I love crêpes and I’m always looking for new crepe places to try in Beirut. Mathieu opened earlier this year in Mar Mikhael a block from EDL and makes some of the best crepes I’ve had in Beirut. It’s a small nicely decorated shop with a wide variety of crepes and is perfect for a quick bite, after-drinks snack or for delivery.
Most crêpe pop-up shops here focus on Nutella & sweet crepes but Mathieu’s salty crepes are actually better than the sweet ones. In fact, I almost always get one of two salty crêpes when I pass by, the Poulet Pistou or the Ham & Cheese.
The Poulet Pistou (LL11,000) is a must-have. It comes with marinated chunks of chicken breast topped by crispy layers of melted cheese and Mathieu’s signaled pistou sauce (pesto + mayo).
As far as sweet crepes are concerned, I recommend the Noir Orange (LL10,000). It’s 70% dark chocolate with orange peels and cointreau on top. What I love most about Mathieu is the packaging and how the crepes are not cut in small squares but fold into triangles that you can eat on the go.
The place is clean, the staff is super friendly and the prices are reasonable when compared to the quality you’re getting and how big the portion is.