Saturday, June 7

La Creperie Paris Cafe, Cebu City


My friends and I went to this talk-of-the-town French creperie in Capitol Site. I've been hearing a lot of good things about this establishment that they serve great crepes and galette.

What's the difference between a crepe and a galette? A crepe is a thin pancake that is made in a special crepe pan or in a griddle while a galette is a form of crepe made with buckwheat flour. It is also used to describe many flat round cakes of various sizes. That's a little trivia, huh?

A replica of the Eiffel Tower welcomes every customer before entering the cafe and will initially set the mood of being in Paris. When you get inside, you will instantly notice a touch of Filipino and French fusion because of its big furnitures made of wood giving it a homy ambiance plus the different views in Paris being framed and displayed on the walls together with their bottles of wines and French-themed books on the shelf. Plus, you get to listen to French-inspired songs which are supposed to be romantic but that night, I found the songs really weird. Well, maybe I was not used to it.

Looking at the menu, it is divided into two categories. If you are really hungry, you can go for Les Galettes (Php135-Php235), these are salted crepes made of buckwheat flour and if you are someone who has a sweet tooth, you can go for Les Crepes (Php95-Php135), mostly are made with fruits and drizzled with either chocolate syrup, salted caramel and nuts. However, if you are really craving and you want more, you can also Make-Your-Own or choose from their Les Combos (Php285), that's 1 crepe and 1 galette of your choice.

Here's what we ordered:

La Classique (Chef's Specialty) - Php170.00
This is made of ham, emmental cheese, mozarella cheese and egg. The cheese was really good but I did not appreciate much the taste of the ham and egg. This is seriously a challenge if you don't know the food that you are ordering. Imagine, I am supposed to eat dinner but what I was eating is a breakfast meal. Just a tip, do not order this if you are full. This is best paired with their signature coffee.

La Fermiere - Php185.00
This is made of bacon, mushrooms, emmental cheese, mozarella cheese and egg. The bacon and mushroom tandem made this so good. It is mouthwatering and a great combination for a full meal.

La Raclette - Php215.00
This is made of lardons (small strip or cube of pork fat), baby potatoes, onions, mozarella and raclette cheese. I am personally not impressed with this because of the smell of the raclette cheese and the taste of the baby potatoes but I was hooked into eating the lardons separately because it was good.

La Banane a Split (Chef's Specialty) - Php125.00
This is for the sweet tooth. It is made of banana and you get to choose either dark chocolate syrup or nutella. So sweet!

Certainly, this new creperie in town brought Paris to Cebu City. It is ideal for romantic dates or if you want to stay away from the crowd and treat yourself in a French way.

Go now and visit this place and let me hear your thoughts. 

Jusqu'à la prochaine fois.

La Creperie Paris Cafe
Unit 1 Sonrisa Suites,
Juana Osmena, Capitol Site
Cebu City
Opens on Monday-Thursday 11:00am to 10:00pm
Friday-Saturday 11:00am to 12:00mn