The newest Sofi's Crepes is one-week-old today. The cute eatery is tucked along a walkway in the Brown's Wharf complex off Thames Street in Fells Point.
The décor, pictured below, is bright and colorful with tables and counters for indoor dining. There's outdoor seating when the weather warms. And carryout is also available.
This Sofi's is open on Fridays and Saturdays until 2 a.m., which is great for the neighborhood's hungry bar crowd who can place orders at a walk-up window. The crêpes are conveniently wrapped in foil for easy munching.
Sofi's Crepes has several locations around town, including the original restaurant near the Charles Theater. This one (1627 Thames St., 410-563-0471) is a franchise store owned by Mike Calhoun.
Mike is a Baltimore native who got tired of "working for corporate America in sales," he said. He discovered Sofi's Crepes while going to the Charles. He worked at that store part-time, learning the business while searching for his own space.
"Fells Point is one of my favorite places," he said. "It captures the tourists, the local people, and has lots of businesses here."
The menu of sweet and savory crêpes is the same no matter which Sofi's you visit. This afternoon, a friend and I tried the "Classic" (ham, Gruyère, and Dijon) and the crêpe Florentine (fresh spinach, mushrooms, Gruyère, and sunflower seeds drizzled with pepper-Parmesan sauce), pictured above. Both were delicious.
We didn't stop there. We also shared a "Banana Royale" crêpe with banana slices and just-sweet-enough homemade butterscotch sauce.
When Mike found out we wanted to split the dessert crêpe, he offered to cut it in half for us. (He didn't know who I was.) Adding to the friendly atmosphere, he also walked around the dining area with samples of cinnamon-sugar crêpes for everyone to try.
Photos by me