Celebrate Bastille Day By Eating a Crepe With Madeleine

For Bastille Day!

I don’t know what Bastille Day is, but I know it’s French- so why not use it as an excuse to eat the most French Midtown Lunch there is.  It’s been almost 2 years since I wrote about the Cyber Cafe (on 49th btw. 7+8th), an internet cafe that was home to two of the strangest lunches in Midtown: a satellite version of Tuck Shop (the Lower East Side Aussie Meat Pie place) and Madeleine “The Crepe Lady”, a French woman who made authentic Breton style crepes on Wednesday through Sunday.  Tuck Shop closed up awhile ago (although the Cafe may still sell their pies, I’m not sure) but Madeleine is still there 5 days a week (Wed-Sun) serving up the best crepes in Midtown.  Unfortunately she’s not there on Mondays- but it’s still worth posting about considering the holiday.  She makes savory crepes and sweet crepes and if you haven’t checked it out, you’re missing out on one of the hidden gems of Midtown Lunch’ing.

Crepe porn, after the jump… 

Fresh Peach Crepe by Madeleine @ the CyberCafe

If you can’t wait until Wednesday for your crepe fix, and must celebrate Bastille Day today- there are the two “Crepe Carts” operating in Midtown; one on 50 btw. 6+7th, and one on 53rd btw. 5+6th.  (But trust me, Madeleine’s are worth the wait…)

Related: Madeleine “The Crepe Lady” (or Hidden Gems of the CyberCafe Part 2)


  • I was in Tuck Shop yesterday with my brother, it is still very much open and delicious. Its on 1st St off the corner of 1st and 1st. I say go with the Vanilla Slice. Like your site alot keep up the good work. I tried La Belaca and Kwik Meal off of recommendations on your site, and I was pretty happy with both.

  • @ Lil NYC Food Guy- you’re confused. I’m talking about the satellite Tuck Shop that used to exist in the Cyber Cafe on 49th btw. Bway+8th. That has been closed for awhile…

  • I figured there was some misunderstanding because youre usually on point. Thanks for clearin that up. Gotta check out Madeleine’s crepe that looks ridiculous.

  • I love Madeleine, the crepe lady. I covet her crepes, enjoying them whenever I’m destined for a B’way Matinee.

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    Delicious crepes! Very authentic!!

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