The Banana Nutella Crepe at Elevate Coffee Co. in North Phoenix Is Worth the Drive

Banana Nutella crepe from Elevate Coffee Co. in North Phoenix.
Banana Nutella crepe from Elevate Coffee Co. in North Phoenix.
Jenny Zink

Nutella has been appearing in all kinds of dishes -- from coffee to cheesecake -- for a while now. Elevate Coffee Co. in North Phoenix has its own offering, in the form of a Nutella crepe.

Cozy up in comfy chairs at Elevate Coffee Co in North Phoenix.
Cozy up in comfy chairs at Elevate Coffee Co in North Phoenix.
Jenny Zink

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We really liked the vibe, and the coffee, at Elevate. A communal work table was packed with patrons working and chatting. There was a good feeling to the space, like you could catch up with a friend over coffee in big orange overstuffed leather chairs, or sit outside on the patio on your first date before a movie. The only downside to the atmosphere of Elevate was a bit of trash talk overheard from the employees about customers not bussing their tables while we noticed several napkins left on the floor.

You may be thinking it's a bit of a cheat to add Nutella to a crepe. Anything with Nutella is going to be good. But Elevate Coffee Co. has a really well done crepe so the Nutella isn't necessarily a cheat, it is an enhancer. The crepe at Elevate was perfect in thickness and texture. We added banana to our crepe, which will add a little extra to your bill, but it was worth it. The chocolate sauce and powdered sugar was a nice touch and made for a pretty presentation.

Elevate offers bananas or strawberries on any Nutella crepe, but if you're a Nutella purist you can just stick with the good stuff and not mess it up with any fruit distractions.

Elevate is located in a shopping center off Happy Valley Road, so it might be a bit of a trek up for some, but the crepes and strong coffee are worth it.

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