouille crepe, which was barely three mouthfuls, and then the chestnut flambe crepe for dessert, which had so much rum (was it rum? I forget) that hadn’t been burnt off it felt like I was drinking a chestnut liqueur. In a bad way.

    Definitely a NOT from me too. Although I hear the one in Williamstown is better… ah, I never learn.
    .-= Billy´s last blog ..Fuel Espresso Bar & Cafe =-.

    Posted by Billy
    Twitter: cloudcontrol
    | February 24, 2010, 9:17 am
    • Hi Billy

      Out of icecream?? There’s a couple of corner shops and a supermarket nearby, surely that’s a problem easily solved. Unless they import the icecream from France as well (highly unlikely).

      I wonder why the Williamstown venue might be better – presumably it’s the same ingredients, same business model (small servings of poorly executed crepes)?

      Jetsetting Joyce

      Posted by Jetsetting Joyce | February 24, 2010, 3:39 pm
  3. williamstown Breizoz is really great! i haven’t been to the fitzroy branch although i have always wanted to go and see if there was a difference…
    maybe its got something to do with the seaside location that makes williamstown the best place to enjoy a crepe!
    i had the apple crepe in w-town and it was so crispy and so delicious! highly recommended!

    Posted by brittany | May 1, 2010, 6:52 pm
  4. I love crepes and love this sub category. I think you need one for fluffy pancakes :D

    Posted by Grace
    Twitter: gracie.sia
    | November 15, 2010, 6:57 pm
  5. Hey! this is a few years late, but thought u should give it another shot, and try the Butter & Sugar Crepe. It is absolutely divine. There’s also another one called The Complete – ham, cheese and I think mushroom and that is pretty filling. Leaves you with just enough room for dessert.
    Funny tip – the time when the crepes are the most crisp is when this Indian/Sri Lankan chef does the cooking. ;)

    Posted by Liz
    Twitter: lixbeth
    | December 20, 2011, 5:44 pm
  6. Im leaving for Australia in a few days and thought id look into some places to check out. This sounds like kind of a cute place, but the kids will be a little put off if there is no ice cream to be found ! Thanks for the reviews, ill be sure to add my own !

    Posted by Thomas Mitchels | April 5, 2012, 7:30 am

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