Panache Cafe and Creperie is a local Geelong family-owned and run business, established in 1995.

With a wide offering of sweet and savoury crepes, light snacks, cakes as well as coffee and drinks, Panache Creperie has served Geelong locals and visitors of the region for more than 25 years.

Owner Mark Oates first discovered crepes while backpacking through Europe in the 1980s and was instantly impressed.

With a hospitality background, Mark returned home with the hope of introducing crepes with an Australian twist to Geelong.

From there the idea of Panache Cafe and Creperie was born and Mark and his wife Linda opened their first cafe in Market Square Shopping Centre in 1995.

The couple then progressed to their first franchise in 1997 when they opened store number two in Ryrie Street, Geelong.

From small beginnings, Mark and Linda now head up several Panache Creperie cafes across Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, including a company store and two franchises.

Panache Cafe and Creperie opening dates

4 August 1995

Market Square Shopping Centre, Geelong

1 January 1997

Ryrie Street, Geelong

28 March 1997

Hesse Street, Queenscliff

1 March 2000

Reading Cinema Complex, Waurn Ponds

22 October 2002

Pakington Street, West Geelong

16 August 2005

High Street, Belmont

30 March 2007

Gateway Plaza Shopping Centre, Leopold

7 March 2009

Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

24 January 2009

Blis Icecream, Eastern Beach Road, Geelong

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