Sweet and Savory Crepes in Philadelphia

Longing for a nice, long, inexpensive trip to France? Well, we can’t really help you there but there are a few places in Philadelphia that sell crepes good enough to make you think you’re under the Eiffel Tower. From sweet to savory, there is no end in sight to the crepe combos for your next snack or meal.

Sweet Crepes

The Ultimate Creperie

Though the New York Post does not agree, we’re sticking by Creperie Beau Monde as they serve up their crepes in the traditional Breton style. Whether you pick from the house recommendations – like banana, Nutella, and hazel nut ice cream, or cherry compote crème anglaise and vanilla ice cream – or build your own, Beau Monde’s fillings will have you skipping dinner. We wish their team luck at Tavern on the Green.

Creperie Beau Monde
624 S. 6th Street
215-592-0656

Rittenhouse Desserts

Close to Rittenhouse Square you’ll find La Creperie Café. This BYO makes dozens of styles of crepes from the traditional Citron Sucre with lemon and sugar, to the decidedly American Confiture et Pâte d’Arachide with peanut butter and jelly. To sweeten the deal check their website for a 10% off coupon.

La Creperie Café
1722 Sansom Street
215-564-6460

Frenchified Food Truck at Temple

The Creperie is a popular stop for Temple University students on the go. This crepe serving truck is open all day from 10am-8pm, making it easy to grab one for lunch or dessert any time of day. Try one with real cheesecake and berries, or add your own toppings like honey, walnuts, and Oreo crumbs.

The Creperie at Temple University
13th and Norris
215-778-4771 

Savory Crepes

Thai Crepes in University City

Pattaya in University City, right off of University of Pennsylvania’s campus, dishes out Thai cusine to the student-filled area in its quiet restaurant. Try their seafood crepe, Thai style with crab, shrimp, coconut, and cucumber salsa, in the greenhouse-like back room.

Pattaya
4006 Chestnut Street
215-387-8533

Art’s Favorite Crepes

Café L’aube’s meal-size crepes come highly recommended by Foobooz founder Art Etchells. He can’t get enough of the Le Malin crepe, filled with camembert, turkey, and honey roasted almonds. Art is also very sad they moved from their place on South Street to their current location in Fairmount, and he hopes to visit them soon.

Café L’aube
1631 Wallace Street
215-235-2720

West Philly Crispy Crepes

The Lai family’s Vietnam Café, a stylish restaurant in the Cedar Park area of West Philadelphia, is right off of Baltimore Avenue. They make a Banh Xeo appetizer featuring a crispy crepe with shrimp, pork, onion, and bean sprouts.

Vietnam Cafe
816 South 47th Street
215-729-0260
  • Daniella

    What about Profi’s in the Reading Terminal? My absolute favorite!

  • chris

    while the Temple Creperie’s sweet choices are delicious, It’s known more as a savory meal spot. just a few years ago I know it was 5 bucks for a fat pocket the size of a Lorenzo’s Pizza slice AND a big mountain dew. Definitely in the Ivy League of college eating.

  • TracyB

    Cannot get better tasting and filling crepes than at the High Point Cafe in West Mount Airy. The spinach, carmelized onion and chevre is to die for…and at $7 can’t be beat!

  • Julie

    And how about the fabulous, filling crepes on the first floor of Houston Hall (east end) at the U of PA?