Is it just us, or do you also begin to salivate when you hear the word “crepes”? Whether you imagine one packed with chocolate and banana or stuffed with an assortment of ham and cheese, these thin pancakes seem to satisfy any craving. To find out where to enjoy some of the best crepes in Auckland, check out our ultimate list below.
Nothing screams “French cuisine” more than vintage red and white checkered table cloths, which is one of the many reasons why Le Garde-Manger is a top pick. This adorably quaint restaurant located in Queen Street is the perfect place to let your taste buds experience the incredible flavours of authentic crepes. If you’re in the mood for something salty, their galettes (savoury crepe) are served with a range of toppings such as goats cheese, chicken, and bacon. Likewise, those in need of a sugar fix can enjoy one of their simple toppings such as butter and sugar or go all out with a special flavour such as Crêpe martiniquaise. This bad boy comes with banana, coconut, French vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce.
You can’t beat an ocean stroll followed by a freshly made crepe. Located one minute from St Helliers Beach, La Fourchette provides the perfect opportunity to get some fresh air before indulging in divine French treats. With four savoury and five sweet toppings to choose from, you definitely won’t be leaving the café feeling hungry–Especially when the cabinets are also fully stocked with mouth-watering macaroons. Breakfast dessert is a thing, right?
Crepes A Go-Go
Expect to wipe drool off your face as you watch your crepe come to life at Crepes A Go-Go. This trendy Ponsonby Central takeaway spot is ideal for a quick sweet or savoury treat. Although deciding between their 30 unique flavours might be a tad tricky, let us reassure you that not one flavour will disappoint. Whether you select their Aoraki Smoked Salmon or their iconic French toast toppings, you’re undoubtedly going to leave with a big smile and a full belly.
Get your calendars out ladies and gents, because you’re going to want to schedule an Odettes brunch date ASAP. Although this isn’t a French café, you’ll get to experience mouthfuls of flavour as you devour their latest lemon crepe. Topped with rhubarb compote, citrus curd and ANZAC crunch, this is a dish you’re not going to want to miss. The eatery also scores highly on their savoury crepe which is served with braised lamb shoulder and baba ghanoush. Although their flavours do change regularly, you can always expect their crepes to be top-notch.
The interior might be simple, but the taste is far from basic. Offering four go-to sweet crepe options such as lemon sugar, Petit Bocal will have your tummy feeling those warm fuzzy French feels. As they come served delicately on stunning plates, you’ll be blown away by the fact they taste even better than they look.