Chandeleur obliges, a tour of the best creperies in Paris in reinvented atmospheres.
The cantine bretonne
The place: gable on the Canal de l'Ourcq , the team of Simonetta and Maison Becquey launches into foodporn made in Breizh. La Cantine Bretonne revisits the good old Bigoudène creperie in a devilishly chic setting pimped with blue banquettes and beautiful tables.
The signature: resolutely addictive buckwheat pancakes like the sausage pancake, but also the Breton foodporn hot dog like never before, pimped with onion confit, mustard sauce and fried onions (€12) or the Dana with creamy goat cheese lemony, pan-fried fruit potatoes, grated Emmental and Comté cheese, honey and walnuts (€11). For a successful #bikinibody operation.
The plus: the XXL heated terrace, ideal for a cocktail with friends with a sailor's Mojito and cider (€9) or a Celtic Spritz with elderberry liqueur (€9).
La Cantine Bretonne , 22 bis rue de l'Ourcq, Paris 19th, 01 42 00 86 09
Open every day in continuous service from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
The place : large bay windows, canteen chairs, lovely wooden counter… Scenographed like a coffee shop, you are in fact at the heart of the most Parisian of organic crêperies in Wagram.
The signature : in addition to the traditional ham-cheese buckwheat pancakes (€10), salmon-fennel-emmental-goji (€15) or homemade salted butter caramel (€6), we serve magnificent bowls like the one with coconut marinated chicken and soy (€15). Something to delight the gluten-free twigs of the neighborhood.
The plus: square sourcing with organic buckwheat and wheat flour, free-range eggs, hams sliced on site, even artisanal coffee...
Fricotin , 85 bis avenue de Wagram, Paris 17e, 09 73 58 55 24
Open midday and evening from Monday to Sunday, and only in the evening on Saturday.
Contemporary Creperie 142
The place : in an anecdotal setting whose main interest is to be located almost at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (with a view, please)
The signature: the crêpe suzette specially served for Candlemas (€7.90) with a topping of caramelized sugar, orange juice, butter, lemon and orange zest, then all flambéed . On the savory side, there are pancakes made with buckwheat flour, from the most classic to incredible specialties such as Quentin (mozzarella, egg, cherry tomatoes, arugula and white truffle oil, €10.50), Jacquin (apples hash browns, raclette, Serrano ham, ham, chives, €11.70), or the Séraphin (duck confit, Bazouge head, cheddar, hash browns, parsley, €11.70).
The plus: the possibility of meeting the stars of the neighborhood incognito, starting with Mylène Farmer and the power couple Nicolas Sarkozy / Carla Bruni.
Contemporary Creperie 142 , 59, rue Saint-Charles, Paris 15th
Open all day February 2
The place: a very cool place of the Parisian galette which surfs on the traditional specialties of Brittany version good vibes only. In an Atlantic coast setting with a cocktail bar, cozy benches and the cry of seagulls in the background, Brutus joins forces for Candlemas with mixologist Joseph Akhavan (best bartender in France 2016) for a one-night collab' atmosphere “ the Caribbean at Pornic ”.
The signature: samosa- style wheat pancakes, pan-fried pineapple, lime marinade to dip in a homemade salted butter caramel sauce (€7.5) and enjoy with a Cider Colada cocktail made with rum, water cider, pineapple, coconut and chilli (€9). Yum !
Special Candlemas offer available only on February 2 for lunch and dinner.
Brutus , 99 rue des Dames, Paris 17th
The place: Le Breizh is undoubtedly the story of the best creperie in the world. Not less. A success story applauded by Le Fooding and the Michelin, masterfully led by Bertrand Larcher , the Breton who shines with his “ crepe differently ” twisted with Japanese refinement… in Japan, in Cancale, Saint-Malo and in the Marais .
The signature : the Breizh Rolls , a 100% buckwheat pancake cut and served like a maki, to be enjoyed on your own like the artichoke rolls, wakame seaweed, scrambled eggs and Comté cheese (€14.50)... If you prefer a more traditional service: the pancake with smoked herring and small Saint-Malo potatoes (€14.50) is a must. More classic but divine: the sunny side up egg version, ham with truffles (€16.50) absolutely extraordinary… Not to mention the salted butter caramel pancake.
The plus: the ultra-slick decor that never reminds you that you are in a creperie. Note: all dairy products and cheeses are signed Bordier . Yum…
Breizh café Abbesses, Canal Saint-Martin, Paul Bert, Batignolles, the Marais, Montorgueil and Odéon.
Open continuously from Monday to Sunday.
The place: located in Belleville in a very local “ concrete-Scandinavian ” setting, this little nugget clearly claims its regionalist slow food culture and its passion for its supplier producers, organic or biodynamic, with a cider cellar, super sharp local beer and whiskey.
The signature: here, we sublimate traditions. Concretely: the Ille-et-Vilaine sausage galette (€8.50), the wholemeal with Guéménée andouille sausage or mushrooms (€9.10). For dessert: the Kouign, a pancake with bigoudène sauce, is a sensation, especially with salted butter caramel or potatoes flambéed with Grand Marnier .
The plus: two mythical dishes, the sausage galette (from €9) and the buckwheat kouign, the savory version of the kouign amann (from €12.50). Addictive !
Krugen , 58 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, 75011 Paris. 09 52 29 78 79.
Open midday and evening from Wednesday to Saturday, and only midday Sunday and Tuesday.
The place: opened in 2019 by a pure hipster Breton , this adorable creperie with pink walls combines both the charm of a coffee shop and a hyper foodie imprint. In short: the most coveted crêperie in the 10th arrondissement.
The signature: a menu that clearly displays its Breizh color with a list of producers with ultra-chiadé sourcing on the front page, starting with a butter artisan who also supplies Pierre Gagnaire and Olivier Roellinger . Mass has been said. On the menu: great classics such as the ham-egg-tome (€9), the one with Guéménée andouille sausage and candied onions (€12.50), or a complete organic tomme egg sausage and mustard sauce (12, €50). For the sweet wheat pancakes : special dedication to the caramel (€6.50), ultimately well dosed.
The plus: a creperie that can be frequented with friends after an aperitif thanks to the glam atmosphere, the pretty light and the evening soundtrack while sipping signature ciders and perries, some of which are dry and very raw (Coat Albret Extra-Brut or Le Gorvello Héritage at 7°) compete with the best natural wines in vogue.
Tanguy , 15 rue de l'Échiquier, Paris 10th
Open Tuesday to Sunday noon and evening
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