Piled high, stacked low, loaded with the goods or with just topped with good old fashioned lemon & sugar. However you like your pancakes, these wicked London joints flip 'em up the best.
The clue’s in the title with this one; of course their pancakes are going to be outta this world. With five on the menu, choose from the veggie option, bacon or berries. They sound good but we’re going big on the All American with eggs, sausage, fried potatoes, bacon and maple syrup. Start the day like a champ.
This is the home of *probably* the most Instagrammed plate of pancakes in London. In fact, they're so legendary, these bad-ass NYC imports have been trademarked! That's right, these are Sunday Pancakes™️, honey. These break-the-internet cartoon style stacks are the epitome of American excess, and when it comes to our pancakes, that's just the way we like it, baby. And yeah, we go triple stack every time.
98 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5RU
You've been partying hard in Soho, now you need something to soak up your sins at 3am. Enter: Balans, the Old Compton Street joint open til 5am every night/morning of the week so you can get your pancake fix until the dawn chorus reaches its crescendo. The warm maple butter should keep that hangover at bay for at least a few hours more.
60-62 Old Compton Street, W1D 4UG
If you wanna do breakfast like a baller then swing by The Delaunay. These guys take pancakes to a whole new level with maple syrup and bacon, or blueberries, crème fraiche and pear compote. Plus in surroundings this suave it’s totally acceptable to drink champagne pre-10am.
55 Aldwych, London, WC2
We've seen it in the movies: American diners do pancakes best. These guys are taking diner-style pancakes up a notch with inspiration from all those treats that always find their way on to your desk: choose from the Jaffa pancake, the Oreo Cookie Cake or the Red Velvet Wonder. Wanna keep it plain Jane? They’ve got maple syrup, banana or blueberry - stack ‘em up five high and wash them down with a hard shake.
Spitalfields & Camden
When these bad boys cruised past us the other day we felt a stab of jealousy. Three fluffy, melt in the mouth pancakes, served with vanilla clotted cream, blueberries and a jug of maple syrup. Wash them down with one of their killer Bloody Marys. Good morning!
43-51 Great Titchfield Street, London, W1
Why would you just have one pancake when you can have... millions? This mega cute bakery in Soho's backstreets goes to a whole other level of pancake indulgence with their epic menu of Instagrammable mille-crepes. Our fave? It's gotta be this matcha made in heaven; Layers of French crepes with light ceremonial-grade matcha pastry cream in between with powered matcha to top.
Unit 5, 9-12 St Anne’s Court, London, W1F 0BB
These guys are always in it for a good time, like every day of the week is Pancake Day… so you know they’ll do it right. Go for an irresistible stack of maple and bacon pancakes and wash it down with a boozy milkshake. Your arteries won’t thank you but who needs gratitude when you’re knee-deep in batter?
Shoreditch / Brixton / Camden
It's all in the title with this place. This is literally where the pancakes are. All of them. From your savoury to your sweet, your classic to your weird, epic and mega. There are even choices for vegans, veggies and those riding the gluten-free wave with the 3 in 1 batter. The hardest part is choosing which topping you're digging.
Arch 35a, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
BYO usually means something different in our circles, but we can get on board with the acronym at this Covent Garden joint, too. The Build Your Own Pancake menu lets you be the master of your own brunch; start with your base or Buttermilk, Blueberry or Buckwheat and go from there.
18 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7DD