The Urban List - La Petite Crêperie | Swanston Street

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The Verdict

You'll find La Petite Crêperie dishing up sweet crêpes to take away, from their kiosk on the corner of Swanston Street and Little Collins Street. The kiosk is a teeny-tiny affair, but it punches well above its weight when it comes to flavours and quality of the sweet treats that it spoils its customers with - there's a reason that La Petite Crêperie is Melbourne's most popular French takeaway. 

All crêpes are made to order, ensuring that they're as fresh as fresh can be, and you'll be served your order in a convenient takeaway cone. There's a fantastic variety of toppings to choose from, including lemon and sugar, nutella and almonds, real maple syrup, and La Petite Crêperie's famous homemade salted caramel (made with Sel de Guérande)

Open until late, we think we've found our favourite CBD on-the-go dessert!

The Urban List - La Petite Creperie | Gallaghers Place

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La Petite Crêperie, Melbourne’s masters of crêpes, have opened their third venue, spreading that crêpe goodness far and wide.

The latest venue is nestled away off Gallaghers Place (near Exchange Tower) ideally positioned to feed the hungry hordes of CBD workers.

The menu has been designed to provide simple, top-notch café food to go - think the most delicious selection of baguettes, traditional sweet and savoury crêpes, croissants and grab- and-go healthy breakfast options.

Even the mildest sweet tooth will find it hard to pass up one of La Petite’s traditional crêpes, made fresh and generously smeared your choice of filling – naturally Nutella is our first choice, though the salted caramel spread, topped with almond flakes is deliciously decedent as well.

If savoury is more your caper, there are plenty of options. The breakfast baguette which includes organic eggs, ham and cheese or a grilled cheese option hit the spot perfectly. Our pick on the savoury front? The create-your-own savoury crepes are a certain winner.

As far as takeaway breakfasts go, it doesn’t get too much better than La Petite Crêperie. Whether you’re after the aforementioned crêpes, which are packaged perfectly to be eaten on the run, or whether a granola and yogurt cup is more your caper, it’s all taken care off. Made fresh to order, the whole range is exactly what we’d grab before hitting the office or in between meetings in the CBD. Come lunch time, pop in for a baguette – they’re fluffy fresh bread sticks filled with a the freshest of ingredients – think Barkly Smokehouse meats, salads, pickles and homemade mayonnaise or French seeded mustard. Office-friendly food at it’s finest!

La Petite Crêperie really is the very best authentic French pit-stop in Melbourne’s CBD. 

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Any Francophile will tell you that the crepe and the baguette are top contenders when it comes to iconic French fare. La Petite Crêperie backs them up with everything from the background music to the welcoming "bonjour" from staff.

French native Michael Gatta-Castel and Melbourne-born Patrizia Maselli opened their third location after the success of their Hardware Lane cafe and delightful kiosk on Swanston Street.

This cafe offers breakfast and lunch to go. Otherwise, feel welcome to take a seat and have a chat with Gatta-Castel in English or French. It’s a no-fuss menu, but choosing a crêpe filling can be a pleasant predicament to be in. Goats cheese, fig-and-ginger jam and the classic lemon and sugar are just some of the options.

The fresh baguettes are brimming with quality meats, including boned lamb leg and German beech-smoked ham. You can’t go past the traditional French pudding either. It's soaked generously in rum and filled with sultanas.

The glowing red signage may read “Arrogantly French”, but don’t take it the wrong way. It’s more a tongue-in-cheek nod to the Gallic stereotype than any real representation of the atmosphere or attitude you’ll find here.

Photography by Olivia Blackburn

Brand Re-Fresh & Launch of LPC Hardware Lane

 

We’ve been busy over the last six months designing, further developing and refreshing Melbourne’s favourite crêperie - La Petite Crêperie.

 

The time has come to unite our locations and business under the one brand – it will be launched thisweekend; Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of June.

What does this mean?

‘Crêperie Le Triskel’ ( 32 Hardware Lane ) has gone through a minor internal renovation and our‘big sister’ has been transformed to ‘La Petite Crêperie, Hardware Lane’!  We have created a more comfortable space for our customers and further develped our menu to give you  more  of   what you like best:  authentic galettes, crêpes, coffees, French ciders and wines along with other ‘Arrogantly French’ favourites…

Externally you will find some changes  such as our front window ( displaying our new logo but retaining our much loved ‘Arrogantly French’ tagline of ‘Crêperie Le Triskel’) and other aspects of our outdoor terrace.

Our  new logo gives us a more consistent look and identity  that unites both locations as well as our mobile catering service.

We have captured the things that you as customers have told us you like best and we continue to maintain our quality standards and distinct French atmosphere.

Please explore our website for the changes and come and visit us to see for yourself!

We thank you for your ongoing loyalty and support and look forward to more good times together!

Merci.

Michaël, Patrizia and the Team.

Weekend Notes

La Petite Creperie aspires to “a touch of Paris to the hearts of Melbourne”. This little kiosk located just a block up from Flinders Street Station does this, and does so very well.

What is great about LPC is the attention to detail that has gone into the decor. While there are endless examples of places where ‘the food speaks for itself’ – and this is not necessarily a bad thing – the time taken to make this place eye-catching needs be mentioned.

From the red and white check wallpaper to the elegant font that adorns the signboards, it is clear from first glance that LPC understands how many customers it can ‘win from a walk by’.

Concerning the menu, while in the business of crepes exclusively, the variety on offer does all it can to position this as your one-stop-shop for the treat, with (at time of writing) over 20 varieties and crepe combinations available.

Starting with your basic sugar & butter or sugar & cinnamon for $4.50 there is also Nutella and Almonds, Apricot, Plum and Cinnamon or Orange Marmalade and Chocolate for $6 a piece. 

Then, if you’re keen on ‘the lot’ and an all-out sugar hit – which many Melburnians may often feel necessary at the beginning of day or midway through the afternoon – there are $9 options.

As with many a French thing, the essence is in the understatement. So, I shall just say that the two options at this price range include Grand Marnier and Calvados liqueur respectively, though for the extra curious the full ingredients are listed in the menu section of the website.

All up, La Petite Creperie is a warm and elegant little piece of Paris on Melbourne’s ‘Main Street’. If you’ve walked on by but have been keen to try one of their crepes, do so. And, if yet to come across LPC – do look to do so.

 

Written by Ed Phillip, a keen writer and photographer from Melbourne for Weekend Notes.