Named for the old Breton word for spatula, Spanel is a miniature port of call for crepe lovers in Griffintown. They offer a lengthy menu of sweet or savoury crepes with vegetarian, gluten free and organic options, including rolled crepes to go and buckwheat galettes. What really sets Spanel apart though is its spacious back terrasse, hidden from view and shaded with greenery. The terrace even stays open late into the fall season with free standing heaters, keeping clients toasty till the snow sets in.
Quick to produce and seriously tasty, the crepes Montreal has to offer—from sweet crepes to savory galettes—continue to be a staple of this city’s best breakfast and best brunch options (not to mention a pétenque pop-up staple). It’s no small wonder we continue to have fond feelings for these delicate cheap eats, and hunting down the perfect crepe is far from difficult when using this handy guide. You’ll find it all here, from French restaurants in Old Montreal doing the classic crepe justice to Chinese restaurants doing their own must-eat version. What are you waiting for? Roll up and tuck in.