People often say the best way to start your day is to get up early. Exercise. Meditate. Think of three things you’re grateful for. Make a green smoothie. Do something productive like make your bed because it “sets you up” to “tackle the day.” (Why do we even need to “tackle” our day anyway? Can’t we just casually walk past it and maybe give it a cuddle?)
That’s all good advice and what-not, but you know what else is a great way to start your morning? Pancakes.
So here are some of the best pancakes in Perth.
If you’re in the mood for good old fashioned buttermilk pancakes, visit Typika. Served with poached pear, strawberries, nut crumble, vanilla pandan custard and cinnamon sugar, they will not disappoint.
Ootong & Lincoln
Chocolate is good. Chai is good. Pancakes are also good. So it’s really darn exciting that Ootong & Lincoln serve CHOCOLATE CHAI PANCAKES. We sh*t you not. Served with chocolate soil, whipped vanilla bean mascarpone and cherry compote. Get there immediately, if not sooner.
La Vida Urbana
Pancakes with a Mexican twist is what you’ll find at this hip Leederville eatery. La Vida Urbana serves theirs with crema ice-cream, maple syrup and chilli butter. Yes, chilli butter—run don’t walk.
The Tribute Cafe
When your buttermilk pancakes are infused with cardamom, apple and star anise—and served with home-made sweet dukkah and vanilla spiced mascarpone—it's going to be a good day. Get on board with these pancakes from Tribute, stat.
May Street Larder
Pancakes done a little bit differently await you at May Street Larder. They dish up blueberry and ricotta hotcakes with fresh berries, maple roasted pepitas and mandarin marscapone. If you're looking for the best pancakes in Perth, this is a pretty good spot to start.
Imagine if someone combined banoffee pie and pancakes. Oh wait, you don’t have to BECAUSE TROPICO HAS. And they serve them with fresh banana, banana compote, butterscotch and caramelised popcorn. There is truly no better way to start your day.
Mary Street Bakery
Highgate, Perth & West Leederville
Put your party pants on for Mary Street’s pancakes. If the fried chicken wasn’t enough, these bad boys are smothered in maple syrup and topped with a fried egg and peanuts.
Bib & Tucker
Bib & Tucker has created a masterpiece with their buttermilk and banana pancakes. Cooked to perfection, they top them with salted caramel, pecans and Tasmanian double cream. Yes. Please.
Little Bird Cafe
If you want some pancakes minus the guilt, head to Little Bird for their healthy take on this breakfast hit. They offer banana and coconut buckwheat pancakes with cinnamon maple cashew cream and seasonal fruit.
This coastal spot does pancakes a little bit fancy, cooking them with ricotta and serving them with mixed berries, orange, crème fraîche and chantilly cream. Well played Shorehouse.
The team at Voyage can really do no wrong, and their pancakes are no exception. Dished up with apple and berry compote, vanilla mascarpone and maple syrup—these are undoubtedly some of the best pancakes in Perth and will get your day off to a cracking start.
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Bib & Tucker | Image credit: Elle Borgward and Louise Coghill