Le Crachin

Price guide: Budget

Rue des Flandre 12, Brussels, 1000

Price guide: Budget

By Emma Thomson, your Brussels expert

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#14 of 30
expert-rated restaurants in Brussels
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.4
4.4
Ambience:
3.9
3.9
Service:
3.9
3.9
Location:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.1
4.1
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Chilling out, No fuss

Expert review of Le Crachin

New Breton crêperie in the St-Catherine district.

Le Crachin (‘The Drizzle’) is a new crêperie receiving rave reviews; ideal for a quick lunch or a light dinner.

Food and drink: 

Serves square-cut buckwheat pancakes with scrumptious fillings. Start with a gallette (savoury pancake), refresh your palette with a mug of cider, and then tuck into one of their sweet options – but good luck pronouncing the Breton (which is similar to Welsh) names of the pancakes! Try wrapping your tongue around Ar Poulgwenn, a pancake with caramelised banana and homemade spiced-bread ice cream.

Ambience: 

The narrow café is low key and informal, with white walls, wooden tables and handwritten menus on blackboards. Popular with women catching up with their girlfriends and mothers. Children are welcome.

Service: 

The young Breton owners are very amiable.

Location: 

Just of Place St-Catherine in the northwest of town; a two-minute walk from St-Catherine metro station.

Price advice: 

A simple sugar-and-lemon crêpe costs 3 euros, the more elaborate recipes will set you back 11 euros. Cider is 2.50 euros per mug.

More information on Le Crachin:

Price guide:
Budget
Type:
Café, Crêperie
Food:
Snacks
Address:
Rue des Flandre 12, Brussels, 1000
Telephone:
+32 2 502 13 00
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Tues—Thurs 12pm—2.30pm & 6.30pm—10.30pm, Fri—Sun 12pm—10.30pm, closed Mon.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary

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