Celebrate pancake day in style.
Shrove Tuesday, aka Pancake day, is coming up very soon. Tuesday, February 16, to be exact. But, if we’re honest, pancakes are good any time of the year and any time of the day. (Featured image: @nikldn)
Whether it’s at brunch, as a late-afternoon snack, or in the dead of night, there really is no time not to eat pancakes. They’re the ideal food and can be prepared in a number of different ways. Subsequently, they can be known by different names too but now we’re digressing too far from the point of this article.
Here are some of the top places to grab a few (or a lot of) pancakes in Melbourne.
1. Ten One Ate, Essendon
First thoughts when it comes to pancakes is sugar and sweet. And that’s exactly what you’re going to get at Ten One Ate in Essendon with their Blueberry & White
Chocolate Hotcakes. Served with mascarpone, maple syrup, fresh fruit, toasted macadamias and boysenberry ice cream, this is one sublime stack of fluffy pancakes that any and every sweettooth should get around to trying.
Find Ten One Ate at 1018 Mount Alexander Road
2. Roule Galette, CBD and Carnegie
On the other end of the pancake spectrum is Roule Galette. Plating up the traditional savoury crêpes from the north-west region of France, these delicious buckwheat creations are normally topped with egg and Emmental cheese. The Roule Galette favourite also adds mushrooms, ham off the bone, black truffle oil and green salad to round out the dish. There are many more varieties to choose from, but for those addicted to the sweetness, then Roule Galette has a number of crepe options to choose from too, like the Belle Normandy: cinnamon poached apple, ice cream, homemade whipped cream, and homemade salted caramel.
Find Roule Galette at Scott Alley, 241 Flinders Lane and 104 Koornang Road, Carnegie
3. The Grain Store, CBD
When it comes to talking about pancakes with friends, there’s bound to be someone who mentions The Grain Store’s Peach Melba Pancakes because once you’d had some, you’ll be going back for more. They’re a favourite. Topped with roasted peach, a berry smoothie and passionfruit mousse, this stack of deliciousness can only get better with chocolate. Luckily, they’ve got that too. Yummy get in my tummy!
Find The Grain Store at 517 Flinders Lane
4. Le Petit Creperie, CBD
On the corner of Little Collins Street and Swanston Street, you will find this former newspaper kiosk turned creperie by native Frenchman Michael and Melbourne-born Patrizia. But, you will also find them slinging their delicious crepes from their Mobile Vintage Caravans Lucile and Juliette at venues all across the city because that’s how good their crepes are—everybody wants their little bit of Paris in Melbourne.
Find Le Petit Creperie opposite the Melbourne Town Hall, corner of Little Collins and Swanston Street
5. The Kettle Black, South Melbourne
The Kettle Black’s Blueberry and Ricotta Hotcake is fluffy and spongey and not very tall, but what it lacks in stackable height, it makes up for with taste. And then some as it piles on the fruit and berries, edible flowers, double cream and maple syrup. Aside from looking pretty, there’s a reason why this meal pops up on Instagram feeds.
Find The Kettle Black at 50 Albert Road