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Where to Find the Best Crêpes in Paris

Crêpes are delicious, cheap and filling but finding the good ones in Paris can be tricky

An emblematic dish of France, Crêpes are delicious, cheap and filling. Our guide will show you where to get the best crêpes in Paris!

Savoury crêpes are a great cheap, quick meal and they’re featured in our guide to Cheap Eats in Paris. If you have a sweet tooth then you’ll easily find stands selling them across the city. Just bear in mind that you’ll be paying a premium price and the quality does vary.

Where to get Crepes in Paris

Our guide features our favourite restaurants for Crêpes in Paris. Tried and tested, these restaurants serve up great savoury and sweet Crêpes as well as cider from Brittany!

Breizh Café

Probably the most popular and recognisable Crêperie in Paris, Breizh cafe serve solid Crêpes. Breizh (meaning Brittany in Breton) Café offers traditional Breton crêpes with a Japanese influence. The owners pride themselves on their quality ingredients from Brittany – organic buckwheat flower, cider, salted butter). Their Marais restaurant is adorned in traditional Breton features – wooden walls, floors and tables with maritime accents. Their crêpes are solid – I love their crêpe complete finished with salted butter and for dessert, go for their Crêpe Suzette. Don’t forget to order a small cup of one of their 60 ciders on offer on the menu to wash your lunch or dinner down! With over 11 locations in Paris (and many in very central locations) it’s a great option for a quick meal in Paris.

What to know before visiting

  • Open all day 10am to 11pm
  • Food served non-stop

Address: 109 Rue Vieille-du-Temple, 75003
Website: https://www.breizhcafe.com

Culture Crêpes

A small local, very traditional Breton crêperie in the 6th arrondissement, Culture Crêpes is a personal favourite of mine. Why? It’s actually the first Crêperie I went to when I moved to Paris in 2016. Located close to the Fontaine Saint Michel down the charming Rue Saint-André des Arts. The tiny, cosy, exposed stone dining room will transport you to Brittany. One of the cheaper options in this list, their Crêpe Complète is only €8.60 if you dine in. Their specials are all named after famous movie stars and include variations with Serrano ham, figs and honey.

culture crepes Paris

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day until 1am

Address: 26 Rue Saint-André des Arts, 75006
Website: https://www.culturecrepes.fr/en/

La Crêperie de Josselin

One of the oldest crêperies in the list, Le Petit Josseline have been serving crêpes for over 50 years. According to the owners, the recipe is simple – lots of salted butter and even more love. Situated next to Montparnasse, it’s a great option if you’re on the left bank side of the city. Their menu is simple and very French – don’t expect any fusion combinations here. I’d recommend trying their goats cheese and walnut combination – a great crêpe if you’re in the mood for a savoury snack!

What to know before visiting

  • Closed Mondays

Address: 59 rue du Montparnasse, 75014
Website: https://www.creperielepetitjosselin.fr

Little Breizh

A stones throw away from Saint Germain des Prés, Little Briezh is a reasonable and very charming crêperie. Despite being located in a touristy street, the exposed stone walls and wooden beams feel very Breton. Their menu has the classics and their own, brightly named, creations. All the crêpes I’ve tasted have been solid and their menu comprising of a salty & sweet crepe plus a cider is very good value for money.

little breizh creperie

What to know before visiting

  • Only open Wednesday-Saturday

Address: 11 Rue Grégoire de Tours, 75006

Brutus

Brutus is a modern crêperie and cider bar that have tried to do things differently. They’re the only restaurant in the list that offers a tapas format for their crêpes. If you’re in the mood for a drink and fancy a nibble then you can order their crêpe rolls to share – a genius idea. Their main crêpe menu is all about their own creations (although two are very classic). Their Paulette crêpe includes tajine style chicken, grilled aubergines, celery crisps and coriander and it’s definitely worth trying.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day
  • Non-stop service on weekends

Address: 28 Rue de la Gaité, 75014
Website: https://www.brutus-creperies.com/menu

La Crêperie Bretonne Fleurie de l’Épouse du Marin

The poetically named crêperie translates to “The Wife of a Sailor’s Flowery Breton Crêperie” and yes, they’ve definitely got a maritime theme going on. Located in the 11th arrondissement, the cosy and unpretentious restaurant make crêpes with quality ingredients (including the important organic buckwheat flour). Their crêpes are inexpensive (prices range from €3 to €12) and delicious. Goats cheese and honey work together seamlessly for a tasty lunch. Recommended if you’re venturing up to the North East of the city.

What to know before visiting

  • Open every day

Address: 67 Rue de Charonne, 75011
Website: https://www.facebook.com/creperiebretonnefleuriedelepousedumarin/

Do Crêpes come from Paris?

Crêpes don’t come from Paris despite them being a culinary symbol of the city. Their roots actually lie in Brittany in the North West of France, which is why you’ll often see the Breton flag inside Crêperies. They date bac from the 12th and 13th century where both sweet and savoury crêpes were apparently invented. Stories go that both versions were invented by a housewife who spilt porridge onto a hot plate, the frying porridge then formed what we know as Crêpes! However most historians doubt this version of events and it’s most likely an urban legend!

When are Crêpes eaten in France?

Crêpes are traditionally eaten on the 2nd February in France for La Chandeleur. In English this is translated as ‘Candlemas’ and is a Christian celebration which falls 40 days after Christmas Day. In fact, it’s the last event connected with Christmas.

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