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 $15, you get $30 worth of crêpes, desserts, and drinks at La Crêperie Café on Sansom Street in Center City West. Redeem this Groupon quickly, as it expires in three months.
A small shop staffed by an amiable crew, La Crêperie Café presents the versatile Gallic pancake on a menu containing five savory categories and a variety of confectionary incarnations. Capitalizing on the rising trend of billionaire balloonists, the bourgeoisies (rich and light) portion of the menu contains such treats as la panopolie, a rustic turkey crêpe adorned with goat cheese, apple, roasted almonds, olive oil, and basil ($13.50). Placate Italian cravings with a pizza-themed crêpe such as la rebelle, a conspiratorial amalgamation of tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella in cahoots with myriad veggies including mushrooms, spinach, olives, and onions ($13.50). Satiate Francophonic sweet teeth with a La Suzette crêpe, filled with fresh orange juice spiked with Grand Marnier and butter ($8), or opt for more familiar fare with L'Américaine, a dessert envelope stuffed with Nutella, peanut butter, bananas, and pictures of apple pies($8.50).
Desserters apprehensive of the crêpe's pointy hat or sweet-and-savory contradictions can opt for a classic confection such as the tarte aux poires, warm pear pie encrusted with almonds ($8) accompanied by a steaming café au lait ($3). Thirsty guests can gulp down a refreshing, homemade glass of piquette ginger juice ($4.50), or sip on freshly squeezed orange juice ($3.75) as they share breathless tales of tiger-lined sidewalks and treacherous parking meters.
Eight Citysearchers and seven Google Mappers give La Crêperie Café an average of 3.5 stars, three TripAdvisors give the restaurant an average of 3.5 owl eyes, and 45 Yelpers give it a three-star average:
Center City West
1722 Sansom St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103Get Directions