Sometimes you have to do a little digging to discover a hidden gem amongst gems. Pike Place in Seattle is bustling with a multitude of shops that are fighting for your attention: fish and produce stands (flying fish always attract a crowd!), the original Starbucks store, Beecher’s Cheese, and the Athenian (where Tom Hanks & Rob Reiner famously ate lunch in that one movie), but one of my favorite things about exploring the market is discovering the shops that are tucked away from the crowds.
Crepe de France is one of Pike Place’s hidden, but not-so-hidden gems (its been treating customers since 1991!). Nestled in a corner just off the main strip on the south side of the market, this petit cafe is a quaint hideaway from the hustle and bustle of the market.
True to its name, Crepe de France offers 17 varieties of sweet and savory crepes. If you’re looking to savor the flavor of the market’s fish stands, might I suggest the Crepe Au Saumon, which is delicate, yet rich and flavorful with perfect portions of salmon, cream cheese, mozzarella, green onion, béchamel sauce and dill. Also on the Savory menu: Crepe Au Jambon (ham and cheese), Crepe Automates (tomato, basil, mozzarella), and Crepe Vegetarienne.
If your Sweet tooth is begging to be nurtured, try the traditional Crepe Au Chocolat, Crepe Au Pommes (apple and cinnamon), Crepe Aux Fraises (strawberries), or Crepe Des Tropiques (banana, nutella, almonds).
And what goes better with a gooey, sweet treat than a custom made latte or cappuccino? The friendly staff will make up a cup for you. So, go ahead and the next time you’re down at Pike Place, take a detour off the beaten path and see what hidden gems you can discover!
Crêpe de France
93 Pike Street, Suite 204
Seattle WA 98101
Open Daily from 9:00 AM t0 6:00 PM