|300 Petronia St.
La Creperie cafe is one of Key West's
best-loved restaurant favorites
Everything on the La Creperie menufrom the cafe's signature savory and sweet crepes, to delicious French-style coffees, to delightful fruit and dessert crepes and saladsbursts with the same cozy flavors so popular in France and Brittany.
La Creperie proprietors Yolande Findlay and Sylvie Le Nouail both share much of themselves with every order. Each dish is made before your eyes with a menu ranging from scintillating sweet crepes featuring simple delights such as maple syrup and walnuts and decadent pleasures such as dark chocolate, raspberry, and homemade vanilla ice cream, as well as mouth-watering savory crepes featuring variations of heated cheeses, salads, and freshly cooked vegetables or meats. A variety of panini sandwiches, omelettes, pate and cheese plates and fresh green salads fill the bill.
The cuisine at La Creperie is described as “Brittany”. Favorites from the Morbihan region ("little sea" in the Breton language) from where Yolande and Sylvie both originated. The two women worked side-by-side here in Key West for many years at the renowned Croissants de France, at last coming to dream of opening a place of their own in order to best share their special love of their French culture and foods.
It certainly shows in such traditional dishes as croque monsieur and croque madame as well as La Creperie’s rich and inviting café drinks. (Not only coffees but a selection of fine beers and wine, as well.)
Beginning as a mobile cart at festivals and street fairs, the operation became an immediate hit and a genuine island sensation. Soon, customers and friends and family enthusiastically encouraged the two friends to expand their operation. And in 2002, they landed upon La Creperie's original storefront locationchosen for its being able to accommodate their little crepe cart!
It was a huge fire in March of 2009 which destroyed the original restaurant that led to La Creperie’s relocation. Opening in January 2010, the much-missed cafe immediately regained its former glory with an expanded location and an even more popular menu!
Now, the restaurant is a combination of standing bistro tables, outdoor seating, and a wonderful exotic Key West wood bar where customers can stand and learn a lesson from the cooks while eating or waiting to be seated on the relaxing porch. This friendly little Key West cafe is big on character.
Ten years since the little creperie cart blossomed into a full restaurant at 300 Petronia Street, La Creperie has grown into a well-loved island fixture. Frequented by neighbors, residents, neigbors and lucky visitors, La Creperie is one of those places in Key West where you can expect to find all and everyone.
(In part because the owners have so much fun sharing their day with good friends and great customers.)
And while the owners travel and visit France regularly, a visit to their restaurant will almost guarantee a meeting with two of Key West's most famous restauratrices', Yolande Findlay and Sylvie Le Nouail of La Creperie.