Falmouth’s “Restaurant Row” just keeps getting better. We now have a wonderful French cafe, Crepe Cod, that serves the most delectable crapes, soups, smoothies, and salads. That is not to mention their mouth watering Moroccan confections.
Crape Cod is an authentic French creperie. The owners are Magalie and Jaafar Chbarbi. Magalie is in the kitchen and Jaafar runs the dining room. Because most Americans are not familiar with the world of crapes, each table is adorned with the framed history of the crape and its uses.
They explain that Crape is a French word that means pancake. However, crapes are thinner than our traditional American pancakes and they are made with wheat flour. They originated in Brittany in the 12th century and now are considered France’s national dish.
Savory and sweet make up the two types of crapes. The savory is known as galettes but the sweet are more familiar to most diners. Savory crapes are made from buckwheat or sarrasin flour and sweet crapes are made from white flour. Savory crapes are healthier and are higher in fiber and are an excellent source of protein. They also contain all eight amino acids and are gluten free.
It is a tradition in Brittany for crapes to be served with local cider. Brittany cider is dryer and sharper than the traditional British cider. The locals pour it into clay cups and enjoy it with their crapes.
Crape Cod is conveniently located at 649 Main Street and is just a ten minute walk from the Palmer House Inn. The interior design is quintessentially French modern. It is open daily for lunch and dinner. They also have an extensive wine list.
For more information:
649 Main Street
Falmouth MA 02540
774 763 2570
While all of our guestrooms have their own charm suitable for relaxation after the most wonderful day of adventures on Cape Cod, we recommend the Harriet Beecher Stowe room, the Theodore Roosevelt room or the Emily Dickinson room. These rooms feature comfortable king beds, fireplaces, jacuzzi-style tubs and a relaxing stay before and after your day.