Planning to open your own crepery or waffle house? We’ve got a giant is of suggestions to help you come up with a memorable name for your little crepe shop. We’ve also compiled a list of successful crepe brands so you can get a sense of what’s already working in the market.

Crepe shops and waffle houses do most of their business during the morning or lunch service. If you’re from the South, you’re all to familiar with the Waffle House chain of restaurants that’s usually open 24/7. While you can certainly operate your establishment around the clock if you would like, it won’t be an expectation for most patrons. This is especially true if you plan to open a shop in the western or midwest segment of the United States.

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Names by Category

Inspirational Ideas

These are some examples of our favorites waffle and crepe shop name ideas from across the United States. Each of the names listed below are from established breakfast joints. While you won’t want to use any of these names verbatim they can provide inspiration for your search. We explore lessons you can learn from these success stories later in the blog post.

  • Creamy Crepes
  • Coffee & Crepes
  • Simply Crepes
  • Cafe Crepe
  • France House of Crepes
  • Colado’s Coffee & Crepes
  • Bonjour Crepes and Wine
  • Honey Honey Cafe and Crepery
  • CREPEStudio
  • T-Swirl Crepe
  • Grid Iron Waffle Shop
  • Press Waffle Co.
  • Lincoln’s Waffle Shop
  • The Waffle Hollywood
  • The Waffle Spot
  • Black Coffee & Waffle Bar
  • Smashed Waffles
  • Waffles & Dinges

Regional Name Suggestions

A winning formula for a this type of niche breakfast restaurant is to draw inspiration from your location. By adding the state, city, or other regional modifier you can generate a brand that’s completely unique and appealing to the local population.

  • Colorado Crepe House
  • Washington Waffle Factory
  • Minnesota Waffle
  • Two Streams Crepery
  • Big Mountain Crepe Shop
  • Marshall County Crepery
  • Cook County Coffee and Crepes
  • Utah Nutella Restaurant
  • Nutella in Nebraska
  • Alaska Crepe Shop
  • New Frontier Waffles
  • Old Country Waffle Shop
  • The German Waffle Nook

Flavor and Ingredient Names

Crepe trucks and a viable business option as well.

If location names don’t match the vibe you’re after consider using popular topping or ingredients that pair well with waffles and crepes. As an example, some folks can’t get enough Nutella on their crepes. Others need a hot cup of coffee to pair with their entree.

  • The Strawberry Crepe
  • The Blueberry Waffle
  • Waffles and Syrup
  • Butter and Waffles
  • Whipped Cream and Waffles
  • Whole Wheat Waffles
  • The Cajun Crepe
  • Powdered Sugar on Waffles
  • Ice Cream & Crepes
  • Bananas for Waffles
  • Lemon & Mint Crepe Shop
  • Chocolate Crepes and Waffles
  • The Savory Belgium Waffle
  • Wild Berry Waffle House
  • Custard and Crepes Cafe
  • Chicken and Waffle Realm

Use Your Own Name

If all else fails and inspiration doesn’t strike, fear not because you can always fall back on your personal name or someone else you know. This approach works very well and can be a nice tribute to someone that inspired you to open a breakfast joint like your mom or grandmother. Not only does this approach differentiate your brand, but it offers a way for customers to connect more closely with you. It’s personal. Your name is on the menu so the food has to be good.

  • Carol’s Crepes
  • Grandma Cathy’s Crepery
  • Dave’s Waffle Emporium
  • Natalie’s Morning Crepe
  • Jim’s Jumping Waffles
  • Jack’s Delightful Waffles
  • Patty’s Pancakes and Crepes
  • Lisa’s Lip Licking Crepery
  • Ryan’s Rocking Waffles
  • Ted’s Tremendous Crepes

Final Thoughts

If you still haven’t found something that tickles you like from the list of suggestions above not to worry. It takes some restaurant owners months to lock down the name and brand vision for your establishment. That’s the process you’re going through when determining a name too. You’re trying to figure out a brand image and what it stands for.

Related Reading: 257 Coffee Shop House Names with Profit Potential

Other ways to sketch our ideas include listing out the style of crepes (like savory or sweet) you plan to serve. Think about what cooking utensils are regularly used to make waffles (whisk, mixing bowl, stirring spoon). Describe the features of your food. Could you describe breakfast items fluffy, crisp, warm? Each of these descriptors have been used to build brands in the past and they could work for you too.

After you’ve compiled a list of ideas that might work, don’t forget to head to Google to check if someone is already using your name. This is the first simple step you should take to ensure the idea is original. The last thing you would want to do is invest a lot of time and energy creating and planning for something already trademarked.

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