Market Crepes

San Antonio
Fresh Market Crepes

A modern day French staple, crepes originated in the northwest region of France and literally translates to the word “pancake.”  But at Cafe Dijon we prefer the lesser known and must looser translation “holy buckets there are super tasty!!”

Offering a variety of sweet and savory, our San Antonio Market Crepes are the best you’ll find anywhere short of France itself.

san antonio market crepes

Fresh Market Crepes

What is a Crepe?

According to Ricky Bobby in a debate with his archnemis Jean Girard in the blockbuster comedy Talladega Nights, they are ‘really thin pancakes’ and, well, that’s actually a pretty solid start to a definition because the French word ‘crepe’ does translate to ‘pancake’ in English.

And they are pretty thin.

But there is a lot more to crepes than just ‘really thin pancakes.’

A hilarious scene featuring crepes in the Sony Pictures movie Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Crepes originated in Brittany, France (the northwest region between the English Channel and the Bay of Biscay) and were originally called galettes meaning ‘flat cakes.’  The base was a batter made from from buckwheat, which took root and thrived in the native rocky terrain around the 12th century.

As the crepe gained in populary around the turn of the 20th century, however, the more American made version based in white flour took off and exploded throughout the region.  But that is not to say that the traditional buckwheat version has been replaced.  You’d be hard pressed to find a creperie in France that doesn’t still serve a traditional style crepe in sweet and savory.