Little fun fact: crepes are considered as one of the national dishes of France. Another interesting fact? The main difference between crepes and pancakes is that while pancakes have a bit of yeast in them making them fluffy, crepes don’t have that leaving them a little flat. These decadent pastries are a favourite brunch snack and can also be enjoyed for breakfast. You can enjoy crepes in Nairobi any time you want. Why? We’ve got the top restaurants in Nairobi that make them so good, you’ll end up going back for more. To make your crepe experience even better, enjoy them with waffles and your fave beverage. Better yet, have them as part of the dessert!
There are mornings when you just want a little peace and quiet, surrounded by a leafy environment just to relax. About Thyme offers that and more and their crepes will make your stay at this Westlands, Nairobi restaurant longer than you had hoped. Picture this; a mouth-watering crepe covered in chocolate hazelnut sauce and served with some strawberries. The flavours come alive given the savouriness of the strawberries and the sweet taste of the sauce combined with the light crepe. If you want to go all out, then you better try their crepe covered with salted caramel sauce, walnuts, bananas and served with whipped cream. It’s hard to say no to this! Their crepes go for about Ksh 750.
Location: Eldama Ravine road
Contact: 0721 850026
If you’ve been to Lavington Mall, you’ve definitely been to D’s or at least been tempted to enjoy a meal there. This casual dining restaurant is great for groups, kids and you figured it, crepes! It’s no surprise that some of the best selling edibles on their menu are the world-famous Belgian crepes. For a mid-morning meal, indulge in their savoury crepe served with potatoes and mushrooms which is a filling serving. For a sunny afternoon or morning, have their crepe which is served with chocolate ice cream and Nutella. To be honest, the day doesn’t even need to be that hot, we can always find an excuse to get our hands on anything that has ice cream and Nutella. Their crepes go for Ksh 600/700.
Location: James Gichuru road
Contact: 0727 755571
Lé Grenier à Pain
We’ve come to enjoy and expect the best in terms of culinary creations at this restaurant. For a pastry that has its roots in France, it means what you get is crafted with Parisian love. Lé Grenier is a French restaurant and bakery with over 30 branches worldwide and Nairobi is among the lucky few to be part of the experience. Want to indulge in crepes with a touch of Paris in them? If the answer is yes, make sure to have the crepe mikado which is served with vanilla ice cream and warm chocolate sauce. Had enough of chocolate? We suggest you try the Crepe fraises a la creme Chantilly which is a crepe served with strawberries and Chantilly cream. For those who have a savoury tooth, you will love their crepe with lime and brown sugar cane. Their crepes go for Ksh 500, 600 and Ksh 800.
Location: Riverside Drive
Contact: 0799 848118
Another perfect spot for crepes in Nairobi is this spot. You will love the fact that they promote guilt-free indulgence. This means that they not only have luxurious and flavourful desserts, but they’re also healthy. You will find their menu irresistible so much that we don’t want to tempt you now. Let’s try to just focus on the crepes. You can create your own crepe with sweet toppings such as Nutella or enjoy their sweet range with the options of Oreo Lover, Lemon and Sugar and Cinnamon Sugar flavours. Their savoury range of crepes includes Lime and Coriander Chicken, Barbecue chicken, Cajun chicken, Beef teriyaki and veg which you can actually enjoy for lunch. Prices available on request.
Location: Village Market
Order in crepes
Chai Crepes & Coffee
Thanks to Chai Crepes & Coffee on Instagram, your craving for artisanal crepes doesn’t have to be a hustle. You can simply make an order for crepes within Nairobi and indulge in their sweet offerings. They’ve got gluten-free crepes which can be layered with Nutella and fluffy marshmallows at your request. Are you sold yet because we’re already thinking of ordering some today!
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Out of town (Special mention)
Some heroes wear capes, others make crepes like this lovely spot in Uganda. It’s Uganda’s first creperie specialising in sweet and savoury crepes, pancakes, waffles, salads, sandwiches, and all-day breakfast… and because you’ll a drink after enjoying their tantalizing crepes, ask for fresh juice. They have a new menu and goodness, their new Oreo Sundae Crepe looks so mouth-watering! If you’re travelling out of Nairobi and headed to Kampala, this is one spot you should visit.
Location: Kololo Hill Lane, Kampala