The Creperie, Shafto Lane
The Creperie in Shafto Lane is a French crepes specialist and managed by two beautiful souls, Arno Couvreur and Julie Dutertre. Crêperie itself means a small restaurant, typically one in France, in which a variety of crepes are served. Before leaving France, Mr Couvreur worked as the Sous Chef, and Hospitality Manager at Michelin starred restaurant Auberge Du Paradis.
I tried a lot of different type of crepes in other countries before, and it used to be my favourite afternoon snack. When Laura Dew from The Wonder Co invited me for a small group catch up, I said yes straight away. I had wanted to try The Creperie from the photos that I saw in the Instagram.
Galettes and crepes originate in Brittany, Western France, which is where Julie and Arno have spent most of their lives. Galette is a savoury crepe made from buckwheat flour In France, all savoury crepes are made from gluten-free, fibre-rich, and high-protein buckwheat. The French sweet crepes are made using wholemeal flour, but for an additional $1 you can change it to buckwheat.
The Creperie Galettes:
Traditionally galettes and crepes are served with French cider, which is drier and less sweet when compared to English or Australian cider. The tradition in France is to choose 1 savoury and 1 sweet for a full meal. I asked Julie to recommend an aperitif for me and I was really happy with my Kir Royal (sparkling wine & blackcurrant liquor).
The Creperie Crepes:
Laura ordered the Crepe Suzette not only pretty due to the flambee but also very delicious. I really liked the orange flavour which gave a bit of tanginess to the crepe. Kira chose the La Jetee with caramelised apples and cinnamon, and Laura Moseley went for Port Saint Nicolas with buckwheat crepe (yum!). I wanted something refreshing, so I went with Ty Bibi with passionfruit and homemade dark chocolate fillings. To be honest, it was tough to choose which crepe to go for, because everything on the menu sounds so delicious!
The Creperie has a lot of variety in their menu, and I definitely need to go back again to try different offerings that they have (which is going to be pretty soon)!