Now offering gluten free buckwheat crepes!! YUM YUM YUM.
When the Paris Creperie first advertised gluten free crepes last Spring I was so excited. My former roommate absolutely loves the Creperie. She went at least once a month, and raved about it all the time. I was jealous I could not eat there, not only that, but I pass it every time I go to the gym. So when I was told they had a gluten free batter I was ecstatic. I went 10 times last Spring and Summer and each time they were out. I even called in advance and was told they had it but when I arrived they did not. At first their supply was very inconsistent; such a disappointment. I let the manager know my frustrations and he was incredibly nice. He assured me this was just a glitch and soon they would have buckwheat batter available all the time.
Located in Coolidge Corner, the Creperie is always busy on weekends and evenings. (I’ve never been by during week days, because, well, I’m at work in Cambridge) The restaurant is small, only about 10 tables, and there is a sign that asks guests to share their tables with others. It’s really not as bad as you think! It is very casual and cozy, perfect for brunch with friends or family or dinner with your favorite person. Last year the Creperie also opened a food truck, currently on vacation until April 1st according to the website. Check here for the Spring & Summer schedule.
The menu includes every version of crepes you can think of, from the sweet Nutella Cannoli Crepe to the savory Rosemary Chicken or Ham and Brie. Breakfast omlette crepes are available all day. You can also be the chef and create your own crepe, which is a great idea after you’ve tried some of their own. While dessert crepes seemed to be the most popular, on a Sunday at 2pm almost everyone was eating dessert, the savory Provence-style crepes are to die for. A must try.
Not only do they offer great crepes, which you can see being made behind the counter, but the smoothies are fresh, healthy and delicious. Too cold for a smoothie? Try one of their dessert drinks. You can choose the traditional espresso or cappuccino or try one of the many Nutella Chocolate drinks (I know, I’m drooling too).
The soup of the day is usually gluten free and many times vegan as well. I have to give them credit for how they accommodate for different diets; vegetarian fillings, vegan soup, and gluten free crepes. There is truly something for everyone. You might think, is a crepe filling enough to have as a meal? YES. The pictures only show half of it; the crepe comes folded and double stuffed. My sister and I were so full. The nice thing about the crepe is that it is thin and not as filling as a sandwich, which is good because the amount of fillings inside makes up for that.
I loved the flavors in the Tuscan Chicken Crepe. A Basil infused crepe filled with chicken, goat cheese, tomato, mushroom, spinach, artichokes, olives and marinara sauce. It was absolutely delicious and mouth watering. The ingredients were fresh and and flavors divine.
My sister made her own crepe with turkey, brie, spinach and sundried tomatoes. Also, delicious; I loved the combination of flavors she chose. Quality ingredients are what makes the crepes and flavors so delicious and outstanding.
It’s a one of a kind place, there is nothing else like it in all of Boston. And if someone says I’m wrong, then please tell me where I can get a gluten free crepe? That’s what I thought.
Location: 278 Harvard Street, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446