Whether you’re into your French crêpes, American-style ‘flapjacks’, or if you’re torn between sweet and savoury – Liverpool has more than its fair share of places serving up delicious pancakes.
If you don’t fancy cooking up your own this year (or if you have a total pancake flip fail), luckily we’ve got your sweet fix sorted with our complete guide to the city’s best pancake spots.
The breakfast classic
Blueberry pancakes – Moose Coffee
Moose specialises in American/Canadian breakfasts and their traditional pancakes don’t disappoint. We recommend the blueberry pancakes with maple syrup. There’s no need to order any sides with these as they’re a meal in themselves. Moose also offers pancakes with streaky bacon, chocolate hazelnut spread, apple and salted caramel, granola, and chocolate peanut butter – or even banana and pecan. The atmosphere at Moose is really quite special too if you wake up sleepy from a late night of studying, it has a way of slowly easing you into the day.
White ‘choco berry’ crepe – Kaspas
Famed for their crepes and waffles, Kaspas is a place dedicated to serving up your favourite desserts. So if thick American style pancakes aren’t your thing, grab yourself one of their tasty white ‘choco berry’ crepes. Freshly baked before your eyes, sprinkled with white chocolate flakes, and all topped off with a drizzle of raspberry and white chocolate sauce. Sweet perfection.
For the indecisive
Savoury and sweet - The Brunch Club
The Brunch Club serves up their fried and fluffy take on pancakes every single day, all year round. So they’ve had plenty of practice when it comes to Shrove Tuesday. With a mouthwatering choice of toppings to suit everybody, you can go savoury with streaky bacon or keep it sweet with Belgian chocolate and meringue pieces. The hardest part is deciding!
Chickpea pancakes – Love Thy Neighbour
Head down to Love Thy Neighbour in Hatton Garden for a dish with a difference. Their chickpea pancakes with smashed avocado, hummus and tomatoes make a tasty brunch alternative that’s 100% organic. For those who like their pancakes with protein on the side, you could try them with smoked salmon, a poached egg or grilled chicken. Love Thy Neighbour also do traditional fluffy pancakes with yoghurt, berries, blueberry syrup and mint – and you can top them off with ice cream in chocolate, biscotti or even bubble gum flavours! So if you're up for it, you can get your savoury and your sweet all in one sitting.
The Instagrammable ones
Rainbow pancakes – Slim’s
Looking to make your friends jealous of your pancake plate? Get yourself down to Slim’s on Bold Street and tuck into their stack of tasty (and aesthetically pleasing) rainbow pancakes. These fluffy, New York-style treats are topped with fresh berries, chocolate treats, whipped cream and caramel sauce. Get them while you can though, as they’re only available on Pancake Tuesday.
Plant based batter
Vegan pancakes – The Egg Cafe
Known for its budget-friendly vegetarian and vegan food and its relaxed, friendly atmosphere, the Egg Cafe is a bit of a Liverpool institution. The lofty cafe is at its best when the sun is shining through the windows and you can look across the rooftops to the bustle of the city below. But the view comes at a price – to your legs not your wallet – after a climb up the long staircase, sustenance is required. Our verdict on their vegan pancakes? Totally delicious.
Break the mould
Hanging pancake kebabs – The Club House
We’ve possibly saved the best until last. Back by popular demand, The Club House is serving up their Pancake Hanging Kebabs once again. Think mini fluffy pancakes skewered on a kebab stick and sandwiched between your favourite sweet treats, including chocolate brownie and strawberry marshmallows. If you miss them on pancake Tuesday, never fear! The Club House is also rustling them up on Monday 24 and Wednesday 26 of February too.
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