Raise your hand if you have never heard about Breizh Café yet! Well, Breizh Café has become a genuine institution whether in Brittany, Japan or Paris. Behind this scrumptious concept stands Bertrand Larcher, a Breton who fell in love with Japan – his adoptive country. From this union was born a delicious culinary mix of his two cultures.
Since he launched this concept in 2004, Bertrand Larcher has not lied idle and opened 7 venues in Paris, with their own identity every time (cider cellar in Montorgueil, rolls in Saint-Martin, huge terrace in Odéon, draught cider in Paul Bert…). And rumor has it the Breizh Café adventure is far form being over… The brand plans to open two more restaurants in Île-de-France, one in Vincennes (with a focus on seafood) in February, the other in Boulogne by late March.
Today, we decided to set our heart to Breizh Café Batignolles, in Paris 17th arrondissement. Its special feature? A delicatessen corner filled with tasty Breton products and ciders, including a big table at the entrance. Of course, Breizh Café Batignolles also gives pride of place to the buckwheat pancakes and crepes that made the fame of the brand.
It has classics, such as the Basque country chorizo, organic egg and Comté cheese pancake, as well as the delicious Italian truffle artisanal ham pancake, served with an organic egg and Comté cheese as well. For bigger appetites, enjoy the specialties such as the pancake based on andouille from Guéméné, onion confit, organic egg, Comté cheese and mustard cream, or the raw-milk raclette one with grilled pork belly, onion confit, scrambled organic egg, potatoes and cream.
Do not miss the seasonal pancake based on delicious scallops, spinach, sunchoke, Comté cheese, shiso, yuzu butter and lemon-ginger sauce to twist it up, such a delight! And do not forget to pair these flavorful pancakes with green salad with wasabi vinaigrette or cider vinegar.
Moving on to crepes, enjoy the crepe of the moment based on smooth caramelized apples, buckwheat crumble, vanilla ice cream, flambéed with Fine de Bretagne!
If you are more into classics, we highly recommend the wheat crepe (100% organic wheat from Brittany) based on “Maison Bordier” churned butter, or homemade salted butter caramel (plain, rum, or ginger), or even homemade spread.
For more originality, close your eyes and enjoy the one covered in “Kinako” soy powder, Okinawa black sugar and topped with matcha ice cream.
To pair these crepes and pancakes, Breizh Café enjoys a nice list of ciders (Brut, soft, pear-based…) including their signature. The place also enjoys their own farm, set in Saint-Coulomb between Cancale and Saint-Malo where are planted buckwheat and over 1,000 apple trees! It has it all for great vintages. So, are you ready to go for it?
And how about making the most of Candlemas on February 2 to discover or rediscover one of the many Breizh Café venues in Paris? This February 2, all restaurants of the brand will open non-stop throughout the day. Enjoy Breizh Café in delivery and click&collect (via the official website and Deliveroo), including a special plain crepe and spread offer. On the menu? Homemade jam from Saint-Malo, salted butter caramel (Bordier cream, apple or ginger), without forgetting homemade Valrhona chocolate and praline spread!
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This test has been carried out as part of a business invitation. If your experience is different from ours, please let us know in the comments.
Dates and Opening Time
Starts 24 January 2022
Breizh Café Batignolles
31 Rue des Batignolles
75017 Paris 17