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Maison De Crepes, Christchurch, NZ

Gluten free crepes in Christchurch, New Zealand

We had two visits to Maison De Crepes whilst in Christchurch as crepes are one of my favourite foods!

They are located on St Aspah street which seems to be where some of the Christhchurch nightlife is centred (and the cinema is around the corner), so that might explain why Maison De Crepes also has a late night serving window. The cafe itself has a lovely feel and is licensed.

The menu specifically says to tell them if you are coeliac (and/or dairy free) so they can prepare a gluten free crepe. Click the image below to see the precautions they take.

There is plenty of choice for savoury or sweet crepes and the waffles are also marked gluten free on the menu. Just note that you need to ask about toppings, as it isn’t clear which toppings are gluten free. Most of them are naturally gluten free, however I later checked some Whittaker’s chocolate while at the airport and all flavours had a ‘may contain traces of gluten’, so obviously avoid the chocolate toppings if you are coeliac.

Sweet crepes

On my first visit I chose the butter and cinnamon crepe, and asked for sugar as well instead of the chantilly cream, which was no problem. The crepe was lovely, but I would have liked a bit more butter so to make it moister as the outside of the crepe was quite crispy. I realise the cream probably would have solved this problem, but I’m just not a fan of cream. My other half had the crepes suzette and the Grand Marnier was lit and poured over the crepe at the table. Orange pieces, ice cream and cream made up the rest of the dessert – sorry you just have to visualise this as I forgot to take a photo. 

My second visit was for breakfast, so I chose the fruit salad crepe which as you can see, was a very generous serving. It was delicious and filled me up before flying back to Australia.

The lady next to us had the Banoffee pie crepe which looked amazing with the banana and chocolate (but note above re chocolate if you are coeliac). 

Savoury crepes

My husband chose a egg and ham crepe for breakfast and again it was a generous serve, which he enjoyed. If you don’t feel like a crepe, an omelette is another option.

gluten free crepes on South Island

Patisseries 

Croissants and other pastries are available for your gluten eating friends but they do have a gluten free brownie if you don’t fancy a crepe.

The staff were very friendly and chatty. Even though the cafe wasn’t full at both our visits, the crepes took quite a while to come out (likely due to extra gluten free precautions), so allow plenty of time if you are on a schedule.

Just to make it even better, Maison De Crepe is dog friendly (inside & out), so that combines my two favourite things! They also have a function room that you can book for meetings or small parties.

The Yard, 173 St Asaph Street, Christchurch
Open 7 days early until late (closes 4pm Sun/Mon)
“Baby cafe” is Mon 10-11am 

maisondecrepes.co.nz

For more New Zealand gluten free reviews, click here.   For 100% gluten free options in Australia and overseas, there are plenty of reviews on the blog.

 

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About the Author: Caroline was diagnosed with Coeliac disease in 2006 and likes to share her gluten free finds around the UK, Australia and the rest of the world! See more on her in the 'About' page. .

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