Tucked away in the trendy, Rice Village area not too far from Rice University, is a special place of pastry heaven by the name of Sweet Paris. It’s been years since I have had the chance to taste a delectable Crêpe since when I used to frequent Creperie NYC located in New York City’s West Village. They by far are the best Crêpes I have had the pleasure of tasting, but Sweet Paris could be an extremely close second.
It’s a small cafe and you could easily pass it up if you’re not exactly looking for it. Taking a page from the small cafes in France, all Crêpes are prepared fresh and right on the spot as soon as you order. I arrived a bit early in the morning so I wanted to first try one of the breakfast Crêpes, so I selected the CROQUE MADAME (two scrambled eggs, gruyere cheese, smoked ham & béchamel sauce). Savory and delicious I was extremely satisfied with my choice! Maybe the best breakfast I have had in awhile. I had never had gruyere cheese before and tasting it melted with the eggs and smoked ham was beyond satisfying to my appetite. And topped with the béchamel sauce made the whole meal complete. I highly recommend this dish! Although I’ve read a few reviewers complain of the prices at Sweet Paris (my breakfast was $8.00) I think the price was more than fair considering the amount and the size of the dish. I shared with my son and we both could not even finish it.
I had a bit more room in my stomach and did not want to leave without trying one of the sweet Crêpes, I went back and ordered the S’MORES (nutella, torched marshmallows, graham crackers, & semi-sweet chocolate). I had ordered the vanilla bean ice cream to go with my dish but unfortunately they forgot to add it to my dish, however I didn’t dwell on it too much. If anyone knows me they know I have a sweet-tooth and a love for chocolate like no other but the s’mores was a bit too much even for me! It was still delicious but next time I think I will try the Apple Cinnamon Creme Brûlée!
An amazing and romantic decor, Sweet Paris does have limited seating, however there is outdoor patio seating in the front. The decor and lighting were very “sweet” and although I haven’t been to Paris yet (traveling next year) I assume the design was to resemble a nice, small cafe on the streets of Paris. A great place for a first date or to have brunch. Weekends get pretty busy and crowded so save your trip for their off peak hours.
2420 Rice Blvd, Houston, TX 77005
Appetite Deluxe Food Scale: 8.5 Overall Experience: 8