Fourth Estate/Madalyn Godfrey



Located in Washington D.C. on the corner of 20th and L Street is a small hole-in-the-wall restaurant named Crepeaway. With an ordinary exterior that is easily missed from the bustling streets of D.C., the moment you walk in, you are transported to a whole new magical place.

Greeted by the aroma of freshly made crepes, this one room restaurant creates an intimate and cozy atmosphere for your enjoyment. With a painting of the Eiffel Tower on your left and a mirror covering the entire right wall, this dimly pink-lighted place gives off the perfect aesthetic for all your mirror selfie needs.

As you walk to the back of the room, that is where the aroma is the strongest. Burners line the counter space making up to 12 crepes at a time, creating either sweet or savory crepes to satisfy any craving needs. Watch ingredients become perfectly crafted, folded and ready to be served as you wait in line to order.

Above the watch area is the menu where you can choose from 31 different flavors of crepes, 15 savory flavors and 16 sweets. However, you can’t just try one and not the other! Take advantage of their combos and get both a savory crepe and a sweet crepe for a lower price.

For a savory crepe, I recommend the Big Papa. Filled with cheese, grilled chicken, hickory bacon, smoked ham, smoked turkey and hot sauce, it is their ultimate meat-lover item. For those who are not big fans of meat, you’re in luck! There are plenty of choices that can suit both your vegetarian and savory needs!

Sweet crepes, on the other hand,  I recommend either the Obama or the Donald. Both are filled with strawberries, bananas and blueberries, except the only difference is the type of chocolate within the crepe with the Obama having Nutella and the Donald having white chocolate. While those two are my main go-to, I also recommend the Toto! A simple sweet crepe filled with Nutella and strawberries. 

No matter what you choose, you can never go wrong. As soon as you take your first bite, you cannot help but to crave more!

What I most adore about this little hole-in-the-wall is that it is open at the wee hours of the night. While you can expect it to be open daily from 11:30 a.m. to midnight, the hours change to 11:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. on Thursdays and to 4 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Perfect times for when you are up late studying or when you are exploring the city!

When going for your first crepe at Crepeaway, I recommend going out to eat there at midnight on a Saturday night for the upbeat and lively late-night atmosphere. However, do know you do not have to stay there to eat it! Order to-go and explore the D.C. nightlife, these delicious crepes are best eaten at any time and at any place.

No need to buy a plane ticket and travel to France for a crepe! Come to D.C. and stop by Crepeaway and all your crepe cravings will be satisfied.