Located in a small house but a stone’s throw from Bronte harbour, you’ll find a French-style bistro with the best crepes in town (dare we say, the GTA) – and unfortunately, due to a new development, they only have one summer left.
The restaurant is called La Parisienne Creperie, and it’s been family-run by the Colas since December 2014. Husband and wife duo Mikael and Courtney took over the eatery in 2014 from Mike’s Parents, Marie-France and Pierre Colas, and turned it into the best crepe spot in town. By revamping the inside décor and keeping the original recipes, the Colas created a cozy French-style bistro right in Bronte.
From the beginning, their focus has been on providing delicious and traditional French crepes (froment) made on-site using fresh and local ingredients wherever possible. And for nearly a decade, they have supported local farmers and wine-makers when planning and executing their menu.
Their crepe flambe – with Grand Marnier orange liqueur, Sailor Jerry’s spice run, or calvados – are flambeed right at your table. They have French-style layered ice cream served in a mason jar as a parfait with elegant ingredients layered throughout. And then, there are their crepes. So many crepes. Sweet and savoury with ingredients like caramelized local orchard apples, house-made salted caramel, and vanilla ice cream drizzle, or simple and decadent with melted aged cheddar, double smoked bacon, and house-made tomato jam…there’s a crepe for everyone.
For a few more months, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner inside the bistro, or off the harbour on their quaint patio (p.s. they let you bring your own wine on Wednesday and Thursday evenings).
While their Oakville location is only around for a little while longer, you can visit the Colas second location in Hamilton, a hip French creperie called Verlan. Serving French & Australian-inspired toasties, soups, patisserie, along with a market featuring local products, arts, and gifts – we’re certain there’s nothing like it…and we’re already planning our visit!