16 Mar 2013


La Crêperie de Hampstead is a permanent outdoor stall, based in Hampstead since 1980. It has become a staple of Hampstead High Street, and is never seen without a queue. They serve a large selection of savoury Galettes and sweet Crêpes, and it is difficult to choose what to go for. For the indecisive, I recommend going with a friend and sharing one Galette and one Crêpe, although it does get messy. I’ve visited on rainy days when the queue is tolerable, but that means compromising on the comfort of eating outside, as there is no seating, and the next door pub is not too excited about Crêpe eating freeloaders. Thus, if you are not in a rush, go there on a sunny day. My favourite Galette so far has been the Mushroom Garlic Cheese With Ham Too. For the sweet Crêpes I enjoyed the Banana, Dark Chocolate and Coconut. Next time I would tell them to go easy on the chocolate though, as it became a bit overwhelming in the last few bites where all the melted chocolate had gathered at the bottom. I wouldn’t go so far as to describe the French staff as friendly, but they have a lot of people waiting and do a good job. La Crêperie de Hampstead is a wonderful quick meal well worth the trip to this area. Its popularity is undeniable and is reflected in the little white paper cones that constantly litter the streets within a 500 m radius.

77 Hampstead High Street, London NW3  1RE

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