Is there any better breakfast food than pancakes? Covered in bacon or topped with fruit, they're great both savoury and sweet. But which side of the filling fence do you fall? We take a look at some coolest ways of dressing up your buttery pancakes, whether you want sugar, spice, or just something nice.
1. Mediterranean vegetable, The Pancake Café
Let's start this list off with a savoury number from The North. If you're looking for something hearty, the Mediterranean vegetable crepe from The Pancake Café makes a tip-top main. It's stuffed with roast courgettes and tomatoes, pine nuts, and finished with plenty of basil and a side salad for contrast.
Where: The Pancake Café, Durham
2. Berries, Where the Pancakes Are
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Fluffy American pancakes are the perfect counterpoint to thin crepes. The Berries pancake stack from Where The Pancakes Are shows off everything good about the food – two thick pancakes are topped with homemade forest berry compote and whipped cream, then covered in crushed meringue and almonds and all finished off with a slices strawberry.
Where: Where the Pancakes Are, London Bridge
3. Canadian Brunch crepes, The Crepe Vine
With the most punny name in town, The Crepe Vine make their pancakes extra special. There's all kinds of great filling combinations up for offer, like chicken tikka or salmon and chilli, but our favourite is the Canadian breakfast. Break open your crepe to find fried egg, cheese, back bacon and drizzle it all with extra Canadian-origin maple syrup.
Where: The Crepe Vine, Swansea
4. Moose Moonshine Stack, Moose Breakfast and Brunch
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Moose know that there are some things which shouldn't be messed with – like the legendary combination of banana and chocolate hazelnut spread. The Moose Moonshine stack takes this one step further, with homemade maple pecan nuts. Add extra butter and maple syrup, and you've got a breakfast – or brunch – to remember.
Where: Moose Breakfast and Brunch, Liverpool
5. Build your own pancakes, Hack the Stack
When being told what to put on your pancakes doesn't appeal, why not just do it your way? Hack the Stack invite you to make your own super stack – with regular, gluten-free or vegan pancakes. Pick from toppings like cookies, cinnamon sugar or M&Ms, add in drizzles like caramel, berry compote or fat-free yoghurt, and you're good to go. Now that's a life hack we can get behind.
Where: Hack the Stack, Reading
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