First, here is a cool website to find crêperies in Paris: www.paris-crepes.fr
In a crêperie, you can eat galettes, they are salty crêpes filled with your choice of salmon, goat cheese, lardons, cheese etc. You pick.They are made out of buckwheat. For dessert, you will have the regular yellow-brown crêpe filled with sugar, nutella, ice cream, chantilly etc.
A crêperie is the ideal restaurant to take children when you are in France,they can pick the simplest combination if they are not too hungry or are picky eaters: ham and cheese is one of the children favorite combination. My children LOVE crêpes and for them going to a crêperie is always a nice treat.
Galette au chevre chaud (goat cheese) et lardons for Mom and Galette au fromage (cheese) for Missy.
American are more used to the dessert crêpes, the yellow/slightly brown crêpes that are eating sitting down or on the go. The crêpes are filled with different toppings and in France, they are not filled to explode like I have seen in the US.
Crêpes are easy to make, you can read more about the tradition behind the crêpes and find my favorite crêpes recipe on my other post.
They are hundreds of crêperies in Paris, some only make crêpes to go, others are sitting restaurants. It is hard to find bad crêpes but to help you out, I have put together a list of the top Parisian crêperies:
109, rue Vieille du Temple, 3rd arrondissement
44 rue Mouffetard, 5th arrondissement
36 Rue Mouffetard 5th arrondissement
The Petit Grec
68 Rue Mouffetard, 5th arrondissement
West Country Girl
6, passage St. Ambroise, 11th arrondissement
67 rue de Charonne, 12th arrondissement,
Point Chaud Express
49 boulevard St-Germain, 5th arrondissement
30 rue Delambre, 14th arrondissement
67, rue du Montparnasse, 14th arrondissement
Crêperie de Josselin
67 rue du Montparnasse, 14th arrondissement
52 boulevard Vaugirard, 15th arrondissement