A crêpe or crepe is a type of very thin pastry. Crêpes are usually of two types: sweet crêpes (crêpes sucrées) and savoury galettes (crêpes salées). Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the simplest with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes. While crêpes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Canada, and many parts of Europe, North Africa, and the Southern Cone of South America.

Crêpes belong to the general category of ancient Greek Tiganitai, from Greek tiganos , meaning "frying pan", which in English is literally translated to Pancakes. The French term, crêpe, derives from the Latin crispa, meaning tiganitai with "creases". The name "galette" came from the French word galet ("pebble") since the first gallettes were made on a large pebble heated in a fire.

Original sweet crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Original sweet crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Sweet crêpes are generally made with wheat flour (farine de froment). When sweet, they can be eaten as part of breakfast or as a dessert. Common fillings include Nutella spread, preserves, sugar (granulated or powdered), maple syrup, golden syrup, lemon juice, whipped cream, fruit spreads, custard, and sliced soft fruits or confiture.

Savory Poulet Crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Savory Poulet Crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Savory crêpes are made with non-wheat flours such as buckwheat. Batter made from buckwheat flour is gluten-free, which makes it possible for people who have a gluten allergy or intolerance to eat this type of crêpe. Common savoury fillings for crêpes served for lunch or dinner are cheese, ham, and eggs, ratatouille, mushrooms, artichoke (in certain regions), and various meat products.


Sweet & Savory Crepes

Batters can also consist of other simple ingredients such as butter, milk, water, eggs, flour, salt, and sugar. Fillings are commonly added to the centre of the crêpe and served with the edges partially folded over the centre.

Café De Boston serves the following cooked to order crepes:

Original Crepe - Freshly made crepe stuffed with bananas, and strawberries and nutella and topped with chocolate sauce and powdered sugar.

Banana Foster Crepe - Freshly made crepe stuffed with bananas, walnuts, brown sugar and honey.

Savory Anatolia Crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Savory Anatolia Crepe @ Cafe de Boston

Anatolia Crepe - Freshly made crepe stuffed with Turkish-style meatballs, onions, peppers, and corn in marinara sauce.

Poulet Crepe - Freshly made crepe filled with chicken, mushrooms, and broccoli in an alfredo sauce.

Cafe de Boston is a Mediterranean inspired Marketplace Eatery & Corporate Catering in the Boston Financial District offering breakfast, lunch & corporate catering. You can order online take-out here.