2 Best Restaurants in Cancale, Brittany

Breizh Café

$ Fodor's choice

Not all crêpes are created equal, and you'll taste the difference at Bertrand Larcher's original Cancale flagship (his Paris outpost is the city's go-to crêperie). Traditional crispy buckwheat galettes are given a modern gourmet twist with the best locally sourced ingredients—organic eggs and vegetables, artisanal cheeses, local oysters and seafood, free-range meats, smoked or seaweed butter from the St-Malo–based dairy superstar Jean-Yves Bordier—and the tender white-flour dessert crêpes are to die for. Do not say no to the salted-caramel version, a world-famous recipe launched in Brittany, or the classic crêpe suzette served flambéed. Include a top-notch cider (for a real treat, try an apple or pear version from Eric Bordelet), and you'll see what makes a Breton crêpe the great French fast food.

La Table Breizh Café

$$$$ Fodor's choice

Although an odd couple at first glance, the marriage of two seafood-centric cuisines—Japanese and Breton—actually makes perfect sense, especially once you've experienced the miracles of flavor that hail from the kitchen of Michelin-starred chef Raphaël-Fumio Kudaka. Imaginative, locally sourced dishes find just the right balance between French gourmandise and Japanese delicacy: lobster dumplings with pine nuts, crisp pork belly, morel, and shiitake mushrooms in a yuzu broth; langoustine, scallop, and foie gras tempura in a bonito-kombu broth; and for dessert, a luscious orange-crème mousseline, with blood-orange gelée and Brittany saffron coulis served over a melt-in-your-mouth Wasabon biscuit. Pair your meal with a natural French wine—you won't mind spending a little extra for something so far beyond the ordinary. This place is in the same building (and has the same owners) as the legendary crêpery, Breizh Café.