Crêpes À Emporter is a new counter-service restaurant in Epcot’s World Showcase. Located in the France Pavilion, in the newly opened Ratatouille area, the restaurant is connected to a table-service restaurant. This quick spot offers both savory galettes and sweet crepes. In this post, we’ll review Crêpes À Emporter’s atmosphere, cuisine and value.
Opening a new restaurant that features a counter-service and table-service spot inside of it is a relatively new idea for Walt Disney World. There aren’t many instances of it, especially inside of the parks. That’s exactly what has happened in the new France area. We’ll have a review of the table-service portion of the restaurant before long but the idea of splitting the restaurant is both nice and a little strange.
Many times when Disney debuts a new restaurant, it’s exceptionally hard to get inside of there. Case in point is the new Space 220 restaurant on the opposite corner of Epcot, that’s seemingly booked out for months. This would make it especially nice that there’s a counter-service offering similar food. The problem? La Crêperie de Paris, the table-service restaurant that shares a kitchen with Crêpes À Emporter, uses a completely different reservation system that doesn’t fill up.
Another strange quirk is that the two places do share a menu item (or two) and the counter-service location offers it at a cheaper price. In that aspect, you’re really paying a premium to be waited on and getting a steal for the actual food if visiting Crêpes À Emporter.
While we’re all for good deals here at Wandering in Disney, there isn’t much of an atmosphere at the counter-service location because, well, it’s just a counter. Guests will enter a queue, order at the window, pick up their food at the next window and then… You’re on your own! There aren’t many tables in the area and not a ton of space in general.
Fortunately, the France Pavilion is a lovely place to hang out and there is some space elsewhere. We got our food and went to the front of the pavilion where there are tables to stand at while overlooking the water. There are other areas to relax and take a load off throughout the area, I just wouldn’t associate them with this actual restaurant. In that way, it’s a little hard to judge Crêpes À Emporter’s atmosphere. It’s in one of Epcot’s best places but doesn’t offer much seating.
Moving on the food, here’s a look at the menu. The sweet crepes and savory galettes are inspired by the Brittany region of France, according to the website.
For one of our savory galettes, we ordered the Bechamel, Cheese & Ham Galette. For those unaware (like me), Béchamel sauce is a sauce traditionally made from a white roux and milk. Thanks Wikipedia. The sauce was creamy and it was hard to differentiate that and the cheese but in a good way. They worked well together. There was a good amount of ham in the crepe, which was made of buckwheat. In both savory galettes, the filling was mostly in the middle so I cut it up and spread it around. At $10.95, this was a filling and good option. I think the value is pretty solid and I’d happily get this one again although it wasn’t the highlight.
That title fell to the Ratatouille Galette, which is the option served in both the counter and table-service restaurants. Inside of the buckwheat rested Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Eggplant in a saucy mix. This was even more filling and balanced out the richness with a nice freshness in the vegetables. If the photos didn’t show already, both crepes were hefty! The Ratatouille Galette was only $8.95 and might be the best value in the park. I was full after eating this. It was absolutely delicious and will become one of my favorite things to eat in a Disney Park.
Finally, we had to get a sweet crepe! This was the Butter & Sugar Crepe, and what I think of as more traditional based on the dough used. All of them were made well, including this one. The butter and sugar were a fine addition but I wasn’t blown away like I was with the Ratatouille Galette. This was the cheapest option ($5.95) on the menu and probably the least filling so it might serve as an easy snack for some to get. That said, I’d probably opt for a different sweet option.
Overall, we came away impressed with Crêpes À Emporter. The France Pavilion has a bevy of excellent options. While the atmosphere here is a bit cramped and there’s no real seating option, the food is delicious and one of the best values in Disney World.
Overall Rating – 8.5/10
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