It’s fair to say that London isn’t short of top breakfast places and that includes stacks and stacks of amazing pancakes. From authentic American plates to more unusual savoury creations, here is a list of where to eat London’s most delicious pancakes. 1. Blueberry Pancakes, Outsider Tart. with salted butter and maple syrup. Outsider Tart… Read More »
It’s fair to say that London isn’t short of top breakfast places and that includes stacks and stacks of amazing pancakes. From authentic American plates to more unusual savoury creations, here is a list of where to eat London’s most delicious pancakes.
with salted butter and maple syrup.
Outsider Tart is the home of true southern American home cooking and it wouldn’t be authentic without a stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes. They come in short (2) mid (3) or long haul (4) with real maple syrup and a dollop of butter melting in the middle.
83 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 2EF www.outsidertart.com
…with blueberry compote, fresh blueberries and creme fraiche.
Chiltern Firehouse is a 5* hotel in Marylebone serving up 5* pancakes. This is somewhere to go when a regular stack just won’t do and really want to treat yourself (and indeed your waistline.)
1 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U 7PA www.chilternfirehouse.com
… with espresso mascarpone and vanilla cinnamon syrup.
Aussie brunch spot Angie’s serves up a take on pancakes that’s not really like any others I’ve tried before. Rounder, smaller, and a little bit savoury, they come with a dollop of espresso cream and a cute pot of cinnamon syrup.
114 Chiswick High Rd, Chiswick, London W4 1PU www.angieslittlefoodshop.com
…with warm maple syrup.
Balans do some of the best pancakes I’ve tried in London. They come as American style, are drowned in maple syrup and are the size of the plate. Have them as bressert (breakfast dessert) to one of Balans’s full English breakfasts and you can’t go wrong. Always a friendly welcome at the original Soho site.
60-62 Old Compton St, Soho, London W1D 4UG www.balans.co.uk
…with dulce de leche sauce, bananas and icing sugar.
NAC is a popular brunch spot in London’s super swanky Mayfair and one thing everyone raves about is their pancakes. Drowned in dulce de leche (a sweet caramel sauce) and topped with banana and icing sugar. Sweet tooths this one is for you!
41 N Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 6ZP www.naclondon.com
…with asparagus, cheese, creme fraiche and a fried egg.
Senzala Creperie is a small, independent creperie in the vibrant and bustling Brixton Village and has a large menu of both sweet and savoury galettes and crepes. Really affordable too. You’ll be spoilt for choice.
42 Coldharbour Ln, Brixton, London SW9 8PS www.senzalacreperie.co.uk
…with shed loads of Nutella.
Poffertjes are a Dutch style pancake. Small, sweet, bite-size pieces that are cooked fresh in front of you and piled high with Nutella. Find them in Camden Market.
Camden Lock Pl, Camden Town, London NW1 8AF www.camdenmarket.com
…with banana and berries.
It’s not very often you can say vegan pancakes are great (sorry but it’s true!). Thankfully, vegan/veggie cafe 90 Degree Melt have smashed that perception. Fluffy, sweet and not tasting of cardboard. Never would you know they are vegan.
4BJ, 235 Mile End Rd, London E1 www.90degree.co.uk
… with Ribena compote and creme fraiche.
Possibly the most photogenic pancakes in London are at the equally photogenic retro style cafe, Cafe Miami in Hackney. They also do a Nutella stuffed version too and make sure you get a side of their sweet bacon to go with them.
24 Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PD www.cafemiami.co.uk
… with whatever you want!
Instead of being stuck with one topping, Christopher’s in Covent Garden gives you the option to build your own breakfast. Each table comes with a pencil, tick sheet and you can choose from a whole list of toppings. You’re in control!
Covent Garden, 18 Wellington St, London WC2E 7DD www.christophersgrill.com
… with homemade kimchi, avocado and egg.
