Dreaming of going to Brittany to taste the finest crepes in France? Well, maybe you won’t need to go that far away, because Crepe Amélie, right in the heart of the metro, may be the next best thing for your cravings.
Opened sometime in 2015, Crepe Amélie is still one of the top contenders for French cuisine in the Philippines. The menu is not the only thing that’s interesting, but also the restaurant’s name. There are two reasons why it’s named Crepe Amélie: the first one is that it was inspired from the world-renowned chef, Chef Amélie, from New York. The other one is because it’s embracing its full French vibe by putting together “crepe” and the name of the iconic French film, Amélie, said to be the owner’s wife’s favorite film.
Crepe Amélie is definitely a blockbuster when we first visited their Valero branch. It’s definitely a hub for the workers and residents of Makati, but what we love the most about their place is even though there are lots of people inside you could still feel that certain European, specifically French cozy vibe. Each corner is indeed relaxing and it is a great place for meetings and even gatherings.
We scanned the menu and were definitely excited to dive into their crepe offerings. First, we tried out the Chicken Frijata (PHP 230.00). This dish is their Mexican rendition of a traditional crepe that, surprisingly, worked perfectly! As part of their Savoury Crepes menu, this dish is bursting with onions, bell pepper, and beef. The crepes are delicate with a subtle creamy flavor. But what made us want it more is the remarkably spicy taste that blended well with the dish.
From their familiar Dessert Crepes menu, we tried their Apple Strudel (PHP 240.00) and Mango Samurai (PHP 250.00). The sweet crepes are also delicate, with lacy edges and a delicious thin bite.
The Apple Strudel is served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream topped with caramel syrup that made it look appetizing and sweet. Upon serving, we could already smell the sweet cinnamon scent that went perfectly with the warm and sweet apple filling.
Remember your favorite refrigerator cake with mangoes and Graham crackers? That is the simplest way we can describe the Mango Samurai. The Graham crackers are crushed and are spread out generously, tempering the sweetness of this crepe. It is also served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, slices of delicious fresh mangoes, and whipped cream.
The servings of Crepe Amelie are large and good for sharing, which is why we can confidently say that this one is really an affordable option for your quintessential French cuisine cravings. The restaurant also serves breakfast meals, pastas, cakes, and other caffeinated drinks.
Antel Corporate Center,
121 Valero, Makati, Metro Manila