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Cafe Papillon

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42 Rehoboth Ave Ste 7, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971-2122
(302) 227-7568
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Honey Brook, Pa
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I love, love, love this cafe tucked away in the most quaint plant filled alleyway off of Rehoboth Avenue. You will feel like you are in another country for sure! I have been going here every year since I was in my teens (in other words, a looonnnng time!). Students from France make the most delectable crepes right there as... More 

Thank oneangelnani
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1,043 reviews
600 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,592 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have been going to Café Papillon for DECADES now. It has been one of my go-to places when I want a tasty dessert after having had dinner downtown. It used to be the ONLY place that made crepes. Now there are a handful of places around town offering the same type of product. I tried one of the competitors... More 

Thank daisyferret1
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm ashamed to admit that for the entire week we were there, a daily trip for coffee and croissant was made. Well, not too ashamed because they were delicious. Our group was several families in the house for the week and someone from the house was there every day to pick up and try each of the flavors. None disappointed... More 

Thank Jill M
Pottstown, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The quaint outdoor atmosphere was like being in Europe. The crepes were cooked to order but they weren't very filling and it was pricy. My daughter ordered a crepe with nutella and bananas with whipped cream. It could have been a lot better fkr $8. ordered a chocolate banana crepe and there wasn'r much to it for $7. Not much... More 

1 Thank Maria H
Binghamton, New York
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132 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are the real deal. I got a sweet (banana nutella) and a savory (smoked salmon with eggs and cheese) and loved them both. We got here really early so we didn't really wait but there was quite a line behind us eventually. My only complaint was there were no knives and the crepe was hard to eat with just... More 

Thank kimberly215
Rennes, France
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Use of the traditional recipe and technique to make these beautiful crepes. Large possibilities for the crepes, and really friendly. I felt at home. Quality food, quality place. I don't even try the other crepe places in Rehoboth, I know it won't be as good.

Thank Pinkladie35
Silver Spring, Maryland, USA
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120 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 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 

1 Thank DianeVOC
Falls Church, Virginia
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67 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

1 Thank PHCTourist
New Jersey
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373 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 196 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.

2 Thank saveroom4dessert
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.

Thank FearlessK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Cafe
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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