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First bite: Savor Creperie opens in downtown Tacoma

A ham and gruyere crepe with asparagus and a dijon spiked creme fraiche.
A ham and gruyere crepe with asparagus and a dijon spiked creme fraiche.

Some chefs treat crepes like tortillas, using them as roll-up sandwich wrappers. Others serve crepes as open-face affairs. I’ve even seen a chef turn a tower of crepes into a cake (called a mille crepe cake). At Savor Tacoma Creperie, which opened in downtown Tacoma yesterday, crepes were served as folded-over envelopes, warm pockets spilling thinly sliced meats, melted cheeses, saucy drizzles and fresh herbs. The crepes were exactly what I’d hoped for.

Savor is a cafe everyone should put on their must-visit list, if not because of fair pricing, then because the crepes were well tended – even on a busy opening day with a line out the door. The crepes tasted tender with a gentle bite, came with thoughtfully composed flavors and fresh herbs peppered every plate. Savory crepes were around $8-$9, with a side of dressed greens. Sweet crepes were even better deals in the $7-$8 range (see the menu below). Read more »


Opening Thursday: Savor Creperie in downtown Tacoma

Savor Creperie plans to open this Thursday. Expect a casual eatery with prices solidly under $10. The menu will list a dozen each of savory and sweet crepes, a short list of crepe scrambles and liege waffles.

While the doors won’t officially open until Thursday, the restaurant has been open by invitation since Friday, when owner Tom Vigue hosted a tasting part for 35 invited guests. Earlier today, workers were turning away curious passers-by, saying they were only serving by invitation today. A display window showed a busy kitchen inside with line cooks dressed in chef whites and toques. Staff workers were outfitted in formal attire, complete with pastel ties against white dress shirts. Read more »


Opening delay: Savor Creperie plans April debut in downtown Tacoma

Construction delays have moved the opening of Savor Creperie forward an additional month. The creperie will operate in the University of Washington Tacoma neighborhood. Owner Tom Vigue said he’s expecting to be serving crepes by early April. Vigue said last fall he planned to open by January, but turning the former bookstore into a restaurant space has taken longer than previously expected. Vigue, a newcomer to Tacoma, described his menu as something like what one would find in the many walk-in creperies that pepper Vancouver B.C. Read more »


UWT dining: Crepes, pho and frozen yogurt on the way to downtown Tacoma

In my inbox from the University of Washington Tacoma this morning is an announcement downtown eaters will love to read – three new restaurants are coming to the campus. I’ve already reported on one, Savor Creperie, which has delayed its opening from January to March. Even better news than a much needed creperie in that neighborhood is that downtown diners will be getting another pho restaurant – and it’s a local restaurant chain pho lovers will recognize. Read more »


Opening in downtown Tacoma – Savor Creperie

Coming to downtown Tacoma in January – Savor, a creperie that will operate at 1916 Pacific Ave. Think of this creperie as the kind found all over Vancouver B.C. – small cafes where diners order at the counter and take a table as their crepe is made to order on a griddle.

Owner Tom Vigue is new to Tacoma, but not to restaurants. Before moving here this year, he operated Chef Appeal in Richmond, Va., and worked in corporate chef positions with hotels and senior communities before and after he owned the restaurant and catering company. Read more »