The restaurant offers both savory and sweet crepes, with options for vegetarians. Unfortunately for vegans, dining at Sofi's is mainly confined to dessert, aside from the chick pea, cilantro, spring onion and salsa offering. Being fairly non-carnivorous, I can only vouch for a handful of the savory items, but the Crepe Florentine, a hedonistic mess of spinach, mushrooms, and sunflower seeds caught in melted gruyere and cilantro parmesan sauce, as though in liquid amber, keeps me coming back. As does the tomato, fresh basil and mozzarella crepe, seasoned with cracked pepper, particularly excellent on a cool spring evening.
The sweet crepes are the crowning glory, my favorite being the Crepe Suzette: a simple but transcendent pairing of orange marmalade and Grand Marnier. The Bananarama is as fun to eat as to order, especially if you are unconcerned with the state of your outfit. The challenge lies in getting more of the gooey banana, honey and peanutbutter (texture provided by granola) in your stomach than on it.
The menu is complemented by a thoughtful selection of beverages. Orangina for the Francophiles, hot and cold cider, the aforementioned iced coffee (you can get it hot too), a handful of teas, including an exceptional iced herbal sun tea. So, whether you're out for a film, heading early to one of the near-by bars, or escaping the reek and swelter of a Charm City Art Space show, Sofi's is a welcome respite; a sliver of old world charm and understated quality.
Savory Crepes run from $6-8
Sweet Crepes from $4-6