Pancakelady reviews: Favorite crepes in Paris – PART II

A while ago I had a short holiday in my favourite European city Paris. I probably ate ten different pancakes during the holiday and I still think Paris is the best place in the entire world to find good pancakes, waffles, crepes… Whatever you call them. This time I also had an enormous pancake crush and found my new favourite brunch spot from the city of love. I wanted to pick restaurants from different arrondissements while we spent time in many places during the holiday. In general one thing I highly recommend when you’re eating in crepe restaurants is to order some good cider every time as Paris has such a wide range of different ones in restaurants.

Breizh Cafe – Le Marais

109 rue Vieille du Temple – 4ème arrondissement Le Marais

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I’ve been wanting to come here since my previous Paris trip. This place is very hyped pancake spot in Le Marais area and last time I visited Paris the line was so huge I hadn’t nervs to wait. We stopped by there this time at lunch time which wasn’t a good idea either. The place was pumped and the line looked pretty devastating but we ended up to queue around 20 minutes. Breizh Cafe Le Marais serves mainly traditional breton crepes and it has a wide range of savoury crepes. We ordered one dish with chorizo, tomato and mozzarella cheese and the other one with traditional combination; cheese, ham and mushrooms. Both tasted great – the traditional version a bit better tho. Breizh Cafe has a lot of different cider choices and we tried organic, small cider label that was a restaurant’s recommendation.

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La Creme Paris

2 Rue du Faubourg Montmartre – 9ème arrondissement Opéra

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This place looked SO PRETTY on Instagram and had gotten pretty nice reviews so I thought it was worth checking out. The restaurant definitely looked nice but the food was average at the Paris pancake scale. We ordered one portion of waffles and one portion of crepes. I was a bit disappointed that both the crepes and the waffles were already half-made before hands so they weren’t so good they’d be. In my opinion pancakes has to be everytime served immediately after cooking. Otherwise restaurant has really pretty decoration and cozy atmosphere.

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Breizh Cafe – Odéon

1 rue de L’Odéon – 6ème arrondissement  Saint Germain

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Saint Germain district is becoming one of my favourite areas in Paris as more I spend time in this city. I’ve heard so much good about Breizh Cafe’s pancakes and I wanted to give a shot for the other Breizh Cafe as we were at the Saint Germain district one day when we spent some time at the Luxembourg park. I didn’t try any sweet pancakes at Le Marais restaurant so I needed to get some. We ordered two classics; one with fresh strawberry jam and the other with dark Valhrona chocolate sauce and artisan vanilla ice cream. If you’re aiming to have a bit tipsy pancake lunch this is you’re place to go. I also have to mention that we probably got the best service ever in Paris.

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Holybelly 5

5 rue Lucien Sampaix – 10ème arrondissement Canal St. Martin

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Last morning of the trip we wanted to have a great Sunday brunch and I totally nailed it with my choice of restaurant. Like Holybelly’s website says – damn fine food and coffee. That wasn’t an empty promise at all. I had a feeling that this might be a popular brunch spot in Paris so we were sharply 9:30 at the restaurant – and it was a wise move because there wasn’t any queue. BUT when we left around 45 minutes later there was about 50 people behind the doors. Holybelly totally blowed our minds with its food and the uniq atmosphere as well; the decoration is on point, the service is great and the music was just like some of my fave playlists with old school Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Creedence Clearwater Revival. We ordered a Sweet Stack portion; pancakes with seasonal fruits, nuts and syrup and a combination of fried eggs, oven roasted tomato, sausage patty and toast. The pancakes were incredible moist and creamy, something between French crepe and American pancake in my opinion. That with fresh juice and coffee was just a perfection. When in Paris – go there!

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Pancake lady reviews: Favourite crepes in Paris

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! 

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Creperie Broceliande

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.

 

 

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Confiserie Traditionelle

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.

 

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Crepe Avenue

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.

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