Local Eats: City Crepes brings a touch of France to downtown Jackson


JACKSON, MI – A taste of France can be found in downtown Jackson at City Crepes.

The mother-daughter team of Janice and Nikki Lane opened the restaurant over eight years ago.

“It was something Jackson didn’t have,” Nikki Lane said. “We were just looking for a business to open and doing research online, which came as an idea.”

Using baking trays imported from France, the pancakes are made with sweet and savory ingredients.

The most popular savory pancake is downtown made with chicken, Fontina cheese, tomato, and pesto, Nikki Lane said. On the sweeter side, The Lamp Post pancake includes strawberries, bananas and Nutella.

The novel coronavirus pandemic has forced the restaurant to relocate to take out and deliver over the past three months. They are happy to be back with outdoor seating available, Nikki Lane said.

“We actually did very well,” Nikki Lane said. “It was a little scary at first, but we prayed about it and asked God for guidance and he gave us a lot of interesting ideas. Friends came to help us with the delivery.

In addition to pancakes, French press coffee and Italian sodas are available on the drinks menu. Hot Nutella is a favorite when it’s in season. Vegan and gluten-free pancakes are also available.

City Crepes is located at 137 N. Jackson St. in downtown Jackson. The restaurant’s opening hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Call 517-789-8090. All time changes and more information can be found at www.facebook.com/CityCrepesJax

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