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Crepes De Luxe Cafe

309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #1 of 208 Restaurants in Iowa City
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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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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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

I loved their desert crepes and I finally have a chance to go back and take my wife for our anniversary. The setting is not cramped but close and the service was great.

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Kent, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Based on the tripadvisor reviews, we paid this small restaurant in downtown Iowa City a visit. The food was great and it was fun to see your crepes being made. My companion and I split one savory crepe and one sweet crepe. Both were excellent and we very much enjoyed the vibe of this small cafe.

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Iowa City, Iowa
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Crepes de Luxe is one of those places you just keep going to, planning to try something new and you don't, because you can't resist ordering one of your favorite crepes. The food is consistently great, and the owners/workers are always friendly and welcoming. I have never had anything that I didn't like, so it feels that any choice here... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

My aunt and uncle took me to eat here (I am a student at The University of Iowa) and all of us loved it! They had a selection of both sweet and savory crepes. The chef was teaching us how to say all of the names with correct French pronunciation too! (even though it probably still sounded terrible). The prices... More 

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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We had omelet sand a delicious dessert crêpe for lunch this afternoon. This is a small, warm and welcoming restaurant. The food is very good as was the service. No problem recommending it for a relaxed enjoyable lunch.

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262 reviews 262 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Fantastic crepes made before your eyes in traditional Parisian style. The owner is French and puts in the extra touches to make the dishes excellent. Savory or sweet, they are all awesome.

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Iowa, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 via mobile

After seeing all the wonderful reviews, I decided to try this cafe for lunch. I chose the savory Roma crepe which was new on the menu. The crepe had sun dried tomatoes, feta cheese, cranberries, chicken, spinach and pesto. It was delicious - savory but with a nice sweetness from the cranberries. It is a large portion size and plenty... More 

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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

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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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 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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218 reviews 218 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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Address: 309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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