Best Pancake Places in Edinburgh
13 February 2018
- food and drink
Whether it's Shove Tuesday or you just fancy a little breakfast indulgence, if you're in the mood for pancakes then there are plenty of spots in Edinburgh where it's Pancake Day all year round!
Satisfy your craving at one of these top pancake places around the city.
The City Café
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The City Cafe's belly busting all-day breakfast menu is full of indulgent choices and their vanilla infused pancakes don't disappoint. Served with maple syrup and your choice of either fresh berries or Nutella, the City Café are deservedly proud of their towering pancake stacks. Choose from a stack of three or, if you're feeling ambitious, a stack of 5! Thankfully the Royal Mile is just around the corner for a brisk walk afterwards if you've got that "filled to the brim" feeling.
19 Blair Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR, Tel. 0131 220 0125, website
[Image Credit: The Haven]
The Haven is a popular spot with locals who are always keen to shout about their fantastic breakfast menu. Order the pancakes and you'll be served two sizable, thick and fluffy pancakes served with maple and, with or without, bacon - look out for their special toppings too. If you like a challenge then stop by on Shrove Tuesday for their annual Pancake Day Challenge - to eat a stack of 6 in the shortest time possible! If you're not feeling up to that then just take your time to enjoy your delicious helping of 2 while soaking up the relaxed atmopshere and admiring the cafe's quirky decor.
9 Anchorfield, Edinburgh, EH6 4JG, Tel. 0131 467 7513, website
The Herbivore Kitchen
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The Herbivore Kitchen is a completely vegetarian café based in Newington serving many dishes that are also vegan-friendly. Even though it hasn't been around that long, The Herbivore Kitchen benefits from owner Alison's years of experience in culinary creativity and her legendary Herbivore Supper Club. Whether you're vegan or omnivore, the pancakes here should not be missed.
The Herbivore Kitchen, 65 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9JQ, website
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Forming part of the Rutland Hotel in Edinburgh’s West End, The Huxley’s mouth-watering pancakes are part of their daily breakfast menu served from 8am-11am. Freshly made and dribbled with maple syrup, their pancakes can be served with bacon or blueberry compote. This is a great location to start the day so grab a comfy seat and tuck in as you watch the hustle and bustle of Princes Street.
1 Rutland Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AE, Tel. 0131 229 3402, website
[Image Credit: Loudons Cafe]
The large, bright and open plan setting of Loudons Café in Fountainbridge is the perfect spot to catch up with friends and share a plate of their delicious homemade pancakes. Served as part of their very popular weekly breakfast menu, choose from their vegan and gluten free banana and coconut pancakes, topped with fruits of the forest compote, or their thick American-style pancakes, served with bacon and baked banana topped with maple syrup. They now even offer a savoury pancake dish where the pancake is made up of smoked salmon, avocado, spinach and linseed and served with crème fraiche and herb oil. If you've not got time to stop and enjoy with a coffee and paper in the cafe then you'll be pleased to know that their pancakes are also available to takeaway - breakfast at your desk will never taste better!
94b Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QA, Tel. 0131 228 9774, website