Crepes & Waffles is one of the most famous international restaurants in Medellín. They have restaurants in nine countries and 77 in Colombia.
Ask anybody where the closest Crepes & Waffles is and most will know how to get there. There are 13 restaurants and six ice-cream parlors in Medellín alone.
The restaurants are easy to find and most are located in malls. Each one has a special touch that makes it feel different from the others. My favorite is the Laureles location which looks like it is in its own miniature forest.
Crepes & Waffles opened its first restaurant, a small rustic French crêperie, in Bogotá in 1980. It was originally intended for upper-class families.
In 1994 they opened their first location in Medellín and in 1995 the business became international, opening its first restaurant in Ecuador.
Walking into a Crepes & Waffles around lunch time guarantees that the restaurant will be full.
Most restaurants are big enough that you wont have to wait to be seated, but if you do it’ll only be a few minutes.
Something you’ll notice going into Crepes & Waffles is that the only male worker you will see is the guard (if the restaurant has one).
This is because Crepes & Waffles only hires women who are the head of a household. They are single mothers or daughters who support their families.
Crepes & Waffles is famous for their unique menu and fairly inexpensive prices. They offer delicious plates that will leave you full.
They also have a special vegetarian menu or a sweet crepe menu if you’re looking for a desert that does not include ice-cream.
Be it a crepe, a pita, a bread bowl, sweet crepes, waffles, salads etc.; I’ve never tried a plate I don’t like.
The gold mine at this restaurant is the French onion soup. A soup that is hard to find here in Colombia. It is amazing, gooey cheesy deliciousness.
Crepes is also famous for their ice cream menu which really is a work of artistic flavors.
You can order everything from fondue, to banana splits, cones, fruit flavored ice-cream, even rose petals ice cream, which sounds odd but it is truly delicious.
They also recently open their Stone Glazé chain, easily comparable to Marble Slab or Cold Stone Creamery in the United States. For now they are only found in the ice-cream parlors.
Crepes & Waffles has amazing food for amazing prices. I can easily be satisfied for a meal of about 20,000 pesos ($11).
Crepes & Waffles is a great option for brunch, lunch, dinner or desert. They have rightfully earned the title of being one of my favorite restaurants in Medellín.