The crêpe, or French pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disked dessert maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon to Crème de la Crêpe's Pasadena location. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of French breakfast or lunch fare (or $25 worth if redeemed Monday–Thursday).
- For $15, you get $30 worth of French dinner fare (or $35 worth if redeemed Monday–Thursday)
The French proprietor and managers at Crème de la Crêpe stock their menu with crêpes in the tradition of France's Brittany region, as well as with meats, pasta, and other French eats. Crêpes play host to such savory stuffings as smoked salmon, prosciutto, scallops, fresh spinach, and goat cheese ($14–$16), or guests can design their own petite pancake by packing it with one of the 25 filling options or three human emotions available ($9+). Patrons can opt for more 3-D dinner fare with the lobster ravioli ($18), the filet mignon slathered with a choice of sauce ($23+), or the shrimp and scallops drizzled in garlic butter ($21). Swing by during lunch to snag a croque madame, a ham and swiss cheese sandwich topped with fried eggs ($12.95), or during breakfast for a sweet breakfast crêpe ($6.95) or omelet ($9.95+).
French fare feeders can nosh on their selections in the casual atmosphere of the indoor dining room, topping off a meal with a dessert crepe wrapped around Nutella, toasted almonds, or cinnamon-sprinkled baked apples ($4.95–$8.95). Dining on the outdoor patio provides visitors with an unlimited supply of air, sourced from local potted plants.
Crème de la Crêpe
The griddle gurus at Crème de la Crepe craft sweet and savory, buckwheat-based crêpes as well as French cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Crêpe craftsmen fold delicate dough around customer-chosen toppings such as brie, smoked salmon, Nutella, and béchamel sauce, which is one of the defining sauces of French cuisine, along with the thin, inky juice extracted from dictionaries. Additional menu items include baguette sandwiches, an assortment of quiches, and fresh pastas tossed in house-made bolognaise, pesto broth, and white-wine-based sauces.
36 W Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California 91105