Shrove Tuesday is named after the word 'to confess', and we’re more than happy to spill our guts about how much we love pancakes.
Seriously, it’s not like we abstain the rest of the year but it’s great to have an excuse to get our fill of these fluffy, sweet creations topped with all manner of sinful goodness.
Most will stick with the homemade basic crepe topped with lemon and sugar, or Nutella, because it is a school day. But, if you’re not rushing off to work you can always check out one of these purveyors of fine food.
Nana & Da’s
This gorgeous little neighbourhood restaurant seems to have fun swapping around pancake toppings ranging from lemon curd, to mango and raspberries, to peaches and yoghurt. Whatever the options, you have to put yourself in Nana & Da's hands and trust that they’ll be top notch.
If you’re looking for a somewhat healthy pancake option, you can’t go past Mondo’s spelt pancakes with berry ricotta, fresh local berries, raw honey and toasted seeds.
Billy Kart Kichen
Ben O'Donoghue and the team at Billy Kart Kitchen have nailed this Brisbane breakfast stalwart — theirs is a moreish buttermilk and ricotta pancake with banana and coconut caramel.
The menu at Plenty is always changing (that’s why we love them) but if you happen to come by when they’re serving their bacon hotcakes with chilli corn sauté, home-made bbq sauce, and avo’, you’re one lucky Brisbane breakfaster.
The Jetty Oxford
If you like your pancakes served with a side of riverside view, head to The Jetty Oxford for buttermilk pancakes with caramelised banana, toasted hazelnuts and vanilla bean ice cream.
South Side Diner
If you find it hard to choose your pancake topping, you’re going to love South Side Diner who offer up short or tall stacks which cater for all needs. Take a few friends and share classic or blueberry pancakes with maple syrup and ice cream, or get snazzy with violet crumble with homemade honeycomb, chocolate sauce and ice cream or “Route 66” comprising apple puree, cinnamon and maple syrup.
Want more of the best pancakes in Brisbane? Check out our guide to Brisbane's best pancakes here!
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