If there one’s type of food that I always have trouble finding here in Manila, it’s crepes. There used to be an amazing crepe place where I live here in BF Homes, Paranaque; but that sadly closed down. So when I heard about Kuya Crepes, my heart jumped for joy!
A proudly French and Filipino brand, you can be sure that you’ll get good quality crepes from Kuya Crepes. After all, the chef is really from Quimper, Bretagne, France – the crepes capital of the world! – and has been making crepes with his family since he was six years old.
Their crepes are authentically made in the traditional French way using French equipment and tools while incorporating Filipino touches in their ingredients, like mangoes.
“Our flavors are both traditional French and born out of our creative pursuit to come up with unique flavors for the Filipino market,” they explain. My personal favorite is their tarte au citron, which is a traditionally French flavor innovated to be in a crepe. Everyone at home fought over the different mango versions, but the tarte au citron really blew me away.
Despite making crepes since he was a child, though, Kuya Crepes as a business wasn’t born until the pandemic. It started as an initiative to help in their own little way. “We wanted to ease the pain of our frontliners of not having the time to eat,” they share. So, they sent them crepes! After all; they’re easy to eat, are filling, and are super delicious.
As days passed by, they started getting a lot of positive feedback from the doctors, nurses, staff, and others who’ve tasted it. This then escalated to requests from doctors, nurses and staff to sell the crepes so they could start sending care packages to their loved ones, as well. Eventually, they obliged. Soon after that, friends started inquiring and asking for orders, too.
Their crepes are so good and will definitely satisfy those crepe cravings. Even celebrities have ordered from them and provided great feedback!
Kelly Misa says they’re the best crepes she has tried in a long time:
Patty Laurel says they’re soooooo good:
And they really are. Take it from me, a bonafide crepe lover! In the six weeks since they started, Kuya Crepes has already sold thousands of crepes. “Our only goal is to give simple joy during this difficult time through our authentic French crepes,” they share. “The way things are going, it seems like we are really making it happen!”
Kuya Crepes delivers to all areas serviceable by Grab and Lalamove. According to the owners, the crepes are best eaten hot. However, this really depends on your personal preferences. My daughter prefers hers cold, for example, so we put hers in the fridge first. Either way, you’ll get to experience true Bretagne/French crepes whenever you order from Kuya Crepes.
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