7 stylish creperies to celebrate Candlemas

The best Creperies for Candlemas 2024

© Brutus (@brutus_creperies), L’atelier artisan crêpier, and Krugen (@krugen_paris)

It is said that not eating crêpes on Chandeleur would bring bad luck. There's no better excuse to indulge in the coolest crêperies in Paris. From traditional buckwheat galettes and sausage galettes to indulgent caramel salted butter crêpes and elegant truffle-infused galettes, there's something for everyone!


L’Atelier Artisan Crêpier

L’atelier artisan crêpier in Paris

Location: Beautiful parquet floors, comfy rattan chairs and sofas, globe wall lamps, cascading plants, cement tiles, and marble-effect tables: Mabillon's restaurant embraces the current décor trends, far from the clichés of the slightly outdated Breton crêperie. It opts for LOL posters and a laid-back service that makes you feel right at home.

Signature Dishes: Try the Alfred with salmon tartare, creamy potatoes, shallots, lemon, and chives (€13.90), the Arsène with truffled white ham, free-range egg, and Emmental (€13.50), or the Richard with goat cheese, caramelized apples, and walnut kernels (€12.50). Pair them with delicious artisanal ciders and pear ciders. Sweet tooths will love the finger-licking good gourmand crêpes like Josette with spreadable hazelnut chocolate (by Michel Cluizel, €9.50) or the excellent Yvette with caramel, caramelized apples, and homemade whipped cream (€8.90). Yum!

Bonus: No need to splurge on a one-way ticket to Brittany. L’Atelier Artisan Crêpier’s ultimate charm lies in its unbeatable lunch deals with a galette + crêpe + glass of cider or apple juice (€16.90 for simple Tradition recipes, €21.90 for more complex Exception recipes).

L’atelier artisan crêpier, 10 rue Mabillon, Paris 6th, 01 43 26 30 05, open Monday to Thursday from 11 am to 11 pm, Friday from 11 am to midnight, Saturday from 10:30 am to midnight, and Sunday from 10:30 am to 10 pm.

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The cantine bretonne

the Cantine Bretonne in Paris

Location: Located on the Ourcq canal, Simonetta and Maison Becquey's team ventures into Breizh-made foodporn. La Cantine Bretonne reimagines the classic Breton crêperie in a devilishly chic setting adorned with blue banquettes and beautiful tables.

Signature Dishes: Indulge in irresistibly addictive buckwheat galettes like an upgraded galette-sausage or the ultimate Breton foodporn hot dog with confit onions, mustard sauce, and fried onions (€12.50) or the Dana with lemony goat cheese cream, pan-fried apple slices, Emmental, Comté, honey, and nuts (€12). A successful #bikinibody operation!

Bonus: On-site grocery for shopping typical Breton products from top regional labels like La Maison de l’Armorine, Groix et Nature, and Marmites Lanig

La Cantine Bretonne, 22 bis rue de l'Ourcq, Paris 19th, 01 42 00 86 09, open every day from 8 am to 1 am.



The Fricotin creperie in Paris

Location: With large glass windows, cafeteria chairs, and a charming wooden counter, Fricotin is scenographically a Parisian organic crêperie at the heart of Wagram.

Signature Dishes: In addition to traditional buckwheat galettes like ham and cheese (€10), salmon-fennel-emmental-goji (€15), or homemade caramel salted butter (€6), they serve stunning bowls like the one with marinated chicken, coconut, and soy (€15). A delight for gluten-free enthusiasts in the neighborhood.

Bonus: Carefully sourced ingredients including organic buckwheat and wheat flours, free-range eggs, on-site sliced ham, and even artisanal coffee.

Fricotin, 85 bis avenue de Wagram, Paris 17th, 09 73 58 55 24, open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 3 pm, Saturday from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 10:30 pm.


Contemporary Creperie 142

The Contemporary Creperie 142 in Paris

Location: In an anecdotal setting with the main advantage of being almost at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (with a view, please).

Signature Dishes: Try the Pénélope, a fruity galette with red berries, mascarpone, and vanilla ice cream (€8.90). On the savory side, there are galettes made with buckwheat flour, from classics to incredible specialties like Quentin (mozzarella, egg, cherry tomatoes, arugula, and white truffle oil, €11.50), Jacquin (sautéed potatoes, raclette, Serrano ham, ham, chives, €12.50), or Séraphin (duck confit, Bazouge cabbage, cheddar, sautéed potatoes, parsley, €12.50).

