A stack of freshly cooked pancakes and a great coffee has to be the ultimate Sunday brunch, but why relegate pancakes to just one day of the week?
Because we’re turning 10, we’re featuring your top 10 recommendations, and this week we’re on the hunt for the best pancakes in Perth. Here’s which spots made your list.
Unsurprisingly, top of the list was Kumo. These souffle pancakes are about as fluffy as they come, and are served picture perfect with drizzles of sauce and ice cream. Drop in and try best-selling flavours like Baconana (Bacon & banana) and the popular Boba Brûleé Bomb, with caramelised custard, boba pearls and black sugar syrup. We’d have to agree with Eliza on this one, Kumo makes some of the best “fluffy and fat” pancakes around.
Duck Duck Bruce
We’re massive fans of Duck Duck Bruce in Freo and their flavoursome menu, so it seems fitting their pancakes also made the cut. Relax in the courtyard or cosy inside the cafe and order the Orange Is The New Stack, which comes with a fat stack of vanilla pancakes, burnt orange curd, poppyseed cheesecake whip and gingerbread crumb. Drool.
The Pavlova Pancakes at Little h impressed a few of you, and we can see why. They serve coconut pancakes topped with mascarpone, meringue and summer fruits, including blueberries, kiwi fruit and passionfruit syrup. Ashleigh says they’re “fresh and yummy”, and we’d have to agree.
Good Things serve a diner-style hotcake, which Kate describes as “so fluffy but crispy”. Their toppings are seasonal, but you can rest assured any combo will be delectable. Choose between a half, full or fat stack depending on your appetite, and who knows, these might be your new favourite style of pancakes.
Paris says Padbury’s Meringue Munro Pancakes are “so light and fluffy”, and with a serving of lemon curd, honeycomb, lemon candy and meringue too, it’s also a yes from us. Even if you’re not from Guilford, their pancakes are worth making the trip for.
Elixir, also known as the holy grail of pancakes, is a place any self-proclaimed dessert-for-breakfast lover needs to check out. There are a few pancake options, including the Classic, with maple and whipped cream (you can’t go wrong with this combo), the Lemon Meringue and Passionfruit, topped with lemon drizzle, or the S’mores, loaded with fudge sauce and marshmallows. We bow down to anyone who manages to finish this one.
Cherry And Grapes
For fat souffle style pancakes in Perth, it's hard to go past the sweet stack at Cherry And Grapes. Flavours change seasonally, but at the moment they have a Mango Magic, with fresh mango and compote, plus chantilly and crushed meringue. There’s also the Berry Devine, if you’d rather heaps of juicy berries and creamy ice cream.
The Little Bay
The fresh flavours on The Little Bay’s apple and rhubarb pancakes will light up your morning as you sit sipping your coffee and admiring the view we all love living here for. They come looking extra special with almond crumble and a shard of freeze dried rhubarb, and for a few dollars extra you can get a side of vanilla ice cream. Go on, you know you want to.
As soon as we see souffle pancakes on a menu, we’re immediately sold. Sabina says they’re super fluffy, and we’d have to agree. Currently, Decanter has the choice between Banoffee pancakes, if you’re in the mood for banana, salted caramel, pavlova and popcorn. Otherwise, there’s the Passion For Mango, which you guessed it, is loaded with mango passionfruit curd, pavlova and fruit. Good luck choosing between these two.
Bib & Tucker
It’s a tough gig trying to decide what to order at Bib & Tucker but rest assured, their pancakes are as good as everything else on the menu. The buttermilk banana pancakes are topped with salted caramel, pecan and Tasmanian double cream and they’re pure perfection.
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