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309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
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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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
It's like a mini vacation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
skdonner
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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

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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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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Denver
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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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Iowa
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262 reviews 262 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 East College St, Iowa City, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?