For our final morning in Melbourne, we couldn’t go past having a traditional French breakfast, so we stopped by for crepes at La Petite Creperie!
We chose two crepes to share, picking both a sweet and savory option – the La Triskel, which contained a free range soft boiled egg, Emmental cheese, mushrooms and ham; and the L’originel, with caramelised apple, cinnamon, vanilla ice-cream, calvados, fire!!!?!? and an added serve of strawberries. The L’originel didn’t quite deliver on the fire, as while the waitress brought it out and lit the crepe, presumably to create a flambe effect, it didn’t ignite.
However, the taste was phenomenal, and I really enjoyed the spicy cinnamon contrasted with the sweetness of the apple. The strawberries were a refreshing touch, and overall, all the flavours combined beautifully. The La Triskel on the other hand was not quite as amazing, and very rich and dense. It needed a more fresh element like pineapple to cut through the heavy aspects of the crepe, but it was still very tasty and filling. Finally, we grabbed a fresh juice to wash down the crepes, which was a good choice!
It was a lovely and sunny day, so we sat in the adjoining lane to the cafe. Service was a little slow, but the waitresses were very lovely, and had authentic French accents, which was a great touch! There was ample seating inside, and while it was a weekday, the cafe did not fill up, so there were no long lines to deal with.
We really enjoyed our mini-taste of France, and would definitely be back for more of La Petite Creperie’s sweet crepes! They also have a more fast-food style outlet in the CBD, so be sure to check that out as well.