Hi there! I had the pleasure of discovering the creperie Le Grenier à crêpes, which is located in Caen, during my last visit to Normandy. After a walk in the city visiting a few monuments, such as the Women’s Abbey, there is nothing better than having lunch in a typical french restaurant, right? Let me tell you more about this creperie which I am sure you’ll enjoy as much as I did!
A creperie in Caen with a warm atmosphere
First of all, Sébastien will welcome you warmly and make you feel at home. At Grenier à crêpes the decoration is simple and uncluttered with fancy notes: red tablecloths with beige dots and wallpaper that will make you feel like you’re sat among shelves in a library. The atmosphere is relaxing with a soft music, and the smell of galettes and crêpes fills the main room. The perfect place to enjoy a gourmet break.
Le Grenier à crêpes and its delicious cuisine
From the dining area you can see into the kitchen where Sylvie is hard at work creating sweet and savory delights! The least I can say is that her dishes are top quality! All the products she uses are fresh and come from Normandy and its surrounding regions. After reading through the menu, which has plenty of choice, I just had to taste the Marius galette. It was so good. The vegetable mix, chicken and chorizo took me to the south of France for a few minutes! Marius is a “strange name for a galette” you’ll tell me? Not really, Sylvie and Sébastien decided to name all the galettes after their friends as they have been supporting the restaurant since its opened ! Finally, for dessert, I opted for the Swing crêpe with its light and smooth chocolate mousse and chocolate sauce. Just because I don’t do things by halves!
To end this wonderful experience, Sylvie came over to our table to talk to me at the end of the meal. What a joy to discover that she shares her passion for cooking with her daughter, who, like me, now lives in Britain!
Bon appétit, or as we’ll say in Normandy “ayiz la goule en papène”
Address: Le Grenier à crêpes, 182 rue Saint-Jean, 14000 Caen
Phone: 02 31 83 79 44
Opening hours: from 11:30 to 14:00, and from 19:00 to 22:00 from Monday to Friday. From 19:00 to 22:00 on Saturdays.
Menu available here
Notes: Galettes are gluten free