It would be hard to overstate just how adorable this standalone house serving delicious French crepes is. Deep in the labyrinthine Soi 39, its clapboard interior and exterior of muted grays draws a sophisticated brunch crowd. A classic crepe of egg, ham and grated cheese is the obvious crowd-pleaser, but the kitchen also tries inventive combinations like scallops with asaparagus. The menu of other mains is short but sweet (try the beef stew) and the wine well priced.
It would be hard to overstate just how adorable this standalone house serving delicious French crepes is. Deep in the labyrinthine Soi 39, its clapboard interior and exterior are both painted a muted grey, with a sprinkling of yellow pillows providing the only touches of color. The palette’s restraint allows for a kind of country home style that doesn’t feel excessively frilly or girly. No shabby chic or industrial touches here, either. It’s all very clean-cut, down to the manicured landscaping of the outdoor terrace.
As for the food, crepes aren’t exactly hard to pull off—that’s why making them at home is so popular in France. Combine a fried egg, some ham, tasty grated cheese (B250), and you’ve got a real crowd pleaser. But La Creperie has all the details down pat, from the mustard-heavy vinaigrette that comes with the little side salad, to the rich fry up of fragrant mushrooms. The kitchen is just as comfortable with more elevated recipes, such as the crepe with scallops (B380), which come perfectly cooked and accompanied by delicious, buttery, fried leaks and crunchy asparagus. The actual crepes, which use buckwheat flour for the savory recipes, are also impeccable: striking a good balance between crispy and tender.
There are only four non-crepe mains, and the beef stew (B350) we tried on our last visit was marred by incredibly tough, dry beef. The presentation, though, with the stew served in a jar and the gratinated mash on a chopping board, is very cute. The sweet crepes are just as pleasing, although the pedestrian vanilla ice-cream and slightly stale white chocolate they are all adorned with are not up to par. Fillings, like the one with lemon custard (B220), can taste really homemade, though. Wash it all down with some French cider (B250 a glass or B790 a bottle), which is delicious in its brut (dry) variety. This may not be very complex fare, but with its charming garden terrace, chic décor and satisfying comfort food, La Creperie ticks a lot of boxes.