The Best Crepes in Toronto
The best crepes in Toronto are pretty much straight from France, with love. While some restaurants are known to take liberties with fillings — offering everything from fried eggplant to Philly steak with cheese — the crepe itself usually remains its thin, light, soft-but-not-too-chewy self. These crepes come sweet and savoury and made with a regular wheat batter, or buckwheat and gluten-free, are are often folded around premium ingredients that will, quite likely, save you a trip to Paris. Alright, maybe that's an exaggeration, but these are still some mighty tasty crepes.
Here is the list of the best crepes in Toronto.
Tres delicieux et vraiment Parisian. And you might pick up a little French while you’re there, too. There’s a reason why Crepes a GoGo has been one of the top names for authentic crepes in Toronto, and it has a lot to do with owner Veronique’s strict adherence to premium ingredients and procedure. Now with two locations (Yorkville and The Annex), each spot is a bit tight and often quite humid in the summer, there's no denying that Crepes a GoGo's Crepe Madame, Quebecoise, and house-made Limonana drink make it well worth a little squeeze. More »
On the eastern fringes of Leslieville, Le Papillon on the Park goes way beyond the basic strawberry and Nutella pairing. Consider these crepes the “filet mignon” of their kind (though I wouldn’t put it past Le Papillon to actually offer a filet mignon-stuffed crepe) with options that include a braised curried lamb crepe, a seared shrimp and scallops crepe, and a maple roasted ham crepe with aged cheddar and maple syrup. And, um, strawberry crepes for dessert. More »
Now with three locations, each one serving fresh crepes at pretty fantastic prices. The Crepe it Up in the St. Lawrence Market is perhaps the most universally familiar, having perfected the art of the crepe to go and excelling in the realm of crepe breakfast options. I’m pretty sure the Monster crepe with egg, ham, cheese, spinach and veggies is what The Hulk eats for breakfast. More »
Hibiscus Cafe in Kensington absolutely stuffs its crepes with fresh fruits, greens, and nuts, so much so that you won’t even miss the absent meat or dairy. These buckwheat crepes are perfect for vegan and gluten-free crepe-enthusiasts, though they’ve been known to win over a carnivore or two, even with its vegan “cheddar.” Hibiscus makes both sweet and savoury crepes, and yes, you can opt for real cheese. More »
Also in Kensington Market, Krepesz makes its crepes Hungarian style, which means you'll find sweet ricotta cheese, chicken stew, and lots of feta in many of its crepes. The house specialty is, of course, the aforementioned stew, which comes with ground chicken cooked in paprika sauce, matched with sour cream, mozzarella, and spinach. For the best value (and maximum deliciousness), go with the crepe and soup combo. More »
Art Square Cafe across from the AGO crafts some of the most intricate crepes around, combining ingredients such as marinated shrimp, fried eggplant, and “Ottoman aphrodisiac sauce” made from 40 different herbs. Customers can opt for a savoury crepe made with either buckwheat or regular batter, which goes part and parcel with Art Square’s irresistible handmade chocolate. Or maybe that’s just the Ottoman aphrodisiac talking. More »
Jules Bistro near Spadina and Richmond is authentic French through and through, and the crepes are certainly no exception. While the options here are limited and not exactly innovative, a quality asparagus and Brie, or crepe au sucre is certainly worth a list of other mediocre options. Crepe au Chocolat is definitely the favourite pick for Jules’ regulars. More »
Way out in the west end near Sherway Gardens, Yellow Cup Cafe has been doling out its sweet and savoury crepes (unbeknownst to Toronto’s downtown core) for more than a decade. These crepes come folded around a bona fide mound of hearty fillings, some of which include Tuscan chicken, Philly steak, and bacon and eggs. I’m predicting an imminent east-to-west municipal migration. More »