Whoever said pancakes (or crepes) had to be super unhealthy? Crepes A La Carte have a menu of inventive, good for you creations packed with healthy fats and antioxidants. Plus they can all be made gluten, wheat and dairy free. Unhealthy options also available 😉
112 Kentish Town Rd, London NW1 9PX www.crepesalacarte.co.uk
…with vanilla yoghurt and bananas.
Did someone say pancake or cake? Aussie brunch spot Proud Mary’s serves up the thickest, fluffiest pancakes you will ever lay eyes on. It’s seriously like eating three cakes. Oh, and they are gluten-free!
1C Oaklands Grove, Shepherd’s Bush, London W12 0JD www.proudmarys.co.uk
…with banana and honeycomb butter.
Probably the most talked about pancakes in London are the ricotta cakes from Granger & Co. It’s one place you never see without a queue, and 9 times out of 10 it’s because of these. It’s all about that honeycomb butter!
175 Westbourne Grove, Notting Hill, London W11 2SB www.grangerandco.com
…2 chocolate chip, 2 blueberry, roasted strawberries, fudge sauce and whipped cream.
Boondocks is your typical American diner, and in the usual American style, bigger is always better. Four thick pancakes come with a whole load of toppings which looks more like dessert than breakfast. Pancake professionals only!
205 City Rd, Hoxton, London EC1V 1JN www.feedyoursoul.co.uk
…with bacon and berries.
First of all how cool is the name? Where The Pancakes Are does exactly what it says on the tin. They serve up a menu entirely of pancakes and are set in a funky little place called Flat Iron Square. Don’t go expecting huge portions, it’s more delicate than decadent.
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ www.wherethepancakesare.com
…with nut butter and banana.
SHOT’s pancakes are for the health conscience pancake addicts out there. Made with sweet potato and topped with nut butter and bananas, as well as listed macros if you’re into that kind of thing. While they ARE good, just be aware they do taste ‘healthier’ than what you might be used too!
23 Bride Ln, London EC4Y 8DT www.shot.london
… with berries and extra bacon.
Eating pancakes in the famous Wolseley (next to The Ritz) is ultimate breakfast goals. Silver teapots, opulent chandeliers and a stack of 3 cake-like pancakes topped with either berries or bacon. My tip is to get both. Seriously. That bacon is the absolute dream.
160 Piccadilly, St. James’s, London W1J 9EB www.thewolseley.com
18. Homemade Pancakes, Burnt Toast Cafe.
…with berries and maple syrup.
Burnt Toast Cafe is a small, alfresco cafe in Brixton doing some great all day breakfast classics including their homemade berry pancakes. Pair that with a cup of tea in a PROPER mug and a sunny Sunday morning and it’s the perfect place for you’re next brunch.
88 Brixton Village Market, Brixton, London SW9 8PS
…with coconut salted caramel sauce.
Coconut water is a serious superfood right now and how amazing is it that we can find it in the form of a pancake! They are vegan, gluten and guilt free! Just what we like to hear. Find them in East London’s Broadway Market.
Broadway Market, London, E84QJ, http://www.broadwaymarket.co.uk
… with mushrooms, garlic, parsley and pepper.
In London’s lovely (and very posh) village of Hampstead Heath sits La Creperie de Hampstead that have been serving up their takeaway crepes from a small cart since 1980. Very indulgent (as the French like it) and hardly ever without a queue. A bit of an institution in the area!
77a Hampstead High St, Hampstead, London NW3 1RE www.hampsteadvillage.com
… with mascarpone, bacon and pure Vermont maple.
Beautiful Australian brunch places have taken over London and Timmy Green is one of those on the list. Their sweet option includes their famous banana bread, coconut French toast and these blueberry and bacon pancakes. Thicker and more cake-like than usual; it must be an Australian thing! (If you go back to number 3 & 12 you’ll know what I mean!)
11 Buckingham Palace Rd, Westminster, London • SW1E 5DJ www.daisygreenfood.com