By Daisy Finch
Craving crepes close by? Set your sights (or navigation) to these five Valley crepe cafes. Each has a unique feel and flavor, but all of them have quality staff, ingredients, presentations and atmospheres. No need to travel to the City of Love for a crepe creation; find a crepe you’ll love in a city near you! (Prices included when available.)
The Crepe Club
This French-inspired cafe has not only savory, sweet crepe creations, but also salads, fresh baked croissants, coffee and juice. They also cater, so share the love at work or a family gathering. Turkey and Swiss ($4.99-$8.45) and apple and brie ($4.99 to $8.45) are among our favorites.
The Crepe Club, 550 E. Tyler Mall, Tempe, 480.965.3454; Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Suite 130, Phoenix, 602.956.0087; 2268 E. Williams Field Road, Suite 721, Gilbert, 480.686.8333; The Crepe Club Express Branch, Earnhardt Lexus, 800 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, thecrepeclub.com.
Cupz N Crepes
This crepe establishment is dishing out perfectly sized portions for hungry individuals, without skimping on the toppings. Each crepe comes loaded with fruit, sauce and a number of other options. The crepes are affordable, and Cupz N Crepes has coffee, too. The cordon bleu ($6.50), and Maddie Matty with chicken breast, bacon, cheddar cheese, romaine lettuce and ranch dressing ($6.50) are to die for. Those looking to skip the crepes should try the mandarin orange salad ($6.50).
Cupz N Crepes, 4232 E. Chandler Boulevard, Suite 8, Phoenix, 480.706.1963.
Crepes can be sweet and savory, and this place puts that to the test. They have several options to choose from, and the ambiance is unique and industrial. They also serve coffee, tea and sides to complement a meal. Sweet crepes include the lemon drop, with lemon curd and hibiscus gel; and vanilla bean with marinated strawberries, salted caramel and candied pistachios. Tahini chicken (hummus, farm pickles and fried chickpeas) and Papa K (Hassayampa ham, egg, chili jack and roasted mushrooms) are perfect for any meal.
Crepe Bar, 7520 S. Rural Road, Tempe, 480.247.8012, crepe-bar.com.
Fine French cuisine is brought straight to your table at this chic and cozy crepe destination. Along with their savory and sweet crepe options, they have a full menu that’s packed with favorites, such as pastries, omelets, salads and sandwiches. The creative menu includes a brie crepe with sautéed chicken and apples, caramelized onions, sliced brie and apple cider drizzle ($13); and Norvegienne with smoked salmon, crème fraiche and dill ($13).
Chez Vous, 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 228, Scottsdale, 480.443.2575, chezvous.restaurant.
Colados Coffee & Crepes
This family-owned restaurant offers the highest standard of hospitality, while serving delicious dishes like the Tropical (cream cheese, pineapple, coconut and walnuts) or the peach crepe (dulce de leche, peaches and roasted almonds). Order a smoothie, iced tea, latte or salad to complement sweet or savory crepes. The modern-yet-cozy atmosphere sets the right mood for any meal. Beautiful dishes, fast service and friendly staff are sure to please.
Colados Coffee & Crepes, 10685 W. Indian School Road, Avondale, 623.215.3826, coladoscoffee.com.