Bigger and batter pancakes
I’m not a morning person, period. And as much as I’d love to wake up to a glorious stack of pancakes for breakfast, beauty sleep wins every time. But hey, who said pancakes were only a breakfast thing? In my world, these babies were made to be enjoyed any time of day – brunch, lunch, you get the drill.
While it seems like they’ve been overshadowed by their fraternal twin, the waffle, my faith in this fluffy treat will never die. Here’s a list of pancakes that might just toss you over to the flip side.
1. Matcha Pancakes
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters is one of my absolute favourite cafes, and things only got better when I discovered their Matcha Pancakes ($17.50). The pancakes come with adzuki ice-cream and paste, berries, green tea KitKat chunks and a generous amount of warm vanilla sauce. My only complaint is it could be slightly more moist but Pacamara still has my heart when it comes to good, delicious and cheap cafe fare.
Address: 185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 11pm
2. Blueberry Ricotta Bacon (BRB) Pancakes
Ladies and gentlemen, this is Artistry’s beautiful Blueberry Ricotta Bacon (BRB) Pancake ($18++). With a crisp exterior, the ricotta pancake is decorated with berries and savoury slices of bacon, then completed with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream and a light drizzle of maple syrup. BRB I GTG eat this stat.
Address: 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am to 7pm
Tel: 6298 2420
3. Stuffed Berries Hotcake
Seeing how cafes are my natural habitat, you might just spot me over at Habitat Coffee scarfing down their Stuffed Berries Hotcake ($15). Nope, it’s not another ricotta hotcake – cream cheese is used here instead. This decadent delight is chock full of fresh berries and an assortment of nuts. Definitely worth savouring each and every bite!
Address: 223 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574355
Opening hours: Tues-Sun 10am to 10pm
Tel: 6456 2567
4. The Druggie
The Druggie ($13.50) from Strictly Pancakes will get you into a cocoa-induced high. Three chocolate pancakes are stacked, doused with chocolate sauce, topped with chocolate shavings and accompanied by a scoop of chocolate ice-cream and strawberries on the side. Sweet and sinful, it’s the one to have for all the chocoholics out there.
Address: 44A Prinsep Street, Singapore 188674
Opening hours: Mon 6pm to 10pm, Tue-Thu 11:30am to 10pm, Fri 11:30am to 12am, Sat-Sun 10am to 10pm
5. Red Velvet Pancakes
If you’re a total red velvet addict, stop by Little Diner for Red Velvet Pancakes ($13.50++). Incredibly light, they come with an addictive heap of cream cheese frosting at the side. If you’re feeling up for a challenge, try their Empire Burger ($55++). Gobble down the triple layered burger and a pile of fries within 20 minutes to walk away without paying!
Address: 789 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269763
Opening hours: Tue-Thu 11:30am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10pm, Fri 11:30am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sat 11am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10:30pm, Sun 11am to 3:30pm, 6pm to 10pm
Tel: 6466 4088
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6. Oriole Pancakes
Coffee is my go-to morning pick-me-up and to have that combined with one of my favourite breakfast foods is a dream come true. Oriole Coffee + Bar is known for their unique range of coffee and dishes that come with a caffeinated twist. One of them is Oriole Pancakes ($12++) that includes fresh berries and a unique espresso mascarpone sauce.
Address: 96 Somerset Road, #01-01, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites, Singapore 238163
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 11am to 11pm, Fri 11am to 12am, Sat 10am to 12am, Sun 10am to 11pm
Tel: 6238 8348
7. The Academics Pancake Tower
If the word “pancake” was to have a photo in the dictionary, Academics Pancake Tower ($19++) from The Coffee Academics would appear right beside it. These photogenic pancakes look just like the textbook definition of this breakfast staple. Each pancake is about half an inch thick and is paired with a scoop of tart berry gelato, maple syrup and Chantilly cream. We can’t get over how pillowy it looks!
Address: 6 Scotts Road, Level 2, Scotts Square, Singapore 228209
Opening hours: Mon-Thu 9am to 10pm, Fri-Sat 9am to 10:30pm, Sun 9am to 9:30pm
Tel: 6538 1940
8. Treasure Box
The hunt for the best pancake is so passé when you realisePaddington House of Pancakes has got you covered with a HUNDRED different varieties. It may get overwhelming, but you can start with Treasure Box ($15++), which is a mountain of golden dollar pancakes and fresh fruits topped with vanilla ice-cream drenched in maple syrup and strawberry jam. This gets jelak after a while, so bring more mouths to share!
Address: 180 Kitchener Road, #02-35/36, City Square Mall, Singapore 208539
Opening hours: Daily 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6612 9029
9. Sticky Date Pancakes
If you’ve got a sweet tooth that none of your friends can beat, go for Olivia Sticky Date Pancakes ($12++) at Olivia & Co. Four date pancakes are crowned with a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream, sliced bananas and drenched in warm caramel peanut butter sauce. If this can’t tame your sugar cravings, nothing else can.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, Suntec City Mall, #01-481/481A/483/483A, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: Daily 9am to 9pm
Tel: 6337 2518
10. Salted Caramel Banana Dutch Pancake
Served in a hot cast-iron skillet, this Salted Caramel Banana Dutch Pancake ($13.80++) from Dutch Baby Cafe is a thicker and richer version of a crepe. The pancake is topped with a banana and ice-cream, then sprinkled with salted caramel sauce. Portions are extremely generous so share it with a friend!
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-13, Paragon, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily 10am to 9pm
Tel: 6836 9488
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Every day is pancake day
While we love our usual pancakes, there’s no denying we’ll welcome an upgrade with open arms… or mouths. There’s bound to be a new combi you’ll love in this list, so don’t hold back and try ‘ em out! If you’ve got more spoil market pancakes to share, let us know in the comments below.