Crêpes are the middle ground between tall, fluffy pancakes and thin sheets of phyllo used for pastry chefs' résumés. Meet the sugary middleman with today's deal. For $10, you get $20 worth of crêpes and café blends at Crêpe Amour. This flattened foodery is located steps from Georgetown Waterfront Park.
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).
Though quickly prepared, the munificent portions at Crêpe Amour are usually slowly savored. The humble café serves its sweet and savory fare in a modest space with few tables; most powdered-sugar habitués take their treats to go for impromptu picnics at the Georgetown Waterfront Park. Crêpes creep across the waterfront, overcoming umbrellas, gumming bicyclists' brakes, and blotting out streetlights so dinnertime diners can show up on the fly without fear of being caught in an unfashionable phase of werewolf mutation.
NBC Washington has featured Crêpe Amour.
- The crepes are more substantial than you might expect, and they'll easily hold up for a stroll to the waterfront. As for the food itself, yeah, the crepes are a little less delicate than you'll find at some high-falutin' locales. But since they're positively jammed full of ooey, gooey, sweet and/or savory toppings, there's gotta be some way of holding in all that goodness, right? – Carissa DiMargo
- These crepes are not the traditional ham and cheese or Nutella; rather, they are entire meals and desserts normally found at restaurants wrapped in a thin pancake. To satisfy your inner child, try the Mac-n-Cheese crepe; it is messy, so be sure to eat it with a knife and fork. If you are feeling spicy, check out the buffalo wings inspired crepe. No visit to a creperie is complete without dessert and the Coco Loco is sure to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth. – Caitlin, Capital Cooking
- The crepe was light and fluffy and was full of flavor...It was a little taste of heaven and would recommend for anyone looking for dessert after dining in Georgetown. – Paul, DCSocialite