The music scene has become a hotbed, with a huge amount of talent born and bred in London hitting the UK charts, whether it be grime, R&B, UK rap or drill. With the successful venture into music, many would go into other parts of the business, whether it be social media influencing, clothing line or label management. There are however two artists known as Krept and Konan who have ventured into being restaurateurs and with that brings along Crepes & Cones. With amazing wordplay from both artists, the name of the restaurant is a great fitting on their talent.
Food - 6/10
Ambiance - 7/10
Service - 6/10
Value for Money - 6/10
If your looking for some soul food within London, then head down to Krept & Konan’s Crepes & Cones!
Price Range: ££
Telephone: 020 3730 6204
Address: 24-26 S End, Croydon CRO 1DN
Nearest Station: East Croydon
Located within their local borough of Croydon, Crepes & Cones has been dishing up food, drinks and desserts since 2019. Ever since MoStack belted out ‘Crepes n Cones’ on their promo tune, you can’t go by saying the restaurant name without saying ‘Ya Dunkno!’
The décor within the restaurant is of an interesting twist. Designed by the rappers themselves, the restaurant gives you a contemporary feel with brick layered walls and paintings plastered across all walls. All paintings and portraits have a significant meaning to the rappers, from a portrait of them as mob bosses, to a painting of Delroy Wilson. Look out for your majesty Queen Lizzy’s painting donned on the wall.
The most striking of all paintings is their devotion to the rapper Cadet aka the Underrated Legend, who passed away in 2019. With a bold statement of a tribute, it is very hard not to miss.
Along with their design, they have also sported London’s very own bus stop. A bus stop where you can chill under and have a look at the famous stars who have visited the restaurant. Have a visit and see who you can name.
The menu for Crepes & Cones has a few of each course, with varied options between chicken, beef and veg. Continuing with their wordplay, some of their dishes contain phases you would see in their own songs or are mainly used on the streets, this includes ‘What the Cluck’, ‘Incogmeato’ and ‘Sea me Rollin’.
Starters & Drinks
For drinks we looked at the menu for several minutes. There was me thinking we would order a different drink each, but low and behold, we ended up ordering three Delroy’s Island Crush. The restaurant offers both cocktails and mocktails of the same kinds, so no need to feel left out if your eyeing up a cocktail, but you aren’t a fan of alcohol.
The drinks came within a few minutes and they were looking very bright and colourful. With peach schnapps and mango and pineapple slush, the drinks were icy and tasting much like a slush puppie.
My friends and I decided to order a side each to share and a starter consisting of Loaded Fries, House Rice, Mac n Cheese and Popcorn Shrimp.
Starters and side came after ten minutes; however, we ran into a bit of an issue with the server questioning whether the food was ours. A rookie mistake calling one of the dishes under a different name, yet we were able to sort things out and start indulging into our food. Based on the portion size against the prices, I would say the food was not enough for sharing between three of us, nor for one person. Taste wise the food was decent; however, I wouldn’t suggest sharing due to the portion size.
For our mains, we all ended up choosing the same burger, because you know we all love our chicken. The burger we went for was called What the Cluck. Served within a brioche bun, a chicken fillet with cheese topped with salad is something you can never say no to.
Comparing the portion of the burger to the sides, this was worth the pricing. The taste wasn’t outstanding, yet it was great to eat. Burgers of this size normally get very messy with the fillet or sauce dripping out, yet this burger was made in position, no mess created.
Overall, it is the first attempt of the musicians entering into the restaurateur business and with an upcoming bustling location within London, Krept & Konan can excel further with this venture forward. With the extravagant design due to their creativity and uniqueness, the restaurant by far will attract customers alongside fans of the rappers. The food can do better with taste and portion size as this is a part which can do with improving. Nonetheless, I can’t express enough my gratitude to their latest venture, as running a restaurant like this isn’t an easy thing.