Eating Out on New Year’s Day? Try Tea Tree Creperie

Have you ever seen people posting those very ‘Instagrammable’ photos of mouthwatering crepes on social media and wondered where they got them? Tea Tree Creperie, located in the 80 LMR complex on Lady Musgrave Road in Kingston, is the plug!

The only creperie in Jamaica, this French-fusion restaurant prepares delicious savoury and sweet crepes, breakfast, sandwiches, soups and salads; and an assortment of hot and cold beverages. One of the most attractive things about this menu is you don’t have to wait until payday to visit, because the prices are affordable!

It is one of the select restaurants that continues to offer dining all throughout the pandemic, because they have lots of seating both indoors and outdoors, which allow for adequate social distancing. Also, each table and chair is sanitised after each use.

The venue itself is different from any other restaurant that you may have been to in Jamaica. It has a cool, laidback atmosphere with indoor and outdoor dining and the most interesting part of the décor, graffiti all over the walls. Several visitors, including celebrities, such as Usain Bolt and dancehall artiste, Cecile, have all affixed their signatures and personal notes on the walls in the establishment- a work of art, really. Another cool feature of the restaurant is that you get to see your crepe being made right before your eyes, from batter to plating.

On a visit, my team and I delighted in the bestseller, the Smoked Marlin Crepe, which is filled with smoked marlin, cream cheese and pepper jelly (made in-house), then neatly folded into a triangle. The savoury and sweet flavours combined, created a flavourful fiesta in our mouths and it was easy to see why this menu item is the bestseller. We were told that people come from as far as France to partake in the delicious meal. Imagine that!

We also tried the Full-House Omelette which is rightfully described on the menu as having “everything but the kitchen sink”. It’s certainly the biggest omelette I’ve ever seen, hands down! Made with slices of ham, bacon, onions, bell peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, tomato, cheese and other ingredients, it was scrumptious and over-the-top filling! We also had an Italian Soda and a Frozen Mint Lemonade, both made from scratch. Both beverages were refreshing, especially the lemonade, which had a strong, natural mint taste and is also another bestseller.

Due to the COVID-19 restrictions island-wide, Tea Tree Creperie is open every day from as early as 7:00 a.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m., and due to even tighter curfew hours on New Year’s Day, they’ll close at 5:00 p.m. All menu items are available throughout the day.

Don’t forget to take your JN Bank card check them out!

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