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The Best Pancake Destinations In Edinburgh, Scotland

Pancakes | © hedvigs/Flickr
Pancakes | © hedvigs/Flickr
Whether you’re craving a traditional lemon and sugar crêpe, a fluffy American stack or something a little more exotic, Edinburgh isn’t short of pancake pit stops to enjoy. Our recommendations will leave you wishing it was Shrove Tuesday every day.

Turpiniquim
Food Kiosk, Gluten-free, Brazilian$$
Summer Kiosk

Summer Kiosk | © Turpiniquim

Situated at the top of Middle Meadow Walk, this little green van may look unassuming but don’t be deceived; there’s a reason Turpiniquim has such a cult following. Self-described as ‘Brazil-in-a-box’, these moreish, gluten free crêpes (a secret recipe) can be stuffed with anything from goats cheese, pulled beef and spinach to a sugary concoction of apples, cinnamon, pecans and honey. They are also great value for money.

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The Birchwood
Cafe, European, $$$
The Birchwood, Edinburgh

The Birchwood, Edinburgh

Popular with locals and students, this lively artisan cafe, nestled in the heart of Marchmont, is always full. Renowned for its affordable, tasty food, the breakfast pancakes are especially good. Choose from a regular topping like crispy bacon and maple syrup or try the zingy homemade compote and crème fraîche for something a bit different. 
Wild Wood Cafe |© Wild Wood Cafe

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The Treehouse Cafe
Cafe, European, $$$$
The Treehouse Cafe

The Treehouse Cafe | © Alice Welton

A firm favourite for all pancake lovers, it can sometimes be hard to get a seat at The Treehouse Cafe but, if you do, the wait is well worth it. With pancakes famed for their perfect fluffiness and a huge variety of toppings, ranging from nutella and whipped cream to peanut butter and ice cream, the cafe also serves up Shrove Tuesday specials to make the choice even harder. Very generous portions and affordable prices define this cosy, family-run cafe.

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Mon - Sat:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun:
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

 

Montpeliers
Brasserie, European, Pub Grub, $$$

Situated in leafy Bruntsfield, a quiet haven away from the city centre, Montpeliers is a slick and stylish brasserie with a continental flavour and a strong reputation for inventive food. Breakfast menus are served from 9am, and the freshly-baked pancakes, topped with blueberries, raspberries and maple syrup, are the perfect way to kick start your morning. Excellent value for money too.

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Fleur de Sel
Restaurant, Creperie, French, $$$$

Located in New Town, Fleur de Sel is a trendy but friendly restaurant that specialises in authentic French crêpes. Batter is made with buckwheat imported from Brittany, and the majority of toppings, such as salted caramel, lemon curd or coconut ice cream, are homemade. Crepe Créole (banana, dried grape marinated with rum, vanilla ice cream, and flambé with rum) is a standout dish. A little more on the pricey side than many other pancake houses, this is the ideal restaurant for an upmarket French-flavoured evening.

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