Four of the Best Places to Eat Pancakes in Australia
If we asked you to think of Australia, the first things that would come to mind are probably sand, sea and surf, but once you’ve visited for yourself, you’ll undoubtedly add ‘absolutely fantastic food’ to your list.
Over the last few decades, the country’s cuisine has improved exponentially. No longer relying on barbecues and beef burgers to fill the nation’s stomachs, Australia’s food scene has developed apace, so that it offers restaurants and eateries to rival those found anywhere in the world.
Although it would be impossible to pick a favourite treat from the many sampled, we were especially impressed by the pancakes when we paid a visit for ourselves. So, in no particular order, here are four of the best places to stop when you want to see what all the fuss is about.
Ask any Sydney resident to point you in the direction of the perfect pancake and we guarantee that Bills will be the first name that springs to their lips. The culinary creation of restaurateur and writer Bill Granger, it serves up some seriously gorgeous treats from its Bondi Beach, Darlinghurst and Surry Hills bases, with its ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb proving especially popular.
Located at Double Bay in New South Wales, Indigo is well-known for serving up the most amazing sweet treats, like its full milk pancake with maple syrup, caramel glazed banana and vanilla-whipped mascarpone. Be warned, however, that its dessert options are not the only things on the menu that will entice you. Their Canadian maple bacon pancakes also happen to be out of this world, with their fresh honey mascarpone, poached pear and sugar honeycomb toppings. They’re so enticing, in fact, that you might just find yourself ordering a double whammy of dinner and dessert in one.
Poppo Korean and Japanese
If you’re a pancake lover, Australia has plenty of savoury surprises, but our favourite has to be the Kimchi Jyeon from Poppo Korean and Japanese. Faithful to its oriental roots, this authentic dish marries a traditional pancake base with the pickled veg and cabbage dish that is so popular in Korea. It’s definitely something of an acquired taste, so don’t be surprised if you’re a little uncertain at first – just keep going and you’ll soon be a convert.
Pickle in the Middle
Savoury pancakes are the absolute bomb, but if we’re being honest with you, we’re of the opinion that a side of sweet stuff improves everything under the sun. Had a bad day? Eat some chocolate. Had a bad month? Treat yourself to cake. The same is true of practically every dish we can think of but Pickle in the Middle’s buckwheat pancakes are a perfect case in point. Taking the classic pancake stack and adding a plant-based twist, they mix a super healthy base with mango, lemon and vanilla ricotta, toasted coconut, macadamia, and wattle seed to create something truly tasty.
The only question remaining is which of these dishes you’ll decide to try first!