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: for $5, you get $10 worth of crêpes and paninis at Golden Crepes.
Golden Crepes encases sweet and savory fillings in all-natural soft crêpes and toasted paninis. Select a French tortilla tastily wrapped up with prosciutto, brie, and melon ($8.95), or a hearty helping of tomato, mozzarella, and fresh basil ($7.95). Fresh blackberries, drenched in homemade cream sauce, lie nestled in one of the fresh berries crêpe ($7.95), and the dark-chocolate crêpe features almonds, coconut, or Oreo cookies ($6.95+). Customers can also grab hold of portable paninis such as the mediterranean grilled chicken sprinkled with feta cheese, tomatoes, spinach, and pesto sauce or the spicy mushroom, to tote along to lake-side picnics or day hikes to the Coliseum ($6.50).
Groupon holders can pair sandwichy selections with tongue-tickling beverages from the full coffee bar. Fresh iced tea and iced coffee cool bellies after an eating extravaganza ($2.75 each), and sips of espresso ($2.50), cappuccino, or latte ($3.50 each) can mean the difference between hitting the ground running and hitting
Neon accents give the pristine white interior of Golden Crepes an orange and ice-blue glow. In contrast to the modern decor, however, their crepes and paninis celebrate tried-and-true combinations of flavors. Crepe-makers stuff savory wheat or buckwheat crepes with prosciutto and brie, salmon and cream cheese, or mushrooms and gruyere. Alternatively, sweet crepes tempt tongues with classic fillings such as dark chocolate and dulce de leche, as cups fill with illy coffee. Seated in cherry-red chairs, visitors can pair their crepes with pours from the wine bar or somersaults along a long white banquette.
262 W 15th St.
Manhattan, New York 10011