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Cafe Papillon

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42 Rehoboth Ave Ste 7, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2122
(302) 227-7568
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8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Seating, Takeout

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Sumptuous Bakery and Creperie in the Heart of Rehoboth Beach

Tucked away in the Penny Lane area just off Rehoboth Avenue a block or two from the beach is the astonishingly good Café Papillon. This restaurant with covered outdoor seating offers the best in French crepes, baguettes, croissants, desserts, and drinks from May until October every year. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
DianeVOC
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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103 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Tucked away in the Penny Lane area just off Rehoboth Avenue a block or two from the beach is the astonishingly good Café Papillon. This restaurant with covered outdoor seating offers the best in French crepes, baguettes, croissants, desserts, and drinks from May until October every year. My husband who is French says this is one of the very best... More 

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Thank DianeVOC
Falls Church, Virginia
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The crepes are wonderful and I never had a better one in Paris. The Grand Marnier Crepe is one of the best. My only complaint is that they don't have a longer season. I wish they would open in April and stay open through all of October.

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Thank PHCTourist
New Jersey
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371 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Café Papillion offers savory and sweet Crape selections. We enjoyed some crepes for dessert and they where very authentic and absolutely delicious. We will return for breakfast. It does get busy at times but well worth the wait. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Oak Hill, VA
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Worth the wait! Absolutely perfect every time, generous portions, honest whole food -- hand-cut fresh fruit, freshest-possible whole walnuts, nothing out of a can! A must for us when in Rehoboth.

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Thank FearlessK
New York City, New York
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

I dream of my mornings at Cafe Papillon each summer. It's part of the daily ritual on vacation at Rehoboth. The almond croissants are sublime. Flaky, buttery, delicate almond flavor. The baker/owner is French. They're the real deal. And the courtyard to savor them in is adorable. They run out so don't oversleep. Or preorder the day before.

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Thank S E
Ashburn, Virginia
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

The crepes were yummy but the ladies making the crepes need to learn some health and sanitation standards. Seeing some of the things they did left a "bad taste in my mouth".

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Thank B_Weideman
Baltimore, Maryland
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

I stopped by thinking of getting a crepe, but ended up ordering some amazing sandwiches for a beach picnic. Our family of 5 shared a ham and cheese, a turkey and cheese and 1 of each of the veggie sandwiches on a combination of baguette and croissants. Each sandwich came with a sizeable garnish that could fill in for a... More 

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Thank JenniJuniper
Dunkirk, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

Whether it is the egg ham and cheese for the strawberry Nutella whipped cream, you cant go wrong here. Plan to wait in line a bit and bring cash. Delish!

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Thank KimMCr8iveMems
Reading, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I decided to try their croissants and a turkey sandwich on baguette and wasn't expecting too much since I'm always disappointed with "French" food around PA, DE and MD. This was the real thing!!! So good, fresh and done with high quality ingredients. It was real baked turkey with swiss (no processed American cheese crap) and croissants were crispy and... More 

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Thank landladytina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Folks this place is worth the wait. We have tried several other new "boardwalk" crepe venues and they aren't close. Located in a quaint secluded walkway of shops called Penny Lane, Cafe Papillion is the best choice for sweet or savory crepes any where in Rehoboth Beach. The crepe chefs seem to be from France and are extremely skilled at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Rehoboth Ave Ste 7, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2122
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Rehoboth Beach
  • Phone Number: (302) 227-7568

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?