Perth’s Pancake Heroes
Stack them high, make them fluffy and don’t you dare skimp on the accompaniments.
Here in Perth we love, love, love our pancakes – savoury and sweet. And since winter has officially started to blow its chilly breath on our bones, there’s no better time to warm up with crowd-pleasing carbs.
We’ve put together just a few of our favourites: but there’s so many more to try. If you make your way through these, make sure you also check out Island Market Trigg, Uptown Cott, Little H, The Little Banksia, The Shorehouse, Duck Duck Bruce, Little Bird and beyond. Perth is a mecca right now for these fluffy, tasty treats.
We think it’s about damn time Perth got more dessert joints, and so we were pretty pumped when Measure Bar opened their doors in Mount Lawley.
The current winter brunch menu has three different pancake varieties available: tiramisu (espresso soaked pancakes with dark chocolate ganache, coffee gelato and vanilla mascarpone), lemon meringue (buttermilk pancakes with lemon curd, Italian meringue, macadamia crumble and vanilla bean gelato) and apple cinnamon (buttermilk pancakes with apple compote, oat streusel, apple butterscotch sauce and vanilla bean gelato). Drooling yet? We are.
Someday Coffee Co
Salted caramel and brandy snap pancakes!
There’s not really much else you need to say to demonstrate just how badly you need this dish from Floreat hotspot Someday Coffee Co. With the kitchen open weekdays 6.30am-2pm and weekends 7am-2pm, there’s plenty of opportunities to get down to this venue that isn’t just producing visual, tasty food, but also is an eye candy treat itself. Pastel pink pops, plenty of plants offering vibrancy and greenery, and terrazzo marble tables are just the beginning. Plus their coffee is to die for and just another compelling reason to haul ass down there. Couple that with these pancakes that come adorned with ginger snap crumble, salted caramel drip, mascarpone cream and brandy snaps on top (and it’s recommended to add some salty bacon too!) – and you have the winning formula.
It’s a new little hole in the wall on Packenham Street in Fremantle with a passion for sustainability, recycling and minimising waste.
But beyond that, Cos Baby are also demanding (and getting) our attention thanks to their mouthwatering food – in particular, their pancake stack. Made up of buttermilk pancakes, cinnamon shortbread, whipped vanilla bean yoghurt, apple cider caramel and almond praline, these are a must try next time you’re in the port city.
Pax and Co
Newcomer Pax and Co in Mount Lawley have a firm ethos: that food should be nourishing, fresh from the source and prepared to enhance its best qualities.
Their approach in balancing healthy eating and flavour shines on their menu – particularly with their “red velvet pancakes”. They’re definitely not your normal pancake either. Beetroot and raspberry pancakes are light and flavoursome and paired with maple syrup, berry compote, mascarpone and fresh berries. They’re the ideal way to indulge and yet not have even the slightest guilt about it. Win, win.
Mary Street Bakery
They’re one of Perth’s kings when it comes to the winning formula for brunch.
And though we see the menu updated as seasons and trends change, their fried chicken with buttermilk pancake, fried egg, coriander and chilli maple syrup dish has passed the test of time. It’s a must try for anyone who hasn’t been to the venue before, and one bite is all it takes to get hooked. With joints in Perth, Highgate and West Leederville, Mary Street Bakery is a powerhouse. Trust us, this will leave you full for the better part of a day, which is just the kind of dish you want to line your belly before diving into the day.
ATLAS food + coffee
West Perth’s ATLAS food + coffee have hotcakes that don’t just tick the box when it comes to Instagrammable content, but they’re an impressive bite too. Loaded up with Sichuan pepper caramel, warm peaches, white chocolate foam (in a waffle cone), matcha soil, dried raspberry and almond flakes; they are a flavour bomb.
Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures in life that are just the best.
Little Way in Nedlands has nailed that sentiment with their pancakes, cinnamon ice cream, spiced blueberry compote and seasonal fruits. It’s tasty, generous and just the right dish to treat yourself with – or share between two as an after breakfast dessert. Plus if you’re headed here with little ones in tow, there’s pancakes with ice cream and maple syrup available right up until 3pm on the kid’s menu so you can relax knowing they’ll be won over just as you are too.
A picture is definitely worth 1,000 words when it comes to Victoria Park’s Darkhorse Espresso and their epic pancakes.
Appropriately named Boston Cream, this dish is three pancakes sandwiched with thick, creamy vanilla custard and topped with a chocolate glaze, missed berry compote, crushed peanuts and a crunchy biscuit crumble. Feeling tempted to lick the screen? We don’t blame you at all. So next time you’re in the mood for a sweet treat, head down to Albany Highway and stop by this relatively unknown café that is bringing their A game when it comes to all things pancakes.
They’re called the Famous Meringue Munro Pancakes on Padburys menu – and with good reason.
They’re an absolute sight to marvel, and will have your taste buds tingling before the first bite! Stacked high with homemade lemon curd, lemon candy, honeycomb, meringue, plus coconut and fig granola; these are the absolute goods. If you’re not a ‘sweets for breakfast’ kinda person, this might be the dish that changes the game for you. Yum!
Fika on Brix
Beckenham’s Fika on Brix has recently launched Pancake Sundays – where they’ll be highlighting a different pancake offering each Sunday per month.For the launch in June the stack came complete with a chai poached pear and cinnamon crumble. For July, it’s a pike of sticky date pancakes with butterscotch sauce, bananas, strawberries, candied pecans and vanilla ice cream. Decadent – yes. Delicious – most definitely! Enjoy with a tasty coffee or juice, and take in the scenic view of Mill Park with its vast stretches of green and playground for the kids.
Little Raw Deli
It’s an all vegan and gluten-free joint that slings out pancakes on Thursdays and Saturdays in Carlisle.
Little Raw Deli’s foods are made from scratch, and are rich in nutrients and enzymes food for overall wellness and happiness. Their plant-based menu includes two different pancakes to choose from. First up, the snickers pancakes, which is a stack of 3 buckwheat and banana pancakes with raw snickers pieces, caramel and peanut sauces, topped with ice cream, raw chocolate sauce and crushed peanuts. Or for those chocolate fiends out there, the Ferrero pancakes are right up your alley. They come with banana, caramel sauce, house-made Nutella sauce, ice cream, roasted hazelnuts, balsamic strawberry jam and Little Raw Deli’s own Ferrero balls.
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