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Crepes De Luxe Cafe

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309 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1629
+1 319-887-2233
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Found this little place this morning, friendly service and excellent food. We enjoyed both the savory and the sweet selections. I would recommend this restaurant for breakfast and lunch both.

Thank BTMartin1956
Deer Park, Illinois
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115 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I had the pleasure of finding Crepes de Luxe Cafe in downtown Iowa City. We had just had a dinner at the nearby Chop House and on the walk back to the car, I noticed Crepes de Luxe Cafe on collage street. Having traveled to Paris and LOVED what seemed to be a crepes shop on ever corner, we stopped... More 

Thank MBruck
Dubuque, Iowa
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

If you like crepes, you have to stop here! The entree crepes as well as the dessert crepes are not only delicious but they make them to look like little presents! The staff treats you like you are family and makes you feel at home! I had the L'Ocean crepe (salmon, aioli, etc.) and it was amazing! Highly recommended!

Thank JohnnyChicago1
Iowa City, IA
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465 reviews
312 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016

Three of us shared a savory and 2 sweet crepes. The L-Ocean with salmon, spinach, swiss cheese and pesto was my favorite, so light with complex flavors. The Valetin with strawberries and nutella hazelnut spread was the bomb...very tasty and still light. The third one was LaBelle with lemon, blueberries and sugar, nice. They are all beautifully designed and presented.... More 

Thank GailCheryl
Raleigh, North Carolina
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent, authentic crepes made by native French speakers. The quality is amazing and a great value for your dollar, especially if you're a college student. There's a wide variety of savory and sweet crepes, but honestly if you order one savory, you probably won't have room for dessert. Seating is limited, but it's usually not too crowded. Definitely recommend!

Thank calmango13
Iowa City
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The food is good, but the seating options are very uncomfortable and limited. The food is expensive and I'm always still hungry. It's good if you just want something light and different, are willing to pay.

Thank Lori D
Iowa City, Iowa
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Excellent crepes in a small, cozy setting. A great choice for lunch if you're looking for somewhere that will leave you pleasantly full, but not over stuffed. They only have tables for four, so larger groups need to split up. The owner/chef is very personable and you can practice your French if you're so inclined.

Thank P K
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is very family friendly. You order at the counter and find a seat. They bring your food to you. We ordered the le Martin and smore. Good. My daughter especially liked her. We would come visit here again. My daughter was able to stand at the counter and watch them prepare our meal which was also very fun

Thank herkiescamper
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

I spent a lot of time searching for a different and highly rated place for lunch when making a trip to the University of Iowa Hospital for an eye appointment. On several occasions I have eaten at the Iowa River Power Company restaurant, which I might add has delicious food but I was was simply in the mood for something... More 

Thank bailey1936
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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Love the crepes and the staff. The environment is comfortable and fun- you can watch your crepe be made and have a gluten free option on most days. A lot of times when I want to go, they are closed. Maybe more staff could be hired so that the business was open more often, especially with the downtown location they... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 16:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240-1629
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: +1 319-887-2233
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?