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Crepes De Luxe Cafe

309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #8 of 206 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: French
Description: Craving a taste of Paris in Iowa? Go to Crepes De Luxe Cafe for sweet or savory crepes like the popular "Monkey Treat" with bananas and Nutella, or the L'Ocean, Salmon, Aioli, Lemon Juice, and Swiss Cheese. Chef Hicham has created a little taste of Paris in Iowa City and it is delicious. We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Within walking distance of the downtown hotels and popular pedestrian mall, it is a great restaurant for two or a small group. There is limited seating but any wait is worth it. If you are looking for an alternative to the "greasy spoon" breakfast or fast food dinner, try Crepes De Luxe Cafe. You will walk away thinking you just left a bistro near the Eiffel Tower.
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Description: Craving a taste of Paris in Iowa? Go to Crepes De Luxe Cafe for sweet or savory crepes like the popular "Monkey Treat" with bananas and Nutella, or the L'Ocean, Salmon, Aioli, Lemon Juice, and Swiss Cheese. Chef Hicham has created a little taste of Paris in Iowa City and it is delicious. We have eaten here many times and never been disappointed. Within walking distance of the downtown hotels and popular pedestrian mall, it is a great restaurant for two or a small group. There is limited seating but any wait is worth it. If you are looking for an alternative to the "greasy spoon" breakfast or fast food dinner, try Crepes De Luxe Cafe. You will walk away thinking you just left a bistro near the Eiffel Tower.
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Lawrence, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This little restaurant serves the best crepes ever. Wish I'd had room to try one of their sweet offerings ... but one spinach crepe filled me up. If I didn't live 350 miles away, I'd be back every week! Oh, and two young men who operate this place are very creative, friendly and fun.

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Jupiter, Florida
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28 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Wonderful, delicious crepes. We tried both savory and sweet. So, so good. Friendly service. Limited seating. Metered parking on street

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Iowa City, IA
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153 reviews 153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Had a wonderful late lunch in the company of the lovely owners of Cerepes De Luxe Cafe. The light and rich taste of the Valentin is, oh so, wonderful.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

With burgers, sandwiches, and burritos dominating the food choices in downtown IC it was a pleasure to find a different space with a different concept. CREPES! From sweet to savory, it's a good experience. The staff was friendly and talkative, and the food was great!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013 via mobile

Wow! Excelent flavor, big portion, great atmosphere, good prices, and best of all absoultely stunning world class plating. Are group shared a few savory and a few sweet and us five could barely clear the plate. The owners were very nice and helpful explaining each crepe. I made a customized sweet one, it was To die for. Just an exquisite... More

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8 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

I've eaten incredible crepes at stands on the left bank in Paris. But the two crepes I ate at Crepes de Luxe Cafe near the campus of U of Iowa were the best I've ever tasted. Take a buddy because you'll want to split one crepe from the savory menu and then share a dessert crepe from the sweet menu.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

I must say that it never occurred to me a world-class creperie would be tucked behind the public library in sleepy Iowa City. Just because it was unexpected one shouldn't mistake the authenticity and passion of this hidden gem. Forget the menu just check the chalkboard upon arrival. There are only wonderful choices to be made so have no fear.... More

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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Super delicious, always made to order, always fresh. There are so many unique flavors, and the couple who own it are so friendly and open. It's so good to have authentic crepes in a boring place like Iowa!

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missouri
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

We were traveling to Iowa City to deliver our French exchange student for a bus tour she was starting. I always check TA for good eats and found this restaurant. Their website was the most authentic to the actual experience I think I've ever seen. www.crepes-de-luxe To actually go in and see Michel in his touque was neat. The girls... More

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Rockford, IL
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45 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We decided to stop in IA City on a road trip, and it was a unique and pleasurable experience. We ordered three savory and one sweet crepe. The fromage (cheese) one was rather bland, but my picky toddler wouldn't eat it anyway. The restaurant was crowded, but luckily we beat the rush! All in all, it was a good meal,... More

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