#17 of 138 Panama City Beach Restaurants

Gypsea Crepes

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Gypsea Crepes: Savory and Sweet Crepes With a Japanese Twist
Local Expert's Rating:
5.0 / 5
The Bottom Line:

Gypsea Crepes serves a range of unique sweet and savory crepes that are as visually pleasing as they are delicious. A rarity on the Florida Panhandle, the Japanese-style crepes served at this small, yet groundbreaking establishment are definitely worth sampling.

- The FloridaPanhandle.com Local Expert Team

Whether you’re new to the world of crepes or enjoy them whenever you get the chance, you’ll discover an intriguing take on the concept at one of Panama City Beach’s best-kept culinary secrets: Gypsea Crepes. This small establishment might not look like much from the exterior, but it delivers an intricate blend of flavors you will find enticing, plus a beautiful take on the dish that can be difficult to find outside of Japan.

Offering a wonderful selection of crepes, this shop provides something for everyone. Choosing between savory and sweet options can be a struggle, so come with a healthy appetite if possible — or plan to order multiple crepes to share with several visitors. 

Visual presentation is a big deal at Gypsea Crepes, where each offering is more beautiful than the last. For many visitors, this restaurant provides a much-needed introduction to the concept of Japanese-style crepes, which are a street food staple in Harajuku. These stylish crepes are artfully arranged to look like an edible bouquet. This serves not only an aesthetic purpose but also allows for the even distribution of ingredients throughout each crepe to ensure that you enjoy an explosion of flavor with every bite. 

A small selection of beverages allows you to wash down your crepe as you see fit. Coffee combines nicely with breakfast crepes, while juice, soda, and iced teas are satisfying with savory crepes on a hot day. The restaurant also offers kombucha crafted by local favorite Noli South.

A few of our favorite menu items include the following:

The John John
Simple and satisfying, this crepe may seem basic at first glance — but it is fresh and balanced enough to be truly satisfying even at a restaurant chock full of unique crepes. Its ingredients include ham, cheddar, lettuce, onion, and tomato. 

The Slater
Level up your usual crepe with this memorable version, which includes unique ingredients such as apple, cranberries, brie cheese, and honey mustard. A generous serving of turkey completes the recipe to form a delightful crepe. 

The Miki
Add a little Thai flavor to your crepe with The Miki, which is available with either chicken or beef. Once you’ve selected your meat of choice, your crepe will be loaded with peanut sauce, cilantro, sriracha, lettuce, onion, and tomato. 

Sunny Bacon
If you arrive in time for breakfast, consider treating yourself to a breakfast crepe-like no other. This hearty option is loaded with all of your breakfast favorites, including egg, bacon, and cheddar. Your crepe also includes plenty of veggies, such as spinach, onion, and tomato. If preferred, you can add mayo, pesto, salsa, or sriracha for an extra dose of flavor. 

Thruster Fruits With Cheesecake
There is no need to limit yourself to just one type of fruit for your dessert crepe. With this loaded option, you can treat yourself to three types of fruit, plus the delicious flavor of cheesecake. Available fruits include strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, or banana. Like all sweet crepes offered at this establishment, this version comes generously drizzled with chocolate sauce and served with fresh whipped cream. If desired, you can substitute the whipped cream with yogurt and granola.

With the right flavors and presentation, crepes can be a culinary game-changer. You’ll be blown away by the unique offerings at Gypsea Crepes, which are almost too pretty to eat — and far too delicious to pass up.

Insider Tips:
– While most visitors order crepes straight from the menu board, customizations are encouraged. Don’t be afraid to leave out or add ingredients as you see fit.
– Don’t worry if the restaurant seems full when you arrive. While the seating is notoriously limited, visitors clear out quickly. By the time your order is ready, you should be able to find a place to sit.