Sweet or savory, with cheese or with chocolate, everyone loves crêpes. And you don’t need to be in France to satisfy your cravings for the real thing. They’re extremely popular in Valencia; the city has more than its fair share of great crêperies to choose from, and here are just a few of our favorites.
Crêperie Bretonne Annaick
Cafe, Restaurant, French, Vegetarian, $$$
In the pretty cobbled alleyways of the historic El Carmen district you can find this cosy little spot beloved by locals. The interior is equally charming, with the kind of quaint, bohemian atmosphere every good French crêperie should have. It’s the perfect choice for brunch or lunch while sightseeing, and there’s something for everyone with more than 30 varieties of crêpes and galettes on the menu.
A slightly more upscale take on the traditional crêperie with comfy sofas and a gorgeous sun terrace, this is a classy place to enjoy a snack or dinner. The food is great, but the best thing about this place has to be their crêpe-making workshops. Find it in the smart Canovas nightlife area, not far from the historic Old City district.
One of the best known crêperies in Valencia, frequented by both locals and the many international students living nearby. The restaurant has been recently renovated and has lost a little bit of its former charm, but it’s still very much worth a visit because of the superior quality of the crêpes, not to mention the friendly service.
As well as crêpes with a long and varied list of possible fillings, you can get pasta and other dishes here making it a great spot for breakfast, a snack, or a hearty lunch. It’s a local spot in the pretty, slightly bohemian neighborhood of Benimaclet, which is easy to reach but far from the tourist crowds – the only English you’ll hear spoken is by the many international students from the nearby university. Service is friendly and attentive, too.
This list wouldn’t be complete without mentioning a crêperie in the city’s hipster district of Ruzafa. As well as a huge selection, this French-owned café is known for quality and authenticity. As well as the well-known crêpes here you can try a typical galette, an equally tasty variation from Brittany.