Marion Crepes


Marion Crepes is currently in San Diego at the Mitsuwa marketplace. They will be there until April 27.

Marion Crepes, which is from Japan, sets up a booth inside various Mitsuwa locations a few times a year. The make harajuku-style crepes, which are very popular in Japan. The thin crepes use a rice flour, giving them a slightly chewy texture. They are filled with fruits, ice cream, whipped cream, etc and eaten like an ice cream cone.

I’ve had harajuku-style crepes a few times. My favorite place to get them is at Harajuku Crepe in Los Angeles. Angels & Hearts in San Diego also makes them but I’m not fond of the texture or the very small amount of filling.

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We actually had Marion Crepes when they were at the Costa Mesa Mitsuwa last year. I didn’t have a great experience because instead of making the crepes fresh, they were just taking out pre-made frozen ones. However, I noticed this time that they were making them on the spot, so we decided to try again.


The menu contains about 18 different options, including a few savory ones. I noticed some are labeled “warm” and so I decided to order one of those to ensure a freshly made warm crepe.

The line was quite long, but luckily the crepes cook quite quickly. We didn’t have to wait too long.

Chocolate Banana Crepe

We chose a warm chocolate banana crepe. The crepe was warm, crispy around the edges, and thin with a slight chew on the inside. There was a good amount of banana and chocolate filling. We enjoyed this crepe much more than our first experience with Marion. I still think Harajuku Crepe in LA store makes the best harajuku crepes I’ve experienced, but Marion’s was a decent version and better than Angels & Hearts in my opinion.

As I mentioned above, they will be in San Diego until April 27th, so hurry if you want to try it. They are set up in a booth right inside the entrance of Mitsuwa.

Marion Crepes
(inside Mitsuwa Marketplace)
4240 Kearny Mesa Rd
San Diego, CA 92111

8 comments on “Marion Crepes”

  1. Ooh I just put up my Matcha Love post thinking that I needed a reason to go to Mitsuwa again. Now there’s a reason! 🙂

    • haha, yup! Now you can do both at once. I need to go back to Matcha love. I’ve been craving their soft serve all week especially since it was so hot!

  2. Ooh these look quite tasty. I assume the rice flour makes the taste/texture pretty different from the buckwheat based French crepes? Luckily need to get my car fixed around that area so I can stop by and get a couple crepes 🙂 Thanks for the tip! I’d have to go with a nutella-banana or strawberry one and then a more Asian flavor like red bean…

  3. Wow, they are early this year. Last year Cathy blogged about them in late June and their last day was mid-July. They did fresh crepe instead of frozen. I would have been mad if they gave me a pre-made one. I like that your crepes were pretty generous in size and with fillings!

    • Yeah I was pretty pissed with the frozen ones we got at Costa Mesa…But this one was better. I do wish they had more topping choices like ice cream! And it’d be nice if you could build your own fillings instead of having to choose a preselected one.

  4. Hi Kirbie – I think you can kind of customize your crepes here, since they have a toppings list you can add to your crepe (50 cents for most toppings, and 1 dollar for ice cream). I had the strawberry azuki bean paste with green tea ice cream – the green tea ice cream just made me crave the matcha ice cream from Matcha Love! I really want to get a crepe and then go over to Matcha Love and get a cup of softserve to spoon into the crepe.

    I actually thought they were just ok – definitely need to try the Harajuku one you’re praising.

    • Oh I didn’t see the option to customize! thanks for letting me know. I also wish they could do some joint collab with Matcha Love so I could put the soft serve on mine! I thought the crepes here were just okay too. The one in LA is a lot better IMHO, so I hope you get a chance to check it out!

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