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Cafe Papillon

42 Rehoboth Ave Ste 7, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2122
(302) 227-7568
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: French
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We have a weekend place in Rehoboth and have been coming to Cafe Papillon for many years. It is easily the best cafe and patisserie at the beach, and probably in the region. I've never had crepes or croissants as good in DC, where we live full time. If you visit Rehoboth Beach, ya gotta go here. Simply excellent!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews 68 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The pastries and croissants are amazing! Long lines especially in the morning for delicious steaming hot coffee and a whole variety of pastries are well worth the wait. The staff are amazing , smiling faces and friendly service...

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Baltimore
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27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Grab a coffee and wait in line, you won't regret it. Long lines come and go here in peak season, but the crepes are made to order and so delish! So nice to have the whole family get what they want, and eat outside under an umbrella on charming Penny Lane. Peaceful! We kept coming back for the PERFECT croissants,... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Always wonderful crepes - breakfast, lunch or dessert! Owned and operated by french family for 20 years!!! We visit every year.

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Columbus, Ohio
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51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Cafe Papillon is a daily destination on our annual trip to Rehoboth. The croissants are crunchy on the outside and buttery on the inside. They will definitely not help you look lean and fit on the beach but they are well worth the extra baubles and bits. The place in located in Penny Lane, which is a quiet and cute... More

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Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

So lets get this out of the way right quick. If you are looking for quick and convenient, forget it. Get there early to get a spot in line, and then take your patience pills, because you are going to have to wait for your crepe. Know this up front before you commit, and it will be all good. Ok,... More

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Erie, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

The croissants at this outdoor cafe near the boardwalk are some of the best we've eaten anywhere. They are flaky, buttery and freshly baked. We visited twice and tried the plain (butter), chocolate and raspberry/sweet cream croissants--all were delicious. Several other varieties of croissants are available also as well as other pastries. Lines are often long but the wait is... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

While visiting Rehoboth with my three friends from my French study-abroad program, we had breakfast here both mornings we were in town. We decided that these were some of the best croissants and crêpes we have had in the US. The sweet cheese croissant was absolutely phenomenal and the café was parfait! Definitely stop by and enjoy this quaint little... More

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Mifflintown, PA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This place has been around as long as I can remember! Tucked into a small space in Penny Lane, Café Papillion serves up crepes to order filled/topped with a variety of selections. The Nutella and banana crepe is one of my favorites. Since it has bananas it is a healthier dessert choice…Right??

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Syracuse, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Great raspberry and sweet cheese croisannts. Tried to eat half and save half for later...didn't work, had to eat the whole thing. Delicious!

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