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309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
319-887-2233
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: Craving a taste of Paris in Iowa? Go to Crepes De Luxe Cafe for sweet or...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic French crepes are works of art

A very nice Moroccan French family-run cafe(they of course do also speak English for customers- but with beautiful French accents). They make the crepes right in front of you and each is worthy of a photo. I feel bad that their location does not have much available parking, because I think that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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Detroit, Michigan
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Beauty that gratifies the eye and taste!! They create different shapes of crepes every time! So~~~delicious!

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Detroit, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

A very nice Moroccan French family-run cafe(they of course do also speak English for customers- but with beautiful French accents). They make the crepes right in front of you and each is worthy of a photo. I feel bad that their location does not have much available parking, because I think that if it did, they would be flooded with... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

My wife and I were looking for a new place to try as we are new to Iowa City. The food is magnificent, presentation is wonderful, great atmosphere. The owners were delightful. The L'Ocean is the best!! We also enjoyed the pesto, chicken, feta, cranberry crepe; then finished off with something sweet with the Majesty. We have been telling all... More 

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Temecula, California, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Oh my goodness, the pesto, chicken, feta, cranberry crepe I had was not only the best crepe I've ever had but is quite likely the best dish period that I've ever had. The crepe was divine, the filling sublime and the presentation delightful. I could eat here every day. The gentlemen cooking and serving were charming... I am assuming they... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There was a great college town crêpe Café atmosphere. The staff was French. The food was beautiful. I had to take a picture. It was also delicious. Prices were great. The only downside was that the American in me wanted it stuffed with more cheese and meat. But then it wouldn't have been so authentic.

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Mason City, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The crepes were great, and the people were very nice. We got there a little late and found the doors already locked. They still let us in for a late night crepe. Very nice. The perfect ending to a wonderful Thursday evening in Iowa City. We'll definitely stop again on our next visit to Iowa City.

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Iowa City, Iowa
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The variety on the menu, the atmosphere, you can almost forget you're in Iowa City while eating at Crepes De Luxe. I've been a fan of crepes as a sweet breakfast food for years, but it wasn't until eating here that I realized the versatility of the food item. The menu is broken into sweet and savory items. My family... More 

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Iowa City, IA, USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My husband and I each had a savory crepe to start and then shared a sweet one. We watched them being made and could ask for more or less of any filling ingredient. The owner is very sweet and the whole place has a family feel. I noticed that many of the people already being served were known by name... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Crepes de Luxe Cafe is simply wonderful. The food is AMAZING! You'll be craving it afterwards! Chef/owner Hicham(sp) and the staff were very friendly and incredibly patient with our very bad attempts at speaking French. Wonderful, savory and sweet crepes prepared in front of you and each presented in a different way make for a truly unique experience in a... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is one of my favorite spots in Iowa City. It's quaint and intimate. The quality of the food is outstanding. And who doesn't love a crepe? There are multiple savory and sweet crepes to choose from, all priced around $6-8. I've tried almost every crepe on the menu and haven't been disappointed. Order a crepe or two and watch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-887-2233

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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.
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

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