Bonus: The chance to discreetly encounter local stars, starting with Mylène Farmer and the power couple Nicolas Sarkozy / Carla Bruni.

Crêperie Contemporaine 142, 59 rue Saint-Charles, Paris 15th, 01 40 59 84 01, open Monday to Saturday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm.



The creperie brutus

Location: A highly cool spot in the Parisian crêpe scene that rides on traditional Breton specialties with good vibes only. In a coastal Atlantic decor with a cocktail bar, cozy benches, and seagull cries in the background, it's a total change of scenery.

Signature Dish: Try the Eliane crêpe, a wheat crêpe samosa-style with homemade dark chocolate, pear carpaccio, roasted almonds, and vanilla ice cream (€8), best enjoyed with a good brut cider (€14).

Brutus, 99 rue des Dames, Paris 17th, open Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 7 pm to 11 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 11 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm.


Breizh Cafe

The Breizh Cafe creperie

Location: Breizh is undoubtedly the story of the best crêperie in the world. No less. A success story applauded by Le Fooding and Michelin, led masterfully by Bertrand Larcher, the Breton who shines with his refined "crêpe autrement" in Japan, Cancale, Saint-Malo, and Le Marais.

Signature Dishes: Try the amuses-galettes, a 100% buckwheat galette cut and served like a maki, to be enjoyed solo like rolled camembert with fig jam and walnut kernels (€8)... If you prefer a more traditional dish: the andouille de Guéméné galette, cider-infused onion confit, organic sunny-side-up egg, AOP Comté, and mustard cream (€17) is a must. More classic but divine: the sunny-side-up egg and truffle ham galette (€18.80) is absolutely extraordinary... Don't forget the salted butter caramel crêpe (€6.90).

Bonus: The ultra-sleek decor that never lets you forget you're in a crêperie. Note: all dairy products and cheeses are signed Bordier. Yum...

Breizh café, Abbesses, Canal Saint-Martin, Paul Bert, Batignolles, le Marais, Montorgueil, and Odéon, open daily from 12 pm to 10:30 pm.



The Krugen creperie in Paris

Location: Located in Belleville with a very local "concrete-Scandinavian" setting, this gem proudly claims its regional slow food culture and passion for its suppliers, both organic and biodynamic, with a selection of highly curated local ciders, beers, and whiskies.

Signature Dishes: Here, traditions are elevated. Try the special pork from Brittany sausage galette with confit and fried onions, light mustard, and mixed greens (€14), or the Tomme with Tomme de Savoie, farm bacon, caramelized onions, and mixed greens (€14). For dessert: the irresistible caramel-salted butter with Krugen's caramel (€5.7).

Bonus: All desserts can be made with buckwheat. Addictive!

Krugen, 4 rue du général Renault, 75011 Paris. 09 51 99 81 25, open Monday to Thursday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm, Tuesday to Friday from 6 pm to 10:30 pm, Saturday from 12 pm to 10:30 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 9:30 pm.



The Tanguy creperie in Paris

Location: Opened in 2019 by a pure Breton hipster, this adorable crêperie with pink walls combines the charming allure of a coffee shop with a hyper-foodie imprint. In short: the most coveted crêperie in the 10th arrondissement.

Signature Dishes: The menu proudly displays its Breizh colors with a list of meticulously sourced producers, starting with a butter artisan who also supplies Pierre Gagnaire and Olivier Roellinger. The message is clear. On the menu: perfect classics like ham-egg-tome (€9.50), andouille de Guéménée with confit onions (€13.50), or a complete sausage-egg-organic tome with mustard sauce (€14). For sweet wheat crêpes: a special shoutout to the caramel one (€6.50), perfectly balanced.

Bonus: A crêperie suitable for hanging out with friends after work thanks to its glam atmosphere, beautiful lighting, and evening soundtrack while sipping on author ciders and pear ciders, some dry and very raw (Coat Albret Extra-Brut or Le Gorvello Héritage at 7°) that rival the best trendy natural wines.

Tanguy, 15 rue de l'Échiquier, Paris 10th, open Tuesday to Sunday from 12 pm to 2:30 pm and 7 pm to 10:30 pm.

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