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Holy Crêpe

Written by Joelle Shea, Community blogger | Sep 28, 2012 12:48 PM

shea_crepes600x600.jpg“A good place.” That’s for sure.

Au Bon Lieu, (translated from French, means “a good place”), is the latest niche to come to Harrisburg, focusing on crêpes. 

For those of you who haven’t had this taste dance across your tongue, crêpes are very thin pancakes that are topped with either sweet or savory fillings and folded into a triangle. At Au Bon Lieu, savory fillings include smoked salmon, pesto chicken, ham, brie and other cheeses, veggies and eggs. Sweet fillings include Nutella (a hazelnut and chocolate spread), fruit, marmalade, chocolate and coconut.  The best news? They are all around or under $5, so you can walk out having lunch/dinner AND dessert for $10. 

While there, I tried both the pesto chicken and the smoked salmon, and both were fantastic. The saltiness of the smoke salmon complimented the sweetness of the crêpe very well.  For desert, my pick was Nutella and fruit, and it did not disappoint.  (Thanks to my friend Amy, who let me taste her marmalade and brie dessert as well!)

Are there downsides to this “good place”? Sure, it’s petite – only three small round tables fit in the joint. You should be willing to wait, get your crepe to-go in a cute paper cone, or visit during an off time if you want to sit a while.  Also, Au Bon Lieu only accepts cash, so hit up the ATM first. 

Au Bon Lieu is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and is located at the corner of Market and 3rd St in Harrisburg. Bon appetite!


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    Thank you for this Joelle! We're looking for places to eat prior to Harrisburg Symphony Pops concerts, we just might need to add this to the list!

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    If you don't mind traveling a bit farther afield, try Rachel's Creperie in downtown Lancaster. Sweet and savory crepes, plus delicious fruit smoothies, and always friendly service. Indoor and outdoor seating, so you can enjoy the downtown vibe more intimately if you like.

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