The crêpe, or french pancake, was invented in 1923 to make its American counterpart look fat, oafish, and uncouth in comparison. Help the disced dessert maintain its well-deserved sense of superiority with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of savory and sweet crêpes at Crêpe Connection Café.
The cozy, unassuming, little storefront café specializes in making tasty, paper-thin pancakes; wrapping them around fresh, organic veggies, meats, or berries; and serving them in an intimate space filled with snapshots of the Eiffel Tower, Van Gogh prints, and this hand-turkey I traced for you. The Crêpe Connection's menu teems with lunch and dinner delicacies, including the chicken a la fromage with mojito vidalia sauce ($8.99), the caprese France with buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes ($9.99), the vegan with mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, and peppers ($6.50), or a traditional ham and cheese ($6.99). For dessert, take a bite of Carmen Miranda with guava shells and cream cheese ($5.50). If you've ever dreamed of setting a pancake on fire, upgrade that fantasy with Suzette Flambé––doused with orange juice, lemon juice, and Grand Marnier and set aflame ($6.99)––or the drunken berries with raspberry-liquor-soaked strawberries and chocolate ($6.99).
Accompany your sweet treat with an espresso or latte. Sip a cup of wine while flipping through a magazine in Crêpe Connection's library or your online Parisian-vacation photos using the free WiFi, or grab a beer and watch the game on one of the Connection's flat-screen TVs.
- The food is cooked on order and is always fresh, at least it has been so for all every time I've visited (5+ times). What keeps bringing me back are the people that work there - they are very personable and likeable. – djv43half, Google Maps reviewer
- I was expecting to be disappointed, but the cuban crepe just blew my mind. It's a small place, but I recommend it. – Eduardo, Google Maps reviewer
- The Best Kept Secret in Miami! The food quality is EXCELLENT. Everyone is very friendly. – ampareja, Yahoo! Travel
Crêpe Connection Café
It's not just the ingredients that make a great crêpe. It's also the method and materials. At Crêpe Connection Café, a chef ladles the thin batter onto one of the traditional French irons, then methodically sweeps the batter in a graceful, exacting swirl to create a large, flat, and incredibly thin crêpe. The result wraps around a variety of savory and sweet fillings—including a number of showy treats, such as the flambéed strawberries-and-Nutella crêpe, doused in Grand Marnier and set aflame. Visitors can also enjoy coffee, espresso, beer, and wine in the cafe's charming and quaint interior, complete with sparkling lights and French artwork adorning the walls.