On Tuesday the 28th of February is International Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday as some may call it. For centuries people have been celebrating this delicious day by traditionally eating loads of pancakes as a last meal before Lent.
And even if you're not planning on going on a fast, you should scratch all your breakfast plans and check out these 11 cafes offering you the best pancakes on the Coast (from North to South).
· Ronnie's Place
Ronnie's food is homemade, fresh and made with love on the premises daily. That's also the case for the infamous fluffy pancakes served with maple syrup, berries, homemade honeycomb butter and cream.
28 Musgrave Ave, Southport
If you haven't been to 42fifteen put this on the top of your list! This super hip cafe serves you fluffy buttermilk pancakes with whipped banana and bush honey mascarpone, sugared pecans and gingerbread syrup (toppings may vary).
9 Davenport St, Southport
The completely plant based menu at Blendlove doesn't utilize any refined sugar or highly processed food. That also includes their summer pancakes, which are gluten free, of course and topped with date - caramel sauce, strawberries, sweet dukkah and stone fruit.
1/253 Ferry Rd, Southport
· Pancakes on the Rocks
As the name suggests, this eatery is all about pancakes. Sweet or savoury? They got'em all and with our voucher you'll get 10% off your total bill!
The Esplanade, Shop T1.31, Surfers Paradise
Latitude28 likes to keep things simple (but good). Get your stack of pancakes served with butter, maple syrup and whipped cream. If that doesn't do it for you, add grilled banana, bacon, fresh fruits, Nutella or mixed berry compote.
Paradise Centre, 8 Cavill Ave, Surfers Paradise
MLK - Espresso Cafe & Bar
My Little Kitchen is nestled beneath the Hi-Ho Apartments in a seemingly minute hole-in-the-wall, but there is more to this espresso bar than meets the eye. For starters, their Super Berry Almond Pancakes made with organic flour and organic yoghurt topped with maple syrup, peanut butter parfait, crushed almonds, raspberry compote, blueberries and flowers, tastes even better than it sounds!
2 Queensland Avenue, Broadbeach
BSKT cafe is living proof that pancakes can indeed be healthy, yet delicious.Indulge in some fluffy pancakes dusted with Maqui, cacao, coco crunch, crushed macadamias with sweet yoghurt and coconut sorbet.
4 Lavarack Rd, Nobby Beach
· Protein Bar
Burleigh's super food cafe specialises in protein shakes of all sorts but if you rather have your protein in solid form, try their top-selling buckwheat pancakes with lemon ricotta, honey, almonds, shredded coconut & fresh fruit.
1851 Gold Coast Highway, Burleigh Heads
· Barefoot Barista
At Barefoot Barista they call 'em hot cakes and they're gluten free, a must try! Choose between caramelised banana, maple crispy bacon and fried egg or fresh fruits, seeds and nuts and maple mascarpone.
5/10 Palm Beach Ave, Palm Beach
This super stylish Palm Beach cafe offers you scrumptious buttermilk pancakes topped with caramelised banana, berries, ice cream, maple syrup, Nutella and nuts, optionally add some bacon.
1166 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
· The Collective
The newest and trendiest Gold Coast hot spot also serves you breakfast (in case you didn't know). Their version of pancakes are blueberry and ricotta hotcakes with vanilla roasted rhubarb, vanilla mascarpone, seeds and Canadian maple.
1128 Gold Coast Hwy, Palm Beach
Words By Louisa von Ingelheim