Crepes are a specialty food to serve for brunch. Crepes are a fairly light food, therefore they are best served with other foods alongside them to make for a full and complete meal.
When serving crepes for brunch, think about if you want to serve a sweet or savory crepe.
Savory crepes are best served with fruits. Savory crepes are quite a heavy meal because they are served with filling centers, therefore you don’t need as many sides with them. Serving a couple of types of fruit with savory crepes will be perfect for a brunch meal.
Sweet crepes are best served with fruits and sides of meats. Due to sweet crepes being quite a light food, I would recommend serving the meat and fruit as a side. It makes for a more complete and balanced meal for your guests.
Savory Crepe Fillings
Savory crepe fillings are mainly meats, vegetables and cheese fillings. Savory crepes have more substance to them and are quite filling on their own. You can mix and match fillings for savory crepes to tailor them to your brunch menu.
- ham and cheese
- mushrooms and cheese
- spinach and cheese
- turkey, mushrooms and swiss cheese
- ham, asparagus and swiss cheese
- spinach, artichoke and brie cheese
Sweet Fillings for Crepes
Sweet fillings for crepes are foods that have a focus on the sweeter side, like sauces and fruits. Sweet crepes are much less filling than savory crepes because they do not have the substance to them like savory crepes. Sweet crepes need sides served with them to be a full balanced meal for brunch.
- hazelnut spread
- strawberries and whipped cream
- strawberry sauce
- blueberry sauce
- cream cheese and fruit
- whipped cream and mixed fruit
- cinnamon and honey or maple syrup
- mascarpone and fruit or cinnamon
- ricotta and fruit
Fresh fruit to serve with crepes
Fresh fruit goes well with crepes since it adds a heathy part to the meal. Fresh fruit gives the brunch more of a well rounded meal, and it is quite filling. Crepes can be a light brunch food, therefore you need to add more foods to your brunch for your guests to feel full after they have eaten.
- sliced apples
- sliced pears
Meats to serve with crepes
Sides of bacon or sausages go well with sweet crepes to add a bit more of a balance to the brunch meal. You likely do not need to add any meats if you’re serving savory crepes because they are quite heavy in a comparison to sweet crepes.
Beverages to serve with crepes
Beverages that go well with crepes include coffee, tea, lattes, and juices. Select your favorite beverages to serve with brunch for your guests. It’s good practice to pick at least 1-2 beverages for your guests so there’s some variety.
- tea-latte (London fog)
- orange juice
- apple juice
Crepes are a specialty food to serve for brunch that people will love! Crepes are fun to serve with different fillings and toppings. Make sure to round out your meal with any meats, fruits, and beverages for your guests. It’s best to serve crepes with 1-2 beverages, a selection of fruit, and a couple of different filling options.