There is an old joke about trains - 'none for ages then two come at once'. Roule Galette provides a great environment, with warm staff and more, yet it is true there are other crepes on offer close by - such as La Petite Crepiere on Swanston St [also reviewed by the author]. A particular word on this, then.
Though some feel their money - and taste buds - being competed for respectively by these two French establishments within barely a block of each other, each offers something distinctly different to the customer. With this piece focusing on Roule Galette, a final word on La Petite Crepiere: alongside offering a good crepe, it is, by design, for those on the run. So, if speed is of the essence, LPC may be your ideal. Yet, if you've a few more moments free, Roule Galette is very much worth the walk down Flinders Lane.
Now, for a connoisseur of crepes who wishes to sit, take time and savour these french mainstays, Roule Galette is a good stop. Situated in Scott Alley (between Flinders Lane and the Port Phillip Arcade entrance) the very location of the cafe créperie lends exudes a very French vibe of cool and quiet confidence.
In keeping with its neighbourhood, Roule Galette's interior is cool and cozy..
Further, while most certainly in the business of being a créperie - and the menu offers a number of options such as French Chestnut and Vanilla Ice Cream - the menu also offers a wide listing of things to try for a visitor with a sweet tooth. In particular, alongside the crepes, drinks on offer in-house include the Cafe Gourmand (a short black with Frangelico liqueur and ice cream) as well as French cider.
If you've an afternoon free or are ahead of time on your lunch hour - and therefore feel you've a moment free to take in some surrounds alongside your lunchtime coffee fix - Roule Galette makes a fine destination. And it, should be said too, that even if you're only able to visit for a moment, the variety on offer will likely leave you keen to return for a lengthier stay in future.