Roule Galette: Best French Crepes in Melbourne
Blink and you’ll miss it. Nestled down Scott Alley, off Flinders Lane, The Roule Galette hides from obvious view. You'll need to search to find it, but wander inside and you'll find yourself transported to a small, whimsical creperie on the western coast of France, in the seaside town of Brittany where the crepe is a local hero. That's right, the most authentic crepes Melbourne-side can be found at Roule Galette.
Peering inside this quaint, welcoming creperie, there’s a distinct sense of authenticity. Black and white photographs line the walls while French music plays softly in the background – with all of these quintessentially French trimmings, one might start to question the authenticity of the crepes themselves. Seeing the opening hours on the door, I poke my head through to try my luck. A young man dressed casually in jeans and a t-shirt quickly makes his way over and greets my quizzical gaze with a welcoming, ‘Yes, we are opened!’ With a distinctly French accent he continues quickly towards the kitchen, before hurrying back with glasses of cool water and menus in tow.
With its small size and quaint furnishings, the creperie exudes a warm and welcoming vibe. I gaze around the room, admiring the beautifully framed photographs while quietly captivated by sounds of the happily chatting French chef whipping up fresh crepe batter. In such a setting it’s not hard to find yourself imagining that this creperie is located not in the alleyways of Melbourne, but that it resides in a quiet and atmospheric side street of the crepe capital of France. Breaking the sound of sizzling crepes is the excited chatter of patrons eagerly discussing the menu and what they should order; it becomes hard to forget that you’re in the heart of Melbourne, basking in some of the multiculturalism that makes this city so special.
Boasting a wide variety of sweet crepes and savoury galettes, from Brittany’s traditional French egg, ham and cheese style to specialty crepes presenting indulgent combinations of fresh fruit, ice cream, whipped cream and chocolate sauce, these deliciously French crepes range from as low $5 AUD to a maximum $20 AUD. While the chef recommends the specialty dessert range on offer, there’s something on this extensive crepe menu for every taste bud. So, if you find yourself wandering the city streets of Melbourne looking for a slice of France in the heart of Melbourne, you’ll be sure to find it at The Roule Galette.
Address: Scott Alley, 241 Flinders LaneMelbourne, Victoria, 3000
Phone: (03) 9639 0307
Monday - Thursday: 7.30am - 8.00pm
Friday: 7.30am - 9.30am
Saturday - Sunday: 10.00am - 5.00pm