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The best crêperies in Paris

Time Out's recommended restaurants and cafés for crêpes in the French capital

@ Bretons

Brittany’s most famous culinary export, the crêpe is everywhere in Paris. You’ll see numerous stands flaunting Nutella or ham & cheese pancakes across the city for about €4; but for the real thing, best with a traditional glass of cider, head to one of our pick of Parisian crêperie restaurants. If you know of any we've missed off our list, let us know in the comments box below or tweet us.

Our top three

Mad Eo

What's the deal? From the crêpe batter to the garnishes via the ciders and beers, everything here is artisanal, organic, largely gluten-free, sourced in Brittany and completely home-made.

Where? 19 rue de Picardie, Paris 3rd

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Krügen

What's the deal? The menu features Breton classics revisited, including the crêpe complète and galette with sausage, garnished with mustard, walnut pesto or onions.

Where? 58 rue de la Fontaine au Roi, Paris 11th

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Bretons

What's the deal? The menu has around 20 galettes and crepes to choose from, savoury and sweet, and all are made with organic buckwheat. Go for the galette with andouille and the chocolate and salted butter crepe for dessert, washed down with some Sorre cider.

Where? 56 avenue de la République, Paris 11th

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11th arrondissement
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The best of the rest

Breizh Café

What's the deal? Expect all the classic crepes, as well as specialities like the Cancalaise, with potatoes, smoked herring and herring roe, or the Charentaise, with goat's cheese, honey and salad.

Where? 
109 rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd

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The Marais

Candelma

What's the deal? Go for the €13 lunch menu: a savoury galette, a sweet crepe and a ‘boule’ of cider or a soft drink, with the choice between a ‘complète’ (the classic ham, egg and cheese combo), ‘From the Ghetto,’ (cheddar, beef, cider-fried onions, egg and homemade smoked tomato sauce), or the ‘From the Garden’ (cheddar, tofu, cider-fried onions, egg and tomato sauce). 

Where? 73 rue de Seine, 6th

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6th arrondissement

Little Breizh

What's the deal? Delicious crepes with creatively names (including Sea Chic and Say Cheese) and quality ingredients. 

Where? 11 rue Grégoire de Tours, 6th

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Odéon
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West Country Girl

What's the deal? Simple, classic Breton crepes like andouillette and boudin with apples.

Where? 6 passage Saint-Ambroise, 11th

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Saint-Ambroise

La Crêpitante

What's the deal? The house specials are things like the Timbaud (Guéméné Andouille sausage, tomatoes and onion and mustard sauce flamed with cognac) or the Rambuteau (scallops, leeks and samphire).

Where? 63 rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud, 11th

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Mamie Tevennec

What's the deal? Crepes are filling and very good by Parisian standards, choose from the Complète, the Bretonne (Guéméné sausage, egg, cheese and salad), or even the Sur le port de Tevennec, with smoked fish and marinated vegetables.

Where? 41 rue Faidherbe, 11th

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Charonne
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La Crêperie bretonne fleurie de l'épouse du marin

What's the deal? The menu offers a wide, if not exhaustive, choice of crêpes and galettes – the origin of the ingredients is carefully marked. Try the delicious goat's cheese, lardons and egg galette and the Gwenn ha Du dessert crepe, with chocolate that will possibly change your life.

Where? 67 rue de Charonne, 11th

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Charonne

Des Crêpes et des Cailles

What's the deal? Modest prices, a tiny yet charming space, several ciders and a choice of more or less classic galettes.

Where? 13 rue de la Butte aux Cailles, 13th

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13th arrondissement

Josselin

What's the deal? The area's star crêperie, and the one with the longest queues, the specialities at Josselin include the Couple - two layers of galette with the filling in the middle - and the dessert Crêpe de Froment, which comes in three varieties: classic (honey and lemon or wonderful caramel beurre salé); flambéed with calvados; or a fantasy creation oozing with chocolate, banana, ice cream and whipped cream.

Where? 67 rue du Montparnasse, 14th

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Montparnasse and south Paris
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Ti Jos

What's the deal? With an evening atmosphere like a jolly Irish bar, choose from buckwheat galettes with ribot fermented milkRoquefort and two fried eggs, the complète with added ham or with home made sausage, egg and cheese.

Where?
 30 rue Delambre, 14th

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Montparnasse
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Hungry for pancakes?

Pancake Sisters

What's the deal? Pancakes in all different colours, flavours, flour types and dietary permutations for breakfast, brunch and lunch. 

Where? 
3 rue Lucien Sampaix, 10th


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Canal Saint Martin

Biglove Caffè

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What's the deal? The fourth Big Mamma address stands out the most from its sisters – with a long list of gluten-free dishes (such a pizza with maize, buckwheat and rice flour) but especially, a rare coveted concept in Paris, an all-day brunch. Don't miss the gargantuan blueberry pancakes with buffalo milk ricotta came drenched in maple syrup – utter decadence. 

Where? 30 rue Debelleyme, 3rd

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3rd arrondissement

Tomo

Recommended

What's the deal? Who would have imagined that two pancakes stuffed with sweet azuki bean paste would send such a ripple over the Parisian foodie scene? Try several versions of these pancake patties, all made to order, with fillings like Guérande salt or matcha (green tea powder). 

Where?
 
11 rue Chabanais, 2nd

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2nd arrondissement
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Comments

6 comments
Leonie C
Leonie C

I need to plan a creperie-crawl, these all sound amazing!

Chloé L
Chloé L

Licking my lips already !

Huw O
Huw O

I agree with Greg. Des Crepes et des Cailles is just fab!

Frank D
Frank D

 I love the French cuisine, always visiting the best restaurants and bistros in Paris that you've listed, I found this great article also about the top ten restaurants in the city .

Top 10 Restaurants in Paris: http://parisisparis.com/guides/restaurants/