The Top 10 Spots to Find the Perfect Pancake
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Newcastle’s quirky breakfast café serves up delicious pancake stacks topped with everything from Lotus Biscoff and jam and custard to apple and cinnamon crumble. They also have Pancake Day specials so keep an eye on their social media and be sure to order one of their signature hot chocolates to sip alongside. We recommend booking in advance so you don’t miss out.
Newcastle NE4 5TN
0191 435 8719
With two venues to choose from (Roker and Herrington Park) Love Lily is a popular choice for buttermilk pancakes. Order sweet or savoury toppings including smoked streaky bacon, vegetarian sausages, Nutella and strawberries, or white chocolate and cinnamon sauce.
Roker SR6 0PP / Herrington Park DH4 7EL
0191 565 6329
On the bank of Durham’s riverside, Riverview Kitchen serves American-style pancakes throughout the day. Top your stack of three pancakes with blueberries, maple syrup and vanilla crème fraîche or try the utterly chocolate deluxe with Nutella, brownie pieces, Oreo chunks and cream.
Durham DH1 3RB
0191 384 5777
This independent coffee shop is a great place to call in for a half or full stack of deliciously thick pancakes. Choose between maple-glazed bacon, blueberry compote and maple syrup or dulce de leche, chopped bananas and Chantilly cream for toppings. Go all out and wash it down with a butterscotch hot chocolate, complete with whipped cream and marshmallows (of course). The pancakes are also available to take away with you and they have a second location called Little Aidan’s in Gosforth.
Newcastle NE2 1RH / NE2 3NT
0191 2616852 / 0191 285 9619
Nelson’s At The Park
Warm, welcoming and dog friendly, this café sits in beautiful Northumberland parkland in the village of Swarland with plenty of indoor and outdoor seating. Their breakfast pancake options include the classic maple syrup and bacon, banana, pecan and Nutella, or for something fresh try the yogurt, honey and seasonal fruit topping.
Swarland NE65 9BQ
Brew and Brownie
This cosy coffee shop is in the heart of York, on the picturesque Museum Street and they have become famous for their great bakes and delicious food. The pancakes are a showstopper with toppings including Greek yogurt with toasted pecans and honey, caramelised banana with Nutella or maple syrup, streaky bacon, blueberries and honeycomb butter.
York YO1 7DT
The Wild Plum
Vibrant and bright, this is a great spot to stop in for a stack of fluffy pancakes. The team is led by Bethany Haresign who trained under a Michelin-star chef and brings passion and care to all of her food. Enjoy your pancakes with maple syrup, vanilla whipped cream, fruit compote and fun-fetti crumble.
Harrogate HG2 8BW
This family-owned business in Leeds city centre makes great American-style pancakes and is dedicated to serving authentic American-Canadian breakfasts. The apple and salted caramel stack looks particularly good and you can also choose from granola and peanut butter, mascarpone and berry or banana and pecan.
Leeds LS1 2JZ
0113 244 3180
Rustic and cosy, this is a great place to grab a stack of pancakes in Sheffield. Made fresh daily with plenty of optional toppings to choose from, you won’t know where to start. For those with a sweet tooth we recommend trying their very special banana bread pancakes which come packed full of banana, cinnamon and dark chocolate chips. For those who prefer savoury, why not try a stack with brie, chilli jam and some streaky bacon added for good measure?
Sheffield S1 4JH
0114 275 0866
Thirty Nine Kitchen and Bakehouse
Proudly independent and family-run, this is a great place to call in for pancakes with friends. Get your day started the right way with a stack of delicious pancakes, topped with your choice of Greek yogurt, fruit coulis, strawberries, maple syrup and bacon. There’s no need to make a reservation so it can fit perfectly around your day.
Ilkley LS29 9NJ