The Best Places For Pancakes In London
Pancakes are happy foods, they comfort and cheer you up when you are in need of a little pick-me-up. They go well with bacon and eggs in the morning, and fruits drizzled with dark chocolate sauce as dessert. They can be eaten anytime, anywhere. We’ve rounded up the best pancake-serving shops in London for when you need your fix.
Head to the Grain Store for the classic buttermilk pancake. The two fluffy American-style pancakes done to perfection, sweet, crisp exterior yielding a pillowy soft inside. They are lovely when eaten with maple syrup and some clotted cream, and also delicious when eaten plain. Though a little on the pricier side, they are definitely a must try.
Buttermilk pancakes, served with berries, vanilla clotted cream, and maple syrup are delicious here. If you are looking for more pancake for your buck, Riding House Café is your best bet. They serve three beautiful buttermilk pancakes, topped with the loveliest vanilla clotted cream and berries too. Drizzled with maple syrup and dusted with icing sugar, this is heaven on a plate. With a flat white on the side, this is one way to start your morning right.
Atmosphere:Cosy, Traditional, Relaxed, Casual
Meal service:Brunch, All Day, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
The Book Club & Stories
The Book Club & Stories in Shoreditch and Broadway Market respectively serve a special Pancake Day menu, ranging from the wildly sinful sounding ‘Deep Fried Banoffee inspired Pancakes with Salted Caramel Rum Sauce’ to the healthier option of ‘Gluten Free Buckwheat Pancakes’ with coconut yoghurt, berries and pistachios. There are savoury pancakes on the menu too, and Beer and Bacon ‘Mancakes’, whatever they may be.
The Book Club, 100-106 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH, +44 20 7684 8618
Stories, 30 – 32 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ, +44 20 7254 6898
Atmosphere:Stylish, Cosy, Gourmet, Romantic
Meal service:Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, All Day
For when you still want to feel healthy while having your pancakes try the wholemeal pancakes with mango, banana, and passion fruit at Continental Stores. Pancakes have got a bad rep for being bad for you, but who says you can’t make them healthier with substitutes like wholemeal flour, mango, banana and passion fruit? That is exactly what Continental Stores, sister store to Store Street Espresso, does. And they do it well. You can have your wholemeal pancake and eat it, too.
For when you want a feeding frenzy without busting your budget, try My Old Dutch. The favourite of every student on a budget, the Dutch-style pancakes make the most of every pound spent. Much larger and much thinner than regular buttermilk pancakes, these Dutch pancakes are a closer relative to French crêpes. My Old Dutch’s pancake menu is extensive, with multiple savoury options such as smoked salmon, Hawaiian, and chicken curry. If you are not used to having pancakes with the savoury stuff, there are the sweet options such as berries compote, fresh fruit salad, and even Vermeer.