Eight Places to Enjoy the Perfect Pancake
Your guide to a flipping good pancake day!
Moose Coffee takes inspiration from American diners and offers breakfast and brunch dishes with a truly authentic American feel. Therefore, it’s no surprise that pancakes feature on the menu and the team at this Leeds café have a number of specials this week including the Biscoff stack topped wth vanilla ice cream and white chocolate shards. Regulars on the menu also include granola and chocolate peanut butter pancakes and apple and homemade salted caramel stacks.
Bond Court, Wine Street, Leeds LS1 2JZ
0113 244 3180
For the ultimate pancake experience look no further than The Dispensary in Newcastle. Their Shrove Tuesday specials have sparked plenty of attention and we can see why when they include flavours such as apple and cinnamon, toffee crisp, peanut butter and jelly, Oreos and cream, jam roly-poly and custard cream pancakes. They’re even selling their original pancake mix, as well as vegan and gluten-free batches, so you can make their famous and delicious stacks from the comfort of your own home. Head to their website to purchase your pancake pack.
Herber Street, Newcastle NE4 5TN
0191 435 8719
The Wild Plum
Another Living North favourite is The Wild Plum in Harrogate who serve delicious and beautifully-presented brunch dishes which include fluffy pancakes. From their classic fluffy pancakes topped with fresh fruit and granola to the breakfast stack with streaky bacon, fried eggs and maple butter, as well as the banoffee vegan pancakes with miso caramel and caramelised bananas, there is plenty of choice at The Wild Plum.
34-36 Hookstone Road, Harrogate HG2 8BW
One of our favourite brunch and breakfast spots here at Living North is Aidan’s Kitchen in Sandyford. As part of their Pancake Day special, choose from a full or half stack of fluffy, buttermilk pancakes topped with white chocolate Nutella, raspberry ripple or Chantilly cream and fresh raspberries. Not able to make it on the day? Fear not as Aidan’s Kitchen have pancakes regularly on the menu and their usual toppings of crispy bacon, blueberries and Canadian maple syrup always hits the spot.
11 Starbeck Avenue, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1RH
0191 261 6852
Brew and Brownie
For lovers of the American-style pancake stacks, head to Brew and Brownie in York for a real Shrove Tuesday treat. The menu includes classic streaky bacon and maple syrup toppings, as well as banana, salted caramel or Nutella, but our choice would be the homemade fruit compote, real Greek yogurt and honey.
5 Museum Street, York YO1 7DT
For the perfect Pancake Day setting looking out over the river, head to Riverview Kitchen in Durham where American-style pancakes are served in portions of two or four, and toppings range from classic lemon and sugar to Nutella, brownie and Oreo pieces and cream, as well as tropical coulis, ice cream and coconut flavours. Crepe-style pancakes are also available with all the delicious toppings, although make sure to head to this Durham hotspot early as the café is always extremely popular.
20-21 Silver Street, Durham DH1 3RB
0191 384 5777
This Pancake Day head to The Cabin in Sheffield for a flippin’ good stack and hot cup of coffee. Being able to choose your toppings means you can go all out and create your ultimate Shrove Tuesday treat – choose from sweet toppings such as whipped cream, salted caramel, Nutella and blueberries to savouries such as scrambled egg, chilli jam, mushrooms or brie. The Cabin also have a number of their own creations if you’re in need of some inspiration, and the specials board is always being updated to make sure to check that out too.
20-24 Fitzwilliam Gate, SheffieldS1 4JH
0114 275 3822
Sunderland’s go-to brunch hub will have all your pancake needs covered. Their buttermilk pancake menu is filled with fruity toppings such as house syrup with bananas, strawberries, blueberries and toasted coconut, to indulgent flavours such as Kinderella sauce, Coco Pops and Kinder Bueno pieces. They also do a range of vegan pancakes too and the funfetti pancakes are perfect for the kids too.
1 Pier Point, Marine Walk, Seaburn SR6 0PP
0191 565 6329