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Mõtek (CLOSED)

Posted on | November 11, 2010 | 2 Comments

I really don’t spend much time on Saint Marks Place, so I was really surprised to stumble on Mõtek (125 Saint Marks Place at Avenue A).  Mõtek serves coffee & sandwiches, but the real draw are the crepes; available in both sweet & savory variations.

The place looks brand spanking new, but the guy behind the counter assured me that they’ve been open for about 3 months.  It’s a small space with a large service area, a tiny table in the back & a few stools & a counter to eat at along the other wall.

My buddy & I looked through the menu & decided on the Crepe Suzette ($8) as we had just finished eating elsewhere.  The menu includes loads of sandwiches served either on baguette or ciabbatta & range from Pesto to a Gravlax sandwich.  There are two large cooking surfaces by the front windows (window service or awesome free advertising, you decide!) & since the place was pretty empty, we were able to watch the whole process.

The sweet & savory crepes run from around $7-8 & as with the sandwiches, you can build your own favorite crepe.  $8 gets you 4 ingredients (additional ingredients can be bought for 75 cents).

Mõtek serves breakfast and has both lunch & happy hour specials where you can get discounted crepes and sandwiches.

The final product is a very tangy (both orange & lemon flavors) & slightly boozy plate of deliciousness.  They obviously know what they’re doing there (whether it be technique, equipment or ingredients) as the crepe was soft & fluffy.  I enjoyed my crepe there & will be going back to try some of the savory options.

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2 Responses to “Mõtek (CLOSED)”

  1. The Changing Face Of St Marks : East Village Eats
    August 13th, 2011 @ 2:22 pm

    […]  Mõtek, a small restaurant serving coffee & crepes has closed according to EVGrieve.  I reviewed the place last November & never returned.  Honestly Mõtek, won’t be […]

  2. San Matteo Panuozzo coming to the East Village : East Village Eats
    March 21st, 2012 @ 12:38 pm

    […] Matteo’s 2nd outpost (they have a location in the UES) will be taking over the former Mõtek Crepe shop on St Marks.  I didn’t know what a panuozzo was, but according to the website: […]