Crepissimo is a Greek-fusion crêpe cafe on Leith Walk. You can find the cafe on Deliveroo, but the delivery radius is just three miles to keep the food quality high.
Greek fusion means in addition to tasty sweet crepes like banana and Nutella, white chocolate and coconut or sugar and lemon juice, there are savoury crepes as well. Some of these options are Mediterranean in style, with Greek options like Simpatica with koporou spread and Crepissima with paprika spread.
I’m fond of the Contadina, which includes Hungarase, a Greek meat/mayo formulation, and it’s precisely the sort of spreadable filling that does well in crepes.
I’ve gone to Crepissimo and ordered multiple crepes. I’ve had the main meal of savoury pancakes and then a dessert option too!
Perhaps I’m just a glutton, but a simultaneous disadvantage and advantage of crêpes is that I can just keep eating them. It might be the same for you. Is it healthy? It depends on what you put in the crepe!
The sweet crêpes are traditionally sweet, with chocolate spread, cream, honey, fruit and that sort of thing. The savoury options are a mix, they’re not all Greek-inspired, some are more like the tasty crêpes you might get at a good gastropub. You know, ham and cheese.
The food has arrived quickly every time I’ve been, usually a few minutes after my coffee. It’s never been prepared, though. Sit in the right place, and you can watch the crepe you’re about to eat be made, with the filling taken from the typical counter of chopped fillings and put together for you.
When you’re hungry, waiting just a few minutes for your fresh crepe can feel like a lifetime, though. At least for me.
Crepissmo’s cafe and service
Crepissimo isn’t huge, and its shape doesn’t help deal with crowds or pushchairs. There is a relatively narrow corridor up to the counter, which you approach length on and then some more space around the corner.
I’ve no problem with small. Besides, the petite space of the cafe is more than compensated for by the size of the service.
Each and every time I’ve been in, I’ve been warmly welcomed. I was remembered after the first, and I’m not particularly memorable, so that’s impressive.
What do you know about Greek fusion crêpes? That’s more than I did. The cheerful owner has always happily handled all my “what’s this?” and “what about this?” questions.
So, Crepissimo’s size and welcoming vibe has always suited me. If I was turning up with many friends, it might be problematic, though. I just don’t think there’s enough room for large groups, although (important disclaimer) I’ve never ventured all the way around the back corner. There could be extra room there.
I’ve mixed feelings about the tables. I’d often describe them as the Mediterranean, but they’re not exceptionally comfortable when my body is aching.
Also, keeping up with the Med-cafe culture, which is much appreciated in Scottish winters, can be the multilingual chatter of engaged conversations from all corners.
Solo dining at Crepissimo
I often eat alone, and I like to call out venues like Crepissimo, an excellent place to go if that’s your situation too. If you eat alone, there’s nothing to be ashamed of or even worry about, but some eateries make it exceptionally hard (like trying to order at the bar while guarding your table), and others make it easy.
Crepissimo, at least during my COVID-era visits, has made it easy. There’s chat with the owner, tables suitable for one or two, little nooks and corners to sit and safe places to pop bags and coats.
I started off by calling Crepissimo a Greek-fusion crêpe cafe, and it is. It’s also a fusion of the familiar and unfamiliar all snuggled together in a friendly little venue off Leith Walk.
And whatever labels you decide to attach to Crepissimo, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the food!
The crêpes are delicious. I mean, you can watch them cook if you peer over the counter, and you can’t get much fresher than that. There’s bound to be a combo on the menu that leaves you licking your lips!
Just writing this review has persuaded me to check out the Deliveroo options, too. In the name of science!
Do check out Crepissimo!