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Cecel Cafe Crepe

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135 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.72773 -73.985238
nr. St. Marks Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-460-5102 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Dessert / Ice Cream Shop, Japanese/Sushi
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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.



Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Great Desserts
  • Teen Appeal


  • No Alcohol


Accepted/Not Necessary


This venue is closed.

For Kaz Yokoi, who’s worked at Sushi of Gari and Payard Pâtisserie, the crêpe is a blank canvas, the perfect vehicle for expressing culinary creativity. At his tiny East Village shop, he combines French and Japanese techniques, incorporating Asian ingredients like hijiki into his savory crêpes and red beans into his sweet ones. In addition to more-standard fruit and chocolate offerings, Yokoi has concocted one with tofu, Parmesan, and yuzu dressing, and another, the apple tatin, with apples, cinnamon, caramel sauce, and crunchy pie crust. Besides the unconventional fillings, though, what most distinguishes Cecel’s sweet crêpes from the French archetype is their signature pastry-cream filling and ice-cream-cone shape.

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