Four Frogs Creperie
There aren’t that many places where you can find real, authentic Bretagne crepes in Sydney, but Four Frogs is one of them. Founded by four Frenchmen who came to Sydney and loved everything it had to offer, the only downside for Florian Guillemard and his cohorts was that they couldn’t find crepes like they made back home. With that in mind, they decided to give something back to the city they love so much and Four Frogs Creperie was born.
On a prominent corner of Avenue Road, the cafe’s pride and joy is the glass-fronted counter, where you can peer through to the crepe hotplates. Manned by crepe masters, you can see your order being cooked fresh, complete with all the correct tools and a hell of a lot of skill.
The delicate, thin pancakes are topped with butter, sugar and lemon or house-made salted caramel sauce. Galettes, the savoury version, are made with the traditional buckwheat flour (milled in-house), which just proves the level of dedication to making them like they do in France.
Guillemard says that the locals are partial to the ham, cheese and egg variety, as well as the duck with hoi sin sauce. Of course, in Bretagne they like to drink cider with their crepes, and so in honour of that, there’s a neat little cider and wine list too, offering both French and Aussie varieties.