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Ryan Noreiks

The best pancakes in Melbourne

Pancakes are hands down the best dessert-for-breakfast dish you can get your mitts on. Here are five joints that do the classic dish justice

By Time Out editors

Pancakes for breakfast doesn't have to be a special occasion. Treat yourself to a stacked pancake or delicate crêpe any time of the day – no one's judging.

Still down for more breakfast? Plan your next one and take a look at Melbourne's best breakfasts and best porridges.

Melbourne's best pancakes

Sourdough pancakes with berries and honeycomb cream at Brasserie Bread
Photograph: Brasserie Bread Facebook

Brasserie Bread

Restaurants South Melbourne

The pancakes at this bakery are made with a sourdough starter that is 15-years-old, and has the ballsy attitude to prove it. They serve their thick disks with a honeycomb cream and a landslide of mixed berries. Get involved.

The Kettle Black

Restaurants South Melbourne

You'll recognise the Kettle Black's loaded ricotta hotcake from Instagram. The photogenic breakfast is technically just one big pancake but it makes up for the lack of height with richness. Inspired by the Top Paddock original, the hot cake is topped with fruit, a splash of maple syrup, double cream and smattering of edible petals. 


La Petite Creperie

Restaurants Melbourne

It’s the tiny newspaper stand turned crêpe parlour where you can get fine French-style crêpes folded up like a giant delicious handkerchief around the likes of salted caramel, sweet chestnut paste, or Nutella and banana. Conveniently located across the street from Melbourne Town Hall and outside the entrance of Max Watt's on Swanston Street, this tiny pancake shop is in prime position for a post-show snack. 

Pancake Parlour: Melbourne Central

Restaurants Melbourne

Admit it, you've used one of those 2-for-1 coupons for Pancake Parlