Restaurant review: Crepeaffaire, Cardiff

I’ve been meaning to visit Crȇpeaffaire since it opened earlier this year in St David’s Centre, next to Hugo Boss. The café and bakery joins six of its kind throughout the UK, and with another due to open soon in  Hamburg , it looks as though Crȇpeaffaire are going international.

Whenever I walk past the Cardiff branch, the banana-yellow front always catches my eye and lifts my mood. So when my manager suggested a group of us go there for lunch, I didn’t take much persuading. 

As the name would suggest, Crȇpeaffaire specialise in preparing both savoury and sweet crȇpes, with a selection of mouthwatering fillings. But it doesn’t stop there – the café and bakery also tempt diners with breakfast, waffles, ice cream, organic fair trade coffee, smoothies and cold drinks. Visit to see the full Crȇpeaffaire menu, but be aware that the Cardiff menu does differ slightly.


The yellow theme continues inside the café, with cute neon hearts on the walls, artificial sunflowers on the tables and
ultra-modern yellow lamps hanging down from the ceiling.


A large blackboard takes up the entire surface of one wall, with pictures of ingredients and names of crȇpes scrawled onto it in brightly-coloured chalk.

Opposite, a mural of a Strawberry Delight crȇpe stretches across a white wall – as if I haven’t already given into

One of Crȇpeaffaire’s major selling points is that you can actually watch your food being prepared using organic flour, free range eggs and fresh ingredients. It’s interesting to see how a crȇpe is made, and it’s always good to know what’s going into your food.
Surprisingly, crȇpes contain less calories and carbs than a sandwich with the same filling – the perfect excuse to come here! After much deliberation, I decide upon the Green Thai Chicken crȇpe (£4.40 take-out/£5.25 eat-in).
As crȇpes don’t take very long to cook, our order arrives in no more than 10 minutes and I am soon tucking into a delicious, hot crȇpe stuffed to the brim with fragrant green Thai chicken, mushrooms, soured cream and cheese.
My colleague goes for the Fajita (£4.40 take-out/£5.25 eat-in), filled with Mexican chicken, red onion salsa, soured cream and cheese. I might not have tasted it for myself but it looks pretty good, so if it’s anything like mine, it must taste even better!

My manager and another colleague share the Supreme (£4.90 take-out/£5.90 eat-in), featuring a tasty mix of ham, cheese, tomato, mushrooms and spinach. The friendly staff are more than happy to split the crȇpe between two plates for us, and this is just one example of the excellent customer service we received throughout our visit.

For dessert I order the Mellow Yellow (£2.95 take-out/£3.55 eat-in), a traditional choice served with butter, sugar and lemon in a zesty, syrup-like form – much better than the ones I try to make at home!

My colleagues share the Banoffee (£4.85 take-out/£5.80 eat-in), an indulgent option featuring banana, butterscotch and cream.

Crȇpeaffaire also offer a take-out option, but I don’t know if the food would taste so good once I’d got
it back to the office, or if it would still be warm. That said, the crȇpe-cone (a cardboard take-out box shaped like a crȇpe) does sound rather nifty.

Crȇpeaffaire has become my lunch destination of choice for the foreseeable future, and I can’t recommend it enough. If you’re thinking of visiting, sign-up on the website for free first to receive a voucher for a free Mellow Yellow crȇpe when you purchase a savoury crȇpe (now you know my secret!)
1 Hills Street
CF10 2LE
(029) 2037 2249
Crepeaffaire website




  1. Anonymous
    April 16, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    The phone number is (029) 2037 2249, as 029 is the code for Cardiff, not 02920.

  2. Anonymous
    April 17, 2013 / 8:19 am

    I've been to Crepeaffaire too. Great food and excellent service. Would highly recommend it.

  3. Anonymous
    May 12, 2013 / 8:08 am

    Actually, the phone number is (004429) 20 3722 49, as I am more pedantic than you.

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