Welcome to my new series of blog posts where I review some pancakes when travelling around the globe. I recently was in Paris – the city I would call the European capital of pancakes. There is plenty of places to find amazing pancake portions in Paris – french creperies are restaurants offering mainly salty and sweet pancake portions. Big boulevards and streets are also great places to find delicious crepes so don’t hesitate to try crepes just around the corner.
I gathered few different type of pancake spots; a traditional breton creperie, a confectionery and a modern, international creperie.
Here comes some tips for pancaking in Paris!
15 Rue des Trois Frères – 18ème arrondissement Montmartre
I spotted this traditional french creperie from TripAdvisor already before our trip. I am a big fan of reading food reviews and taking tips for travel destinations. Even though I’ve been in Paris the restaurant scene of the city is huge and even the locals struggle to be aware of the places to be. French people love all kind of crepes and it is common to eat them as a lunch.
We spent a day in Montmartre district and ate lunch in Creperie Broceliande which is nearby Sacre Cœur Basilisca. The creperie is quite small and opens just before lunch so be ready to eat an early lunch to get a table. The atmosphere is cozy and friendly and the staff speaks good English. We ordered two traditional meals – Crepe Parisien and Crepe Auvergnate. I am a huge fan of french artisan ciders and it is a must to eat salty crepes with tasty, dry cider. The texture of traditional breton crepes is crunchy and very tasteful because of special flours they use in the mixture. Creperie Brocaliande offers also lots of sweet variants in their menu, but I recommend to eat a proper meal there.
Boulevard des Italiens – 9ème arrondissement Opéra & Pigalle
There is endless amount of all kind of confectioneries in Paris. As a teenager travelling first time in France I probably fed myself with Nutella crepes whole week. I still love to get one or two crepes from these lovely shops. We stayed in hotel at Opera district so this cute Confiserie Traditionelle was on our way to hotel after a long day full of shopping.
My favourite choices from confectioneries are crepes with french traditional apple jam, plain sugar or Nutella. This time I choose something bit different – Crepe avec Nutella and banana. Very nice combination indeed! Fans of Nutella should try out this one.
4 Rue de Surène – 8ème arrondissement Champs Elysées
Last day of our trip we dropped by this fabulous restaurant – Crepe Avenue. It is nearby Champs Elysées and even after spending the morning at Laduree I had to get some last bites of french crepes. And I’m glad I did. Crepe Avenue was a delightful surprise – A modern creperie with some international twist in their menu like Crepe Snickers or Rockyroad.
The service was excellent and the waiter recommended me to order his favourite portion with caramelised apple. Honestly… one of the best crepes I’ve ever eaten. A big recommendation to drop by when you’re hanging around Champs Elysées district.