Sweet or savoury, we’re all about pancakes, as long as they’re stacked sky high. Here’s eight 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 pear, honeycomb, mascarpone, pistachio and maple.
Shop 1& 2, Empire Village, City Beach
507 Beaufort Street, Highgate
272 Railway Parade, West Leederville
Nic and Kolo
We must be seeing double, because Nic and Kolo’s menu features not one, but two! pancake dishes of note. The hot cake is a classic take, with caramel crème, granola, seasonal fruit and maple syrup, but the real showstoppers are the cinny scroll pancakes. Topped with a cheesecake glaze, these 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 mango, passionfruit curd, mascarpone, coconut crumb 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
Brother of Mine
This Baldivis coffee brewer is pumping out some pretty epic brunches, and their pancakes are no exception. Jaffa buttermilk hotcakes layered with dark chocolate meringue, vanilla bean cream and orange blossom? Sign us up, stat. And if it’s been *that* kind of morning, you can even get your hands on an espresso martini, bloody mary or bramble bellini with your brekkie.
Shop 10 / 61 Makybe Drive, Baldivis
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 sister cafe to Duncraig’s popular Little h lives up to its good looks. Coconut pancakes are as pretty as their surrounds, draped in mango curd, coconut Chantilly cream and scattered with burnt white chocolate and dried raspberry. Dreamy!
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.
Cover photo from Brother of Mine in Baldivis