Where to eat good crepes and waffles in Paris?

Here, we give you our best addresses and, for the occasion, we’ve tested a number of new crêperies. Only those experiences that were totally convincing are reported here. We have selected only those places where the crepes are prepared “minute” and where the product is not artificially sophisticated to justify a high price. We have also selected only those establishments that serve crêpes on a plate rather than in a cone or disposable glass.

Creperies in the Montparnasse district

Rue du Montparnasse is the place to be for lovers of buckwheat pancakes and crêpes. And why is that? Quite simply because the crêpe is a Breton institution. Travelers from Brittany arriving in Paris by train would leave from the Montparnasse station and have a short walk to find a good crêperie. There are a dozen crêperies on rue du Montparnasse and rue d’Odessa. We tested 3 addresses and discarded one. The crêpes and galettes at the two addresses we recommend are, of course, made-to-order.

The crêperie de Josselin

In this crêperie, buckwheat galettes and crêpes are prepared in the purest Breton tradition. The setting, too, is traditional, just like in Brittany. Warm and friendly welcome, family atmosphere.

The menu is very comprehensive, and prices are quite affordable: from 6€50 to 13€50 for a galette, and from 6€50 to 9€50 for a crêpe. Of course, you’ll need to order a bowl of brut cider to accompany your crêpes.

My choice was a galette with Guémené andouille, a Breton staple. The galette is well cooked, fine and crisp. The andouille is of good quality, not greasy.

Galette with Guémené andouille sausage

La crêperie de Josselin
67 Rue du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Wednesdays to Saturdays from 11:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Crêperie les Cormorans

This is our regular crêperie and we’ve never been disappointed. The quality is good and consistent. The choice is wide. Prices range from 11€ to 15€ for a galette and from 6.50€ to 11€ for a crêpe. Service is pleasant and fast. What more could you ask for? For the occasion, I tried a caramel beurre salé crêpe: I was completely satisfied after tasting it

Crêperie les Cormorans
63 Rue du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris
Monday to Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The crêperie Suzette, in le Marais

I’ve been to this crêperie several times and tried it again for this article. It’s also an establishment of consistent quality over the last fifteen years. The menu is shallower than those of the crêperies in the Montparnasse district. The crepes and galettes are good, and the prices are within the norm, despite the fact that we’re on one of the most expensive streets in Paris. Count on 12 to 14€ for a galette, and 6 to 11€ for a crêpe.

Emmental cheese, goat cheese, blue cheese

The galette is very crunchy and the products are top quality. The same goes for the crêpe. Crêperie Suzette is a good address in the Marais for an affordable lunch.

Honey and walnut crepe

Crêperie Suzette
24 Rue des Francs Bourgeois, 75003 Paris
Monday to Sunday, 12:00 to 22:00

The famous waffles from Confiserie Méert

Founded in Lille in 1761, the Méert confectionery story really began in 1849, when Michael Méert took over the reins of the company after acquiring expertise in the cocoa, sugarcane, vanilla and coffee plantations of the French colonies.

Méert distinguishes itself more as a confectioner than as a chocolatier or patissier. Its signature specialty is a unique Madagascar vanilla waffle, available in lemon-citrus, raspberry, pistachio and Speculoos flavors, as well as chestnut cream.

The preparation of the waffle involves a dough based on eggs, flour, sugar, butter and yeast. The filling, composed of sugar, butter and vanilla, gives this waffle, a specialty of Flanders, a distinctive flavor. The Madagascar vanilla waffle we tested is delicious and truly addictive, offering a sublime vanilla flavor that seduces the taste buds.

Priced at €3.20 each and €19.90 per box of 6, this is still a reasonable budget for an original gift that will keep for ten days.

Anecdotes: General de Gaulle, a native of Lille, was so fond of Méert waffles that he had them delivered to L’Élysée from Lille. Marcel Proust, meanwhile, called the Méert waffle “La Madeleine du Nord” (See “Proust’s madeleine“). Joséphine de Beauharnais, Napoleon 1st’s first wife, was addicted not to Méert waffles, but to his pièces montées.

16 Rue Elzevir, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Sunday from 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

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