I have always been very suspicious of savory pancakes. Especially tuna ones. Sweet pancakes are the stuff of childhood dreams, but throw an unexpected bit of fish in there and the whole thing becomes a briny, spongy disaster. One of my colleagues just saw my face while I was writing the above and thought I looked so troubled, she asked if anything was wrong. Well, tuna pancakes; that’s what wrong.
Anyway, as you can imagine, crêpes of all varieties are pretty popular in Paris, and I’ve been making an effort to come to terms with the fact that a lot of people seem to think savory crêpe eating is a normal way to spend time. I even suggested going to Paris Breizh, and ordered a goats cheese and roasted vegetable galette, which was fine. Nice, even. But still I wish I’d done what my cousins did and turn up 40 minutes late just in time for an banana, chantilly, nutella mountain. Now that’s a pancake.
Sweet and savory crepes start from 7,5€, salads from 12,5€. A glass of wine is 4€. They’re open 12h – 14h30 and 19h – 22h30 every day except Sunday.
You can find Paris Breizh at 177, avenue Daumesnil, 75012.
– Joanna York