Cape Town is home to a wide selection of spots that celebrate the light and delicious crêpe. The thin pancake can be enjoyed as both a sweet and savoury treat.
Here are 7 spots you need to check out in the Mother City:
Swan Café is Cape Town’s first authentic Parisian crêperie designed to make you feel like you’re walking on the streets of Paris. With a combination of sweet and savoury crêpes and a proudly French ambience, this makes for an unforgettable dining experience.
Must try: Luscious luc crêpe prepared with Ferrero Rocher, homemade salted caramel and Nutella.
Location: Corner Buitenkant and Barrack St, District Six
Price: From R55
Contact: 079 45 44 758
La Rozell french sweet and savoury crêpes celebrate the owner’s Brittany heritage and family recipes. Visitors will go on a flavour journey that will excite their taste buds and enrich their knowledge of this beloved pancake.
Must try: Nutella banana with homemade salted caramel.
Location: 8 Blake Street in Observatory and Oranjezicht Farmers Market.
Price: From R40
Contact: 079 480 099
Hang Ten Café
Hang Ten Café is a crêperie and coffee bar located opposite Muizenberg Beach. The spot offers a range of crepes to suit every tastebud, whether it’s a fudge, banana and almond combo or a savoury vegan option.
Must try: Alice in wonderland sweet crepe made with fudge, vanilla ice cream, hot berries and toasted almonds.
Location: Balmoral Building, 62 Beach Rd, Muizenberg.
Price: From R30
Contact: 021 788 2001
Fancy a crêpe? Have one in Crepe Town. The on-site catering company serves gluten, sugar and dairy-free crêpes that can be enjoyed as a takeaway or at your next private event. The best part? They prepare their crêpes with fresh, organic and local ingredients.
Must try: Nutella crepe with mini marshmallows.
Location: Neighbourgoods Market, Old Biscuit Mill.
Price: From R30
Contact: 081 412 8382
Dip n Dip
Dip n Dip is a dessert lover’s dream. From crêpes topped with delicious seasonal fresh fruit to ones with double chocolatey goodness, there’s something for everyone.
Must try: Specialty Dip n Dip crêpe made with fresh seasonal fruit, vanilla bean whipped cream and chocolate.
Location: V&A Waterfront Mall and Canal Walk Shopping Centre.
Price: From R75
Contact: 021 427 9045 or 076 823 4056
Although tacos are the main character menu item, their tasty crêpes are among the popular menu items. With a variety of options to choose from, you’re bound to find something that will satisfy your crêpe cravings.
Must try: Mixed chocolate fettuccini crêpe.
Location: Palmhof Centre, 105 Kloof St, CBD.
Price: From R115
Contact: 021 422 2092
Damascus Restaurant whips up crowd-pleasing crêpes with a Syrian twist. The restaurant offers a wide range of options, including ones made with chocolate, banana and hazelnut.
Must try: Specialty Damascus crêpe made with golden and maple syrup, tahini and roasted sesame seeds.
Location: 307 Main Road, Sea Point.
Price: From R95
Contact: 081 757 3148