Crackle Crème is a small, craft-style dessert cafe serving up artisan crème brûlée and authentic Belgian liège waffles in small batches. They are located right in Chinatown close to the Gerogia Viaduct. I came here with a few friends after work to indulge in some sweet sweet desserts.
The little shop has a few counter seats. Not idea for large groups, but since it was quiet, no one was here. It got busier later in the evening.
Their menu is up on the board but its only a small selection of what they have. Specialty items like their macaroons and different flavours aren’t up there.
You can even look into the kitchen to see where all the magic happens.
I ordered the trio creme brûlée, which comes with an assortment of 3 mini brulees. The flavours on this day was matcha, salted caramel and white chocolate rose. I like how the owner torches them up right in front of you.
We got the trio as it was a good way to try everything without getting too full.
Digging in, we love breaking the caramelized sugar on top so you can hear the delicious crack. The flavours were ok, but the texture was a bit off as it felt more goopy.
We all agreed that we liked it a tad more firm in texture.
I bought a set of 6 of their totoro themed macarons to go. They looked amazing and it really brought out my inner child. How can you not love Totoro.
The flavours are – Rose, matcha, jasmine, lavender, and black sesame.
My two favourites were the matcha and sesame. Other than that, the other flavours kinda tasted like soap.
The macarons were definitely cute but the taste didn’t shine through. These were definitely fun to take picture of for instagram, but I probably wouldn’t order them again.
Overall, I love the concept and the aesthetics, but the flavours and consistency of the creme brulee weren’t there.
We Rate Creme Brulee:
245 Union Street, Vancouver