Sweet or savoury, we’re all about pancakes, as long as they’re stacked sky high. Here’s eleven of our favourite pancake purveyors in Perth.
Mary Street Bakery
Feeling worse for wear and bleary-eyed on a Sunday morning? It’s gotta be MSB fried chicken pancakes. This decadent plate of buttermilk pancakes, topped with fried chicken, peanuts, maple, chilli and a fried egg will cure what ails you. If you’re more inclined to the sweet side of life, their City Beach outpost is serving up ricotta hotcakes with mandarine anglaise, chocolate crumb and maple, and their Claremont store has a version with mousse, berries and honeycomb.
Shop 1&2, Empire Village, City Beach
507 Beaufort Street, Highgate
272 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Shop 3, 5 Shenton Road, Claremont
Nic and Kolo
Once you’ve seen Nic and Kolo’s cinny scroll pancakes, you won’t be able to look away. These showstoppers are topped with a cheesecake glaze, and will fill the void in your life you didn’t even know you had.
45 Ardross Street, Applecross
The Little Banksia
Tucked away down a suburban street in Kensington, The Little Banksia is a delightful hidden gem. Any sweet teeth out there will surely be enticed by the buttermilk pancakes, paired with caramelised banana, blueberry gel, hazelnut chocolate, vanilla mascarpone, candied walnuts, sesame brittle and salted caramel. Savoury-lovers will have to try the kale and corn hotcakes, which go down a treat with smoked salmon, grilled haloumi, a poached egg and some citrus and dill sour cream.
78 Banksia Terrace, Kensington
Duck Duck Bruce
You might have to wait to get a table at beloved Freo cafe Duck Duck Bruce, but it’ll be worth it – especially if you’re a pancake lover. Orange Is the New Stack brings together vanilla pancakes with burnt orange curd, toasted almonds, gingerbread crumb, and, wait for it.. poppyseed cheesecake whip. If it’s sunny, bring your pooch and sit out the front – the perfect pairing, pooches and pancakes.
18 Collie Street, Fremantle
The Little Bay
The Little Bay really is pretty-as-a-picture. Whether you’re an aspiring influencer or simply want a good view with your brunch, this coastal cafe lives up to its good looks. Apple and rhubarb pancakes breathtakingly pretty, topped with almond crumble, dehydrated rhubarb, a mini tart and a tiny apple straight out of a fairytale. Dreamy!
Photo by @emilyvance__
33 West Coast Drive, Watermans Bay
Take one look at Padbury’s famous meringue pancakes, and you’ll understand why they’ve become their signature dish. These very instagrammable pancakes are thiiiiiick, yet light and fluffy, and made even taller with a teetering crown of torched meringue and honeycomb. Lemon curd and candy is a zesty, citrusy addition, with granola providing some crunch.
Photo by @simmybear
114 Terrace Road, Guildford
What’s better than a stack of pancakes? A whole basketful? Much-loved market favourite Cafe Oranje must have whipped up millions of poffertjes (mini Dutch pancakes, to the uninitiated) over the years – and we can’t get enough. These tiny, golden treats are traditionally served with lashings of delicious butter and a dusting of icing sugar, but you can also find Nutella, salted caramel and more sauces on offer.
Soufflé pancakes have truly taken the world by storm, and Kumo is at the forefront of our obsession with the fluffy treat. Light as air, these pancakes are decadently topped with a selection of goodies, from banana and bacon to boba brûlée or biscoffee, to name just a few.
39 Washing Lane, Northbridge
Fika on Brix
Fika on Brix‘s Sunday Pancakes have reached almost legendary status. Just available one day a week, each month features a limited-edition flavour – with past highlights including strawberry and rhubarb pie topped with torched meringue (pictured), blueberry and lemon with Greek yoghurt and toasted coconut, banoffee or sticky date stack! What a way to ward off the Sunday scaries.
86 Brixton St Beckenham
Maison Saint Honore
You’d need a heart of stone to resist the dreamy pastel macarons of Maison Saint Honore – but they also offer a formidable selection of crepes. There are options to please everyone, with classic French fillings to the fully-loaded “complete”. Now available at four locations, just make sure to leave room for a macaron or two afterwards.
100 Benara Road, Caversham
117C Birkdale Street, Floreat
63 Kishorn Road, Mount Pleasant
55 Brookmount Drive, Ellenbrook
Another one for the crepe-lovers, European Pancakes are serving up traditionally delicious crepes and waffles from their outpost in the Wanneroo Markets. Pull up a seat in the sunshine and make your selection from their classic offerings, which include banana and golden syrup, Nutella and strawberry, or the very tantalising option of caramelised pancakes drizzled with lemon juice, syrup and whipped cream.
Wanneroo Markets, 33 Prindiville Drive, Wangara
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