Sweet or savory, folded or rolled, stuffed or topped – crepes can be served every which way.
Paris may be a little far from Pittsburgh, but that doesn’t mean that Pittsburghers have to be deprived of this versatile french favorite. In fact, quite the opposite – it’s going to be hard to choose where to try first. Here’s a roundup of 5 of the best places to get crepes in Pittsburgh.
Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 8am – 4pm
Price Range: $9 – $13+
Their menu features a long list of savory and sweet options. This restaurant is vegan friendly with vegan crepe batter as an option. In addition to their crepes, I recommend trying one of their hot beverages ( Nutella hot chocolate, anyone?). While the wait time can be long during weekend brunch hours, visitors can kill time by perusing stores on nearby Walnut Street.
Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 9am – 4pm, Saturday – Sunday: 10am -4pm, Monday: Closed
Price Range: $4.75 – $10.25+
Located on N. Craig street near Carnegie Mellon and Pitt’s campus, this cafe is a fan-favorite among college students and locals. Usually crowded, the kitchen works quickly to whip up crepes to accommodate the demand. Savory crepes give visitors the option to pick four different sauces ( at no additional cost). I highly recommend trying one of their savory crepes with the bechamel sauce – so good!
Neighborhood: Squirrel Hill
Hours: Sunday – Saturday: 10am – 11pm
Price Range: $6.95 – $9.75+
If you’re looking to try something different, I highly recommend paying a visit to T-Swirl crepes. Crepes are made in a japanese style. Crepes are cooked and rolled into a cone, and fillings spill out at the top of the cone. Their menu strays from conventional crepe flavors with options like Angus Short Rib, Spicy Crabmeat, Matcha Chocolate Truffle, Blueberry NY Cheesecake, and more.
Hours: Monday – Friday: 9am – 3pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 4pm
Price Range: $5.95 – $10.50+
The plethora of restaurants in Lawrenceville can seem almost overwhelming, but here is a must-try: Geppetto Cafe. Their crepes are delicious and traditional, served in an authentic European style. Yet another reason to visit is their bright and cheery interior, making the setting of your meal almost as great as the crepe being stuffed into your mouth.
Neighborhoods: Southside, Downtown *
Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am – 2pm, Saturday – Sunday: 8am – 3pm *
This ever popular restaurant is known for their waffles, but has a few delicious crepe options on the menu. Crepe options include PB Appletella ( Peanut Butter, Apples, Nutella), Strawnana ( Strawberries, Banana, Cheesecake spread), and Velveteen Cherry ( Cherry Jubilee, Ice Cream, Red Velvet). Warning: it can get pretty crowded on the weekends, so use their online seating list to minimize your waiting time.
*Prices may vary at each location
**hours differ slightly for the Downtown location
+Each restaurant has add-on options ranging from $1 – $3