Pancakes are hands down the best dessert-for-breakfast dish you can get your mitts on. Here are five joints that do the classic dish justice
It’s the tiny newspaper stand turned crepe parlour where you can get fine French-style crepes folded up like a giant delicious handkerchiefs around the likes of salted caramel or Nutella and banana. Today, they’re donating $1 from each pancake hot pocket sold to UnitingCare. Embrace the sweet taste of justification! Melbourne.
Their annual pancake flipping competition took place last Saturday – sorry, aspiring tossers – but nobody has more Shrove Tuesday enthusiasm than this late-night purveyor of sugary fluffy treats. Go get yourself a stack of nostalgia with an extra scoop of butter for good measure. They’ve also got their annual gentleman’s pancake eating contest on from noon at Melbourne Central. Sport of kings. Melbourne.
The pancakes at this bakery are made with a sourdough starter that is 15-years-old, and has the ballsy attitude to prove it. They serve their thick disks with a honeycomb cream and a landslide of mixed berries. Get involved. South Melbourne.
At Jason Chan’s new café they’re serving a pancake that’s more of a life raft for the hungover than breakfast. Their ricotta hotcake is one giant golden fluffy disk, simply topped with a maple-infused pat of butter and a scattering of pistachios and syrup. Windsor.
No funny business here, just a laminated menu and every combination of chocolate, fruit, cream and caramel that you could hope to capture within the folds of a crepe (the slender, flat chested cousin to the pancake). They do savoury gear too, so if sugar's not your thing, give the ham, egg, cheese and butter galette a whirl. Melbourne.