Follow the tantalizing scents and stroll into Crepeaway, a crêperie originally based in Athens, Greece, which slings a variety of savory and sweet crêpes. Instead of mashing pancakes at home with a sizzling-hot blacksmith mallet, browse the mouthwatering menu and nosh on hearty crêpes such as the Big Papa with cheese, chicken, bacon, ham, turkey, and hot sauce ($7), the Leila with cheese, tomato, and fresh basil ($6.23), or the Antonio with cheese, ham, tomato, and mayo ($6.23). Pair foldable fare with a side of chips ($1), or wrap up filling lunches with sweet selections such as the Angel crêpe with Nutella chocolate, strawberries, and banana ($5.70). Crepeaway is open until 3 a.m. on Thursday and 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.
Today's Groupon gets you $35 worth of French café fare and Belgian beer for $15 at L'Enfant Café & Bar. This Parisian-themed eatery is best known for their perfect crepes: "cooked enough to lose the doughy flavor and just thick enough to keep from tearing," according to The Washington Post. Get them with fresh strawberries, Nutella, amaretto liquor, lemon and sugar, stuffed with mushrooms and gruyère in béchamel sauce, or with roasted red pepper and goat cheese. With seven savory dinner crepes and more than 12 sweet options, L'Enfant can cook a staggering stack of crepe combinations (click here to see the sweet crepe menu).
What would the Mediterranean look like if it were relocated to a dance club? The answer would probably be Muncheez Mania. Amid upbeat music, splotches of UV lighting, and brightly painted cityscapes, the casual eatery’s cooks serve a mishmash of Lebanese, Italian, Turkish, French, Greek, and American food. On flatbreads and Mankoushe that are stretched by hand, they place authentic ingredients such as halloumi cheese, falafel, labneh, and zaatar plucked from Zeus’s lunch pail. The cooks also toss together tabbouleh and caesar salads and stuff pizzas into hot and hungry ovens. Customers can order sweet Nutella or Kinder chocolate crepes, or savory ham-and-cheese crepes from the curbside window that is open on weekends.
Crêpe Amour isn't Jennifer Garner's crêpery; and even if her name was on the lease it wouldn’t stop the bold back-kitchen chefs from serving up a menu of daringly creative crêpes. Bend tradition like a rubber pipe with buffalo chicken crêpes packed with shredded chicken and gooey provolone in a temperature tantrum of hot sauce ($6.95), or trade your fork in for finger-pronged mac 'n' cheese crêpes ($6.50). Classically sweet pairings such as the Madagascar-named kiwi and mango crêpes ($6.25) or the cinnamon, almond, caramel, and apple-laden Steve's job crêpes ($5.75) smother sudden sugar cravings with pillowy grace. Wake crêpe flavors with a caramel latte ($3 for tall) or an espresso ($1.80 for grande).
Blast through battalions of crêpes with this Groupon-musket, which gets you $25 worth of food and drink for $10 at Café Bonaparte. Café Bonaparte is a Parisian crêperie and coffee shop in Georgetown that's renowned for its fresh and flavorful brunch, tantalizingly textured crêpes, and its location next to, but not on top of, an ancient burial ground.