Crème de la Crêpe
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Mon-Sun 11:00 - 19:00
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- Brunch, Lunch, Dessert
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Recommended Reviews for Crème de la Crêpe
22 reviews in English
Review from Eowyn K.
We needed a break after walking around Covert Garden. This pink, cavern-like crepery is tucked into the bottom level corner. We ordered a couple of basic dessert crepes to share, chocolate and a nutella/strawberry (my favorite) as well as coffee. The crepes were nice, light and a nice amount of filling. They were not huge, a good size for something sweet. I do not think that they were better than other good crepes I have had elsewhere, but they were good.
They also had some interesting savory crepes that we did not have a chance to try.
Review from Danny W.
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Been here twice now and on each occasion I have the Banoffee Pie and both times they were AMAZING!!!!!!
The first time we went was on a Saturday afternoon which is not the best time as the place was rammed, unfortunately due to the layout you get inconsiderate people hawking your table and standing over you as you eat waiting for you to get up so they can jump in or if you sit on a big table and there is two of you then you get people asking to sit next to you which I absolutely hate.
The second time I went was a Weds at about 1pm and the place was empty so I reckon this is a weekend place?
EIther way the crepes were really nice and I will go again.
I do think though that they should re think the sitting arrangements but given the size of the place they have done the best they can.
Review from Laura N.
It's pancake day, and after a sneak-peek event last week, I knew *exactly* where I was going!
Créme de la Crêpe is not just another creative name, and after being introduced to this fine establishment tucked away in the underbelly of Covent Garden Market, I truly agree that this truly is as good is it gets in the crêpe department. The creme of the crêpe-crop, if you will... Oh... wait, what's that? You did already? Oh... I see. Right.
The only problem is deciding what to order: Are you going to be sacrilegious and order a (gasp) savory pancake? If so, you've gotta go with the Philly Cheese-crepe. Or the buffalo bill. Or the smoked salmon. Or the Italian Job. Or, or, or... (You really can't go wrong.)
In the sweet department, it's all about the banoffee pie. It changes lives. Believe.
*Quick tip: take a cheeky peek in the corner and you'll see a shrine to American goodies! Marshmallow creme, Mars Bars, Skippy extra crunchy peanut butter, Baby Ruth, Kool-Aid... Oh Yeah!
Review from Vicky L.
Lesson to be learnt- don't go to a creperier on pancake day. I was so excited after reading all these amazing reviews but my experience was so different we might have gone to a different place in a different universe.
I basically didn't pay good money to have a) very limited choice (and none of the ones I wanted to taste was available), b) overly thick pancake, c) cold fillings, d) unmelted cheese.
Total failure. And I was so excited to introduce my foreign friend to her first pancake day.
Creme de la crepe, you should be bloody ashamed of yourself for letting the nation down on such an important day. At the very least, please tell the world you were planning to publicly shame yourself on your interweb site.
Review from Melissa G.
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Oh December 18...How I will never forget you. We started off on such good terms. Our last day in London and it's beautifully snowing...and then snowing...and then more snow. And yes... then we were stuck in all that London Heathrow mess with no way out.
But let's rewind, shall we? A beautiful snowy day spent at Covent Garden. No better way to warm up after shopping in the beautiful winter snow than to get a warm cappuccino and lemon drop crepe (lemon and sugar) at Crème de la Crêpe ....
A beautiful little space, cavernous, yet still bright. Girly and pink, with polka dots everywhere. The crêpe was delicious.. nice and light, and the coffee was absolutely good. I suppose their negative comes out of their positive in that it is such a small space, it was difficult to fit all their customers in...and especially on such a cold day like December 18, there were certainly a lot of people trying to fit into the small space. We were lucky enough to find ourselves a little corner, and happily enjoyed all our yummy goodness!
Review from Leon C.
- 714 friends
This place is phenomenal. How can so much goodness can be crammed into one menu.The savoury list sings like a chorus of angels. The sweet list could give Satan a lesson in temptation. I went for the Philly Cheesesteak crepe. It was so good I could of dropped my pants and made love to it. Every mouthful was a mini orgasmic experience. No joke, I was in food nirvana. At £5.50 it was the most expensive crepe. It isn't a meal but adding a sweet crepe as dessert will leave you feeling satisfied like never before. My sources tell me the Banofee Pie crepe is a taste tingling sensation.
The cute cave like interior only adds to the wonder of the place. You can also purchase salads and smoothies, but really, you'd be doing yourself a major injustice by missing out on the incredible crepes.
Wow, wow, wow. There is a God in heaven, and he is French.
Review from Cate S.
- 30 friends
Here's the thing, folks. This place may be in the bowels of the Covent Garden Piazza, but it's worth the trip downstairs. Unfortunately, Covent Garden haven't sorted them out with a proper sign yet, but once you find Creme de la Crepe it is positively AMAZING.
Run by Nick, a lovely chap who reminds of of Jamie Oliver (in all the good ways) Creme de la Crepe is the kind of place I would like to live in if I didn't have any moral standards, respect for others, or regard for my waistline. I would like to live there, install Wifi, and eat savory crepes, the sweet crepes, and then savory crepes, and then maybe a smoothie all the live long day.
It would become my own personal Gluttony Palace of Shame.
Never mind how awesome the pink, black, and polkadot decor is - let's talk food.
The crepes are f***ing STELLAR.
Including delicious American-style condiments and sauces such as Buffalo Wing Sauce and Ranch Dressing, the savory crepes will bring anyone to their knees. Plus, with creative names such as "Buffalo Bill", "Cheeky Cow", "Piggy that went to Market" and "Love Hate Thing" (made with Marmite, of course) even ordering your crepe is enjoyable.
The cute wooden booths, alcoves and its retro, artsy atmosphere make this place one of my favorite finds in London.
Savory or sweet, salad or smoothie, Nick and his fantastic and friendly staff will not disappoint. And with your average crepe costing only about £4, I simply can't see where this place goes wrong.
Review from Maxine H.
- 5 friends
I went here on pancake day (I know, I know, I take forever to get around to reviewing things) and can't wait to go back. The selection of crepes, savory and sweet, is fantastic. I had the Italian Job, which is a savory crepe with goat's cheese, pesto, "sun-blushed" tomatoes, and rocket. A bit pricey at £4.95 to eat in, I didn't at all regret dropping a fiver on it. It was just enough to fill me up, and I paired it with Coca Cola in a glass bottle (so fancy). The wooden booths and large tables are nice, if not the most comfortable seating in the world, and although it's relatively small and there were a fair amount of people around, it didn't feel claustrophobic.
Plus (perhaps because it was pancake day?) I received a voucher for a free crepe! Speaking of which, I've got to go use that before it expires...you'll excuse me.
Review from Boon K.
Some of the best crepes I have ever eaten, with delightful flavours such as philly cheesesteak and banoffee pie!
If you have a preconception that crepes are boring and just stuffed with nutella or plain sugar, Creme de la Crepe will change your mind. I will definitely be going back there again sometime when I'm in the Covent Garden area and looking for a bite to eat.
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Review from Jed C.
- 5 friends
Creme de la Crepes is an interesting little place in Covent Market, selling the unusual but delicious staple known as a 'Crepe'. A native French snack very similar to pancakes, they are normally made with sugar in the ingredients and served with a selection of condiments.
Walking into this shop, you quickly realise that you're not going to be sitting down on site and eating one of their delicious crepes, due to the fact they have about 3 seats available. You can argue though that a crepe is a strictly mobile kind of snack, eaten out of your hands on the move. They sell a wide variety, including savoury ones, and the prices aren't 'So' bad, about £3.50 a sweet crepe (try the plain with honey or jam) and £4.80 for a savoury one. They sell some American only chocolate bars as well, though why you'd want to pay in excess of £1.00 I wouldn't know. Most of the workers are young, virile males so I expect they're targeting a female audience! So handsome...
Review from Aline D.
- 9 friends
Creme de la Crepe sells a delicious list of sweet and savoury crepes which you can eat in or take away. The place itself is well designed, with a simple yet funky clean layout. Stone flooring, sharp angular wooden tables, in cavernous white painted brick walls.
Their crepes come in al sorts of flavours and each have interesting names - they are an interesting take on the usual traditional crepes. For instance, Wide Load which has Mars bar, strawberries, ginger biscuits, and double cream. They also do Banoffee pie crepe, yum!
The savoury selection is very interesting as well, such as Fired Up with pastrami, passata, harissa, mozzarella, black olives and rocket. Or their Love Hate Thing, which to me sounds awful, with marmite, mayonnaise, cheddar, cherry tomatoes and rocket.
Review from Qype User (Minima…)
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Nice place to chill whilst browsing Covent Garden area. The space is designed very well in case you are looking for a little hide out either with your beloved newspaper, laptop or other half. The wooden decor strikes a great balance between contemporary and homey.
They serve super tasty crepes which you can either have sweet or savoury-seriously one of the best I've had in London. The fillings and toppings are of great variation and will fill up your rumbling tummy whilst pleasing your taste buds(click on the website to get going.)
The other option include salads, smoothies,milkshakes, coffee..
I recommend the Go Fishin' Salad and mango/passionfruit/pineapple smoothie (if you fancy ditching your crape date/looking to ditch some waist inches.) The staff are really friendly too, I completely forgot in what area I was...
Review from Qype User (The_St…)
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If you love crepes then this will be like heaven for you. The extensive menu has both sweet and savoury options and they also serve salads and other snacky bits.
I had the cheeky monkey which is Nutella and banana - I can definitely recommend it, although I did feel slightly sick afterwards! Other menu highlights include one with Baileys in, yummy!
The service is not speedy, but you feel like each crepe is prepared with care. Mine has just the right amount of filling and my friend said the same thing.
It's cheaper if you take away so on a sunny day I'd do just that. There isn't a huge amount of seating if you want to eat in.
Review from Qype User (Christ…)
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Best place for Crepes I found in London so far. They taste like a quick holiday in France. The Crepes are freshly made, thin and taste wonderful. The cafe itself is cosy and a very nice place to sit and relax.
Unfortunately it's not wheelchair accessible inside. There is a hidden lift at Covent Garden to reach the lower floor (ask security) but the cafe has two steps.
Review from Katherine P.
Review from Lizzie G.
- 1866 friends
Batter, it's a fabulous thing. It goes well around fish, with sausages and in Scotland, a coating for Mars bars. Here at Creme de la Crepe, hidden in one of the converted arches of Covent Garden's market, they spread it out on a hot skillet and make it into Crepes. Also know as pancakes.
Now in the unsuspecting spot you may not expect to find anything of a foodie dream, I mean who really goes here except teenagers and tourist, but you should not judge a book by it's cover. Sickeningly cute with pink and grey polka-dots, the little man made cave is suprisingly light and airy. Another element that caught my eye was the menu. Yes, yes we all know that Nutella needs to be in a crepe but these are "Creme de la Crepes", expect a "Cheap Date" with Balieys, and a "Buffalo Bill" with hot wing sauce and shredded chicken. It's mind blowing what these guys can put in a pancake. After reading Cate S's review and having Laura N practically march me down there for a crepe, I was very happy yet not completely satisfied with my Friday lunch... well on Pancake day I can eat about 5 pancakes, yup it's a family record! So here I would be paying almost £25 for a meal of pancakes, not great value for money. But saying that, as lunch for a little snack, trust these tossers they'll have you full of crepe in no time!
Review from Cleo K.
Review from cleen d.
- 10 friends
sweet crepes dripping with chocolate and strawberries are my kryptonite. and creme de la crepe left me a limp drooling female.
this is the perfect place to seek out while shopping around the market when you get that snack-urge. its on the bottom, nearby where the street performers perform to the cafe audience. it seems that this place is PACKED at all hours of the day. if you are lucky enough, you may snag a wooden table and eat indoors. it gets a bit toasty inside, though, and they do charge you more for eating in.
now, my heart still lies with "belly good" in japantown in san francisco, but creme de la crepe is definitely a close second.
also, if you dont mind a crazy frenzied crepe crowd, go on tuesdays at happy hour (6-7pm) and you can get 2 for 1 on all sweet crepes!
Review from Wesley H.
- 21 friends
Falmer, East Sussex
My friends and I passed by this place by accident on our way to the Underground. We decided to stop by for a quick dessert and coffee break. We ordered the wide load crepe and substituted the whipped cream for bananas.
First of all, the service was super nice and allowed us to substitute ingredients without asking any questions. Secondly, my friend ordered a double shot expresso and the girl serving us was kind enough to ask if she gave my friend enough expresso because the machine didn't pump out as much as it should have.
The crepe was DELICIOUS! The chocolate bar mixed with strawberries, ginger cookies, and bananas was the best combination! I shared one with my friend and it was the perfect afternoon snack. The price is reasonable and the food is great! The atmosphere is also pretty cool with several other cool/funny names for other crepes. I was very tempted to try another crepe by myself.
A MUST go for afternoon snack!
Review from Sophia O.
- 40 friends
Went passed the place and had this place on my mind every day since. I'm in love with the strawberries and cream crepe as the cute French girl that makes it for me always has a smile on her face. The texture of the crepe is fluffy and perfect with every bite. It's truly a delight and I plan on coming back here at least 3x before the end of my trip cz you can't get this kind of heaven in Houston, Texas.
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Review from Sunny K.
had an amazing set of crepes before visiting the NHM down the road. loved it so much, we came back for another set after the museum! good smoothie too. The sweet crepes are not as stunning as the savoury and the staff seem a little low on energy (though i can understand that, it not probably being someone's dream job to make crepes all day and all) but def would come back! nyum x
About This BusinessProvided by business
We offer our range of gourmet sweet and savoury crepes as well as salads, smoothies and hot drinks to eat in or takeaway.
In a world first, all crepes, salads and hot drinks will be served on celebrity-designed crockery from the charity, Whatever it Takes. Customers will dine from plates and cups featuring hand-drawn designs from the likes of Gwen Stefani, Coldplay, Claudia Schiffer, Heidi Klum, Paul Smith, Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor and many others.