More and more cafes are offering crepes in Singapore nowadays. It’s gained popularity and it’s not hard to see why—they are texturally sublime and pair well with many different flavours.
There is something for everyone from sweet crepes to savoury versions, also known as galettes. However, it’s not easy to find good crepes as they require finesse on the stove, despite their simple appearance.
So, we made a list of places that make the softest and most authentic crepes in Singapore that will transport you to France.
The French Fold
Merci Marcel’s creperie makes probably the best crepes in Singapore since opening. Or at least, the most popular—the queues are long. Those soft and mildly crispy crepes are worth it though.
Besides classic French galettes like the No.4‘s combination of Ham, Mushrooms and Comte Cheese, they also serve up some cool sweet crepes. Anyone with a sweet tooth would be enticed by creations like Orange & Dark Chocolate or Manuka Honey & Hojicha.
The Raffles Hotel creperie is opened by the brains behind Ronin and Punch, so expect a high-quality café experience here. Customers can even see their crepes made ala minute at the crepe stations.
A must order here is their Burnt Caramel, a sweet ensemble of caramel and the world-famous Bordier butter atop pillowy crepes. Alternatively, savouries like the Off the Bone, mix of ham, Gruyere, Cheddar, and egg, are a good choice for a healthy dose of umami.
Entre Nous Creperie
Before the former two popped up, Entre Nous Creperie’s was highly recommended for the best crepes in Singapore. Especially by expats, who enjoyed their authentic Brittany-style crepes.
Popular sweets here include Geraldine’s Favourite, filled with cooked apples and given a pop of flavour by homemade caramel. Their galettes are 100% buckwheat flour which pair well with heartier flavours from combos like Emmental, button mushrooms, and Bechamel sauce.
Not crepes per se, but the popular date spot does serve some fine Mille Crepes. The soft, creamy texture of these elegantly layered cakes make them a joy to bite down on.
You can’t go wrong with their award-winning Matcha and the lightly-burnt Signature Mille Crepes. Otherwise, their Pistachio and Salted Caramel Mille Crepes are good choices for heavier flavours.
The White Rabbit
The romantic refurbished chapel restaurant will be undergoing renovations and a rebranding in May 2021. This is the last chance to savour one of the classic crepes in Singapore before the facelift.
One such classic is their Crepe Suzette, served with yoghurt mousse and a boozy pour of Grand Marnier. Perfect for a sweet ending to a nice date.
Mocchi by FUKUSEN
Mocchi is a new dessert place that serves up cute little Japanese-style desserts. While they offer other sweets like mochi and cakes, it’s their crepes that have gotten a lot of attention.
The crepes come in Cheese or Matcha, but the latter is the popular choice. It features a delicate matcha crepe that wraps around a core of mascarpone and a crepe base. It comes with a “bubble” of sauce that can be burst to drench it in matcha sauce.
Not many people know, but this French bistro is one of the places known for authentic crepes in Singapore. You know it’s authentic when their grocer has a fridge stocked full of Bordier butter.
Choices range from simple pairings such as the La Banane-Choc’s banana and chocolate sauce to La Montagnarde’s complex mix of Raclette cheese, bacon, caramelized onions.
L’Angelus is a classic French restaurant with many fans, and was even included in the Michelin Guide. Besides serving up fancy entrees, they also serve one of the most authentic crepes in Singapore.
It’s maximum indulgence with Les Crepe Suzette, served with fresh orange juice and flambeed with Grand Marnier for a sexy finishing touch.
Sure, there are snazzier new places for Crepes in Singapore, but how can we forget Saybons? It has been around forever, but you may not know the owner was trained at the famed Le Cordon Bleu.
Their crepes are soft and mildly sweet variety, which goes well with their filling choices like Banana and Nutella or Beef Bolognese, with a complementary tanginess from its tomato-based sauce.
Le Café Diabolo
For something light, go for the L’Eccosaise’s classic blend of smoked salmon, cream, dill and cheese, Alternatively, the L’Espagnole’s medley of serrano ham, egg and cheese is perfect for heartier, Spanish-inspired flavours.