Where to eat crepes in Paris

Every day is Pancake Day in Paris!

Sweet or savoury, crepes are a favourite with everyone! Originally a Breton speciality, the galette – or buckwheat pancake – is made with buckwheat flour and served as a savoury dish, accompanied by a bowl (bolée) of cider, or apple juice for children. But for a sweet treat, there’s nothing like a crepe! Popular fillings include butter and sugar, sugar and lemon juice, salted caramel, and the famous crepe Suzette with Grand Marnier. All these and more can be enjoyed in the many crêperies in Paris or on the go from a street stall.

For a sweet or savoury snack or light meal, Chez Imogène in the 11th arrondissement offers a wide choice, including gluten-free and vegetarian options. At Chez Gigi, crepes are served in all possible forms imaginable, including the traditional way, as nibbles with drinks, in salads, as pancakes and with authentic, unusual or exotic fillings. Simply delicious!

And where better to try a crêpe Suzette than at Suzette et Sarrasin? You’ll love that wonderful aroma of orange zest, melted butter and Grand Marnier!

Crêpes orange chantilly © Monika Grabkowska via Unsplash

Football fans from Rennes – or anyone intrigued about that city’s speciality, the iconic galette saucisse – can find home from home or satisfy their curiosity at Krügen. The reputation of the galettes at Breizh Café is firmly established – and not to be missed if you want to be transported to Brittany! If you happen to be in the vicinity of the Jardin des Plantes and feel a bit peckish, try the Pot O’Lait for a tasty treat – a crepe served with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

Traditionally, cider is served with galettes and there’s a real gourmet’s choice at Brutus where you can taste more than twenty-five different ciders and a huge variety of galettes. It’s a child-friendly restaurant too, proposing organic apple juice, a kid’s menu and colouring-in activities.

With nearly one million Bretons living in Paris, there’s certainly no shortage of crêperies, especially in the Montparnasse district. Head for the streets around Rue Odessa and Rue du Montparnasse and you’re spoiled for choice. These are mostly traditional crêperies where you can soak up the Breton ambience and watch the buckwheat galettes being cooked on the billig (a special hot plate used for making crepes). 

In France crepes are eaten all year round, but Pancake Days here – especially enjoyed by children – are celebrated on the feast day of La Chandeleur (Candlemas) and Shrove Tuesday.

Breizh Café

Traditional French cuisine
109 rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, 75003

Breizh Cafe is a little slice of Brittany in the heart of the Marais district in Paris. The Breton crêperie sells a wide range of......

Crêperie Gigi

Fast food
4 rue de la Corderie, Paris, 75003

Dans le Haut-Marais parisien, à quelques minutes à pied de la bouillonnante place de la République, le chef de la crêperie Gigi......

Le Pot O'Lait

Traditional French cuisine
41 rue Censier, Paris, 75005

Savouries, sweets, crunches or fondants: good crêpes and waffles are hard to come by. They're even better if they are served with......