4 Places to Get Crepes in Rhode Island
Sample these tasty French treats at these eateries across the state.
This article was created in collaboration with Rhode Island Commerce.
Crepes are ultra-thin pancakes made by pouring batter onto a circular griddle and spreading it out evenly with a wooden baton. Originally from Brittany, a region in Northern France with a rocky coastline much like Rhode Island’s, these warm, delicious treats have been delighting eaters across the world.
Serving the flavors of France in Providence’s College Hill neighborhood since 1996, this creperie is the perfect spot to grab a quick lunch or afternoon snack. Pick up the S’mores crepe, topped with graham cracker crumbles, marshmallows and Nutella for a sweet American classic with a French twist. For lunch, try the Mary, a basil-infused crepe filled with melted mozzarella cheese, tomatoes and spinach. On Saturdays, follow your nose to their stand in the Farm Fresh Winter Market and get the perfect snack for picking up your weekly haul of local produce.
How to visit: Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturdays at the Farm Fresh Food Hub, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
The details: 82 Fones Alley, Providence, 401-751-5536, creperieprov.com
Owner Natacha Legein founded this small, Providence eatery with a mission to share the food she grew up eating in Belgium and the French Congo. Her creperie boasts an extensive menu of both savory and sweet crepes. If you live in the neighborhood, have Doordash deliver the Oh, Sweet Berries, bursting with fresh fruit and pastry cream, or the savory Jessica, with eggs, pesto and spinach, to your door. Or swing by for pick-up or dine in.
How to visit: Tues.-Fri., 8 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sat. and Sun., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
The details: 1577 Westminster St., Providence, 401-537-7914, crepecorneronline.com
Cafe Water St.
Order one of these tasty French treats at this tiny, hidden-gem in Warren. Grab the classic lemon and sugar crepe for an afternoon sweet treat or for something a bit heartier, choose from one of their lunch options, like the turkey and gruyere or the ham, swiss and mushroom crepe. Pick up a cafe au lait for some added French flair. After you eat, stroll along Warren’s waterfront.
How to visit: Mon.-Sat., 7 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
The details: 279 Water St., Warren, 401-245-7071, cafewaterstreet.com
Caffe Bon Ami
This cozy cafe in Cranston emulates the famous cafes of France. Linger and enjoy one the many crepes they offer, like the hummus, roasted red peppers and spinach option or a sweet combination of fruit and ricotta. Pick up a croque monsieur, an iconic French sandwich with egg, cheese and ham. Enjoy a Belgien waffle with Nutella or a gourmet egg sandwich. Leave satisfied and hungry for more.
How to visit: Mon.-Sat., 6:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; Sun., 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The details: 1082 Park Ave., Cranston, 401-943-8400, caffebonami.com