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Although the smashed avo currently dominates the brunch and breakfast scene, there’s nothing quite like the taste and treat of pancakes. If you don’t know where to get your next pancake fix, we’ve got the lowdown on the best destinations in Brisbane for pancakes, hotcakes and crêpes.
Billykart Kitchen, West End
Billykart are known for their great food and their unique twists on classic breakfast dishes. Brisbanites should try their buttermilk and ricotta pancakes. With caramel, bananas and a scrumptious coconut twist, it truly is a match made in heaven.
Rogue Bar + Bistro, Newstead
Famous for their breakfast pancakes, this was not a hard one to include. Think blueberry, salted caramel, chocolate ganache, popcorn and vanilla ice-cream. In fact, don’t even think about it, taste it for yourself down at Newstead.
Shingle Inn, Brisbane Square
Shingle Inn’s savoury twist on the pancake stack is nothing short of divine. Crêpes are stacked over layers of avocado, bechamel sauce and chicken, and this is topped with cheese and shallots. It’s part of their all-day menu, so there’s no better reason to justify having pancakes for lunch.
Passion Tree, CBD
Passion Tree holds an eclectic variety of flavours and provides a unique experience to the customer. With their dessert menu including matcha, blueberry cheesecake and salted caramel pancake stacks, it’s worth checking out.
Shady Palms Café, Stones Corner
The saviour to all your savoury needs is here. Kimchi pancakes, pulled pork, poached eggs, pumpkin, date, & onion jam, and romesco hollandaise.
Cowch, South Bank
Chocoholics will want to make a move to Cowch to try their Cookie Pancake Stack. Featuring a stack of pancakes topped with chunks of Oreo and Tim Tam, cookies ‘n’ cream ice cream, and a generous serving of milk chocolate. The combination of cookies, chocolate and pancakes doesn’t get any better than this.
Pancake Manor, CBD
Located in a former cathedral and established in 1979, Pancake Manor is the founding father of the Brisbane pancake scene. As it’s open 24/7 and features a large range of pancake combinations, Pancake Manor is the perfect destination for those midnight craving feasts!
Miss Claude’s Crêpes & French Cafe, New Farm
With sweet and savory combinations on offer, as well as the option to make your own crêpe, this is the perfect destination for crêpe connoisseurs. Try the Peking Duck crêpes and stroll down to New Farm Park for a morning picnic.
Fuzzy Duck, Kedron
This flavorsome breakfast option meets all the pancake requirements. A banana flour pancake served with coconut jam, grilled lime, macadamia nut ice cream, fresh mint, mango, strawberry and passionfruit! With so many fresh elements combined into one this pancake is a real winner!
Whisky Business, Capalaba
The latest addition to their breakfast menu is pancakes with butterscotch sauce and hokey pokey ice cream, topped with banana and toasted marshmallows. It’s a worthy contestant!
Picnic Café, Camp Hill
The home to a variety of vegan and gluten free pancakes. A Buckwheat pandanus pancake with coco ice cream, mixed seasonal fruit, raw coconut sugar soil, raspberry coulis & popcorn crumbs! The answer to all your pancake prayers.
Max Brenner, South Bank
Despite straying from the expected chocolate theme, the strawberries and cream crêpes are a pleasant surprise for the dessert connoisseur: two crêpes are filled with ripe strawberries and whipped cream!
Little Clive, Annerley
The ‘PBJ Time’ pancakes at Little Clive are a fantastic combination of different flavours and textures. Crispy peanut brittle, a combination of homemade jam flavours and peanut butter adorn the pancakes, and it’s served with a side of our child fantasy - fairy floss.
Hops Scotch and Beans, Petrie Terrace
Whoever said bacon didn’t go with everything has never been to Hops Scotch and Beans and devoured their crispy bacon and crunchy peanut butter pancakes with mixed berry jam. Stick around for their awesome coffee and craft beer.
Piggy Back Café, Jindalee
This just seems too good to be true; Golden Gay time hot cakes. But it’s not we promise! The chocolate hot cakes, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate honeycomb biscuit and house made honey toffee item is real and it’s really delicious too!
Café Brisbane, CBD
Are you ready for caramel galore? Cue the almond milk pancakes with salted caramel, caramelized bananas, peanut brittle and vanilla ice-cream. Yes please.