Ever felt like going to a typical French creperie when in Dublin? Well, it is actually easier these days to find one of these great places in Dublin without booking a flight to France.
You must be wondering what is so special about a French creperie that you can’t find a regular creperie. I am a fan of all crepes, really, particularly when they are sweet. But when you order a savoury one, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. The ingredients use to make the base for the crepe are actually different and gluten free. They use buckwheat flour instead of the normal one we use for the pancakes.
And it goes way better with this flour! So I advise you to give a try if you get the chance!
You can also have your crepe with the typical cider (delicious!) or one of the ‘sirop a l’eau’ that are different fruit flavours that come in a syrup and are mixed with sparkling or still water.
I reviewed them using a PROS/CONS list and I added the price range where € would be cheaper and €€€ would be more expensive.
So, without further a due, this is the list:
French Creperies in Dublin
This one is my absolute favourite. It is really a French experience altogether and in beautiful Greystones no less.PROS: Huge variety of crepes, sweet and savoury, carefully chosen ingredients and cider, fruits juices and the staff is super nice.
CONS: I can’t think of any.
Le Petit Breton (Drumcondra)
It felt French, it was cosy, relaxing, French music playing while we were having lunch. The crepes were very refined, with the proper flour and they had cider, the fruit juices. The whole package. This one is definitely my favourite. The waiters were fantastic and it overlooks the canal. A really cool place.
I can’t think of any.
Paradis Crepe Restaurant (Smithfield)
PROS: The crepes are massive, like huge. The savoury and the sweet crepes are really nice and it really feels like the real thing.
CONS: The place is really small and they don’t have any ventilation. They put fried potatoes in every crepe and these ingredients make the meal a lot heavier. That’s probably not a bad thing but I found the crepes in this place more simple and less refined. They are not bad, they are just different and in bigger quantities than in Le Petit Breton for example. It depends on what you like!
Anderson’s Creperie (Drumcondra)
This is a super cosy place that has massive sweet crepes. It has sandwiches and the tea is fantastic being served really nicely.
If you are really looking for French food, you may feel a bit disappointed as this place feels like an Irish place. I asked for an almond croissant and they seem to have them (yay!) but only in the mornings. Crepes are good, but it didn’t feel particularly French. They are also extremely busy and you may feel a bit rushed to leave your table. It could have been the day, who knows.
So this is the list in case you miss La France and you want to have a taste of France closer to home.
Thank you for reading and hasta pronto!
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