Let’s give pancakes their due, they’re delicious! And so very, very underrated, may I add. One day each year is dedicated to the devouring of these food icons, but if you’re looking to get your pancake fix at any time, I’ve piled up a stack of the best pancake spots to head to in the UK.
Whether you like yours smothered in maple syrup, dusted with a sprinkling of sugar, or you’re after a generous garnish of bacon, there’s a pancake place with your name on it!
Double Dutch Pancake House, York
York’s first ever pancake house, Double Dutch Pancake House is a delicious place to demolish a pancake or two. Served with lashings of authentic Dutch charm and super fresh ingredients, there are many sweet and savoury options; with anything from Nutella or salted caramel to bacon, apple and stroop (Dutch syrup). Your trip to York wouldn’t be complete without trying one of these!
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The Greedy Pig, Leeds
A hidden gem loved by the locals, The Greedy Pig in Leeds is a much-loved café oozing Yorkshire charm and syrupy pancake goodness. Sporting a more American-style pancake offering, these fluffy slices of food heaven come with a generous side of thick-cut bacon and syrup or fried chicken… need we say more?!
Loudons Cafe & Bakery, Edinburgh
If you’re heading to the Scottish capital on your next break, it would be rude not to pop into the popular Loudons Café for a plate of their scrumptious, social-media-envy inducing pancakes. As well as the classic American-style, they also offer a homemade vegan and gluten-free blueberry option, and a Superfood Pancake piled high with avocado, spinach and black bean hummus – mmmh!
Hanky Panky Pancakes, Chester
It’s pancake heaven at Chester’s Hanky Panky Pancakes, with a vast menu of both sweet and savoury options to tingle every taste bud. The light and fluffy hanky pancakes can undergo a full-English makeover with bacon and all the trimmings, or you can unleash your inner Spaniard with the ‘El Matador’ option with spicy chorizo.
Psst! If you’re a fan of cocktails, you have to try one of their exclusive ‘Panc-tails’, which add a liqueur twist on the original pancake.
The Breakfast Club, London
As the English capital, it’s no surprise that London is brimming with breakfast hotspots, but one which towers above the rest is undoubtedly The Breakfast Club. With a variety of toppings to ponder over, you can go classic maple syrup, vanilla cream and berries, or even satisfy your savoury tooth with a ‘Ham so Eggsited’ number.
Moose Coffee, Liverpool
Now here are some pancakes not for the faint-hearted amongst us – the pancakes at Moose Coffee are huge! With a range of Moose American Pancakes including Nutella, apple and salted caramel and even granola and chocolate peanut butter (!!!), there’s a plentiful pancake portion to sweeten any brunch date.
Sweet Republic Ireland, Dublin
Holy pancakes! For those with a real sugar addiction, Sweet Republic Ireland in Dublin is an absolute no-qualms-about-it must! As well as its waffles and sundaes, it also offers pancakes and crêpes topped with all kinds of chocolatey, sugary goodness. From Kinder Bueno to Ferrero Rocher and Reese’s… Oh. My. Goodness.
Butterfly Cabinet, Newcastle
Whether it’s a mouth-watering plate of buttermilk pancakes with bacon, sausage, hash browns and maple syrup which takes your pancake fancy, or a banana and butterscotch stack, the Butterfly Cabinet has got your breakfast cravings covered. There are even apple and cinnamon or decadent triple-chocolate combinations for those looking for something a little less traditional on the pancake radar.
Do you have a go-to spot when you’re craving pancakes? Let us know your breakfast recommendations in the comment box below!