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?
From your classic buttermilk stack to the likes of cinnamon scroll and matcha pancakes, Perth’s best pancakes are best enjoyed all day every day.
Sweet, savoury, or a bit of both—we’ve got you covered.
Nic & Kolo
Perth’s love of cinnamon scrolls isn’t going anywhere, so we will be forever grateful to Nic & Kolo for combining our love of pancakes and a cinny scroll into one mighty breakfast. These super fluffy pancakes drizzled in a cheesecake glaze will set you up for a very good day indeed.
As if the sight of Padbury’s Meringue Munro Pancakes wasn’t enough, you can now sleep easy knowing these bad boys are available until 3pm. Thick fluffy pancakes loaded with lemon curd, lemon candy, honeycomb and meringue—it’s a yes from us.
The Little Banksia
The buttermilk pancakes at The Little Banksia will have you feeling all sorts of fresh. These fluffy delights are topped with compressed mango, passionfruit curd, vanilla mascarpone, mango parfait, coconut crumb and salted caramel. Enough said, these are a damn fine stack of pancakes.
Elixir, also known as the holy grail of pancakes, is a place any self-proclaimed dessert-for-breakfast lover should have checked out. The crew at Elixir change the flavours every year and 2020’s are sure not to disappoint. There’s apple crumble or oreo cheesecake, and we bow down to anyone who manages to finish either.
If you’re looking for something a little different, yet equally delicious, the guys at Tiisch have you covered with their Miko Matcha Pancakes. These little beauties are a regular on the seasonal menu and after trying them, you’ll understand why. Topped with strawberries, rhubarb, vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate crumbs and maple syrup, it’s a no brainer as to why these make our list.
If savoury pancakes are your thing, cancel all plans and head to Paper Avenue stat. The stack of buttermilk pancakes with bacon and caramelised banana will have you rolling out of here with a smile on your face. If sweets are more your style, the seasonal sweet pancakes are bliss. While the flavours may change out, you can expect nothing but the best, like the winter warmer topped with an apple cinnamon compote, vanilla custard and oat clusters. It’s like a cosy hug from Nan.
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.
The Little Bay
The fresh flavours on The Little Bay’s coconut pancakes will light up your morning as you sit sipping your coffee and admiring the view we all love living here for. Mango curd, coconut chantilly, burnt white chocolate and dried raspberry will have you coming back for more.
Brother Of Mine Coffee
Brother Of Mine Coffee serves up a pretty mean brunch, but it’s the pancakes we can’t go past. Check out their menu to see what’s in season and if you manage to get there while the Jaffah hotcakes are stealing the show you’re in for a treat. Dark chocolate meringue, orange blossom and vanilla bean cream, there’s nothing not to love.
The Little Raw Deli
Vegan pancakes means you’re permitted to enjoy it guilt-free, right? Right! The Little Raw Deli in Carlisle is doing pancake Saturdays where you can order Snickers or Ferrero Pancakes (or both). These buckwheat pancakes are also gluten free so they’re friendly for all your intolerant mates.
Dark Horse Espresso
These guys live up to their name and are the ultimate dark horse in the pancake game. The epic Boston Cream Pancakes—three massive pancakes sandwiched with thick vanilla custard and topped with chocolate glaze, mixed berry compote, crushed peanuts and a biscuit crumble—have recently made a comeback and we’ll bow down to whoever can finish this whole dish.
Fika On Brix
Fika on Brix might only do pancakes on Sunday, but it's worth the wait each week. Every month they’ve got a new flavour so there’s always an excuse to get back to Beckenham. In the past they’ve had lamington pancakes, black forest pancakes with dark chocolate, pandan coconut pancakes with fresh mango, and most recently strawberry trifle pancakes. They’ve always got a killer flavour to enjoy, so get excited for their next announcement.
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