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La Petite Crêperie

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by Ruth Henwood (subscribe)
I am a mum of two and Primary School teacher whose aim is to never be home during the midday movie. I believe that I am only ever a car trip away from an adventure.
Published July 16th 2013
Crepes in a Cone
Pardon me, monsieur qù est l La Petite Crêperie? The answer is follow your nose and the sweet aromas of sugar and lemon, fig and ginger jam or orange marmalade and chocolate. These delicious combinations filling the air and your mind with romantic thoughts of the Arc de Triomphe or the Champs-Elysées are coming from none other than an old stainless steel newspaper stand.

La Petite Crepe
A touch of France in Melbourne's CBD

Located on the sidewalk of Little Collins and Swanston Street opposite the Melbourne Town Hall, this teeny, tiny French crepe stand is authentic, quirky and has swarms of tourists, visitors and city slickers crowding around for a sweet delight and a sense of Paris at all times of day and night.

This shiny metallic capsule has been renovated to fit a small kitchen within and is fully decked out in all things French, from accordion music playing in the background to red, blue and white wall decorations, balloons and flags.

La Petite Creperie
Watch as your crepe is expertly prepared fresh in front of you.

The crepes are cooked freshly in front of you and are done professionally and perfectly by a fabulous French person who says 'merci' and 'madmoiselle.' It's memorizing watching the thin layer of batter bubble upon the hotplate and form into a golden, melt in your mouth, decadent delight. The toppings are either home made or locally sourced and are moreish. I highly recommend the sugar and lemon crepe, some times simple is all you need. However, peruse the menu, you are sure to find something for your sweet tooth.

The batter is prepared daily at the Crêperie Le Triskel which is the mama version of La Petite Crêperie conveniently located in Hardware Lane. They have a more extensive menu including savory and sweet choices, unlike its baby which specialises in sweet options only. But if it's a takeaway you are after, then definitely head to this innovative mini crêperie and get yourself a cone of crepe and relish in every bite.

La Petote Creperie
Crepe in a Cone

It's open 7 days a week from 8am on weekdays and 10am on weekends til late, 10pm during the week and 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. That has you covered for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner and a late night treat. With so many tempting options on offer, you'll be surprised how often you'll want to stroll by.

You also may want to memorize this statement before you get to La Petite Crêperie, you're going to need it. "Puis-je avoir un autre s'il vous plaît" (Can I have another one please?)
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Why? Because a French person makes french crepes in an old newspaper stand
When: Weekdays 8-10 Weekends 10-10 Late nights, fridaya nd Saturday till 11
Phone: 0404 002 341
Where: Corner of Swanston and Little Collins St, Melbourne
Cost: The most basic crepe starts from $4 and the more gourment crepes cost around $8
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