There’s a little bit of France in Sydney, in the form of a few creperies scattered throughout town. From lemon and sugar to heart-warming nutella toppings, these thin delicacies (from the right store, of course) draw in crowds for good reason. So here is the best of the best, to point you in the right direction for that next crepe craving.
Creperie Suzette keeps it simple, with seven sweet crepes and six galettes on the menu. The fit out is as much of a drawcard as the menu, with the cosy creperie donning a chic and rustic touch. The crepes are made from buckwheat flour and range from simple classics like nutella and fresh banana to exotic galettes like peking duck, spring onion and hoisin sauce.
34 Harrington Street, The Rocks
Hidden away in the CBD is Bonjour Cafe, a takeaway creperie residing in the Alliance Francaise de Sydney building. Here you’ll find a quick sweet bite ranging from exotic crepe combinations like The Fruitella (strawberry, banana, nutella and whipped cream) or classics topped with lemon and sugar, jam or nutella.
Alliance Francaise de Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney
Specialising in handheld Greek style crepes, Love Crepe’s desserts are more pancake-like than French crepes. Based in Pyrmont, the dessert bar has a modern fit out with concrete, white tiles and neon signs brightening the venue. The old school menu here reflects trendsetting combinations of white chocolate, custard, apples, caramel and crumble with customers also able to design their own.
104 Miller Street, Pyrmont
Arguably Sydney’s best creperie, Four Frogs is owned by four French men who have brought the authentic art of creperie Down Under. The creperies - which are in Mosman, Randwick and Circular Quay - use traditional techniques from Bretagne, the French region where crepes originate. Sweet and savoury are their specialty, with all the chocolate covered favourites and galettes with smoked salmon and chorizo.
Circular Quay, Mosman and Randwick
A 1950s style diner is usually reserved for American style burgers but crepes are the specialty here, which is home to the handheld crepe cone. The toppings are much denser than classic crepes, with savoury crepe cones of chicken and bacon. The most popular sweet crepe cone called ‘malt in my mouth’ is a must, with nutella, strawberries, maltesers and white chocolate.
137 Enmore Road, Enmore
Hugonette’s sweet and savoury range of crepes is very reasonably priced, and ensures that you’ll feel as if you’re wandering the streets of Le Marais. It’s hard to go past a classic, and their Sweet Hugonette, oozing with chocolate sauce or nutella, strawberries, banana and marshmallow, hits the spot. La Raclette savoury crêpe brings raclette cheese, prosciutto and spring onion together for an utterly satisfying snack.
17/82 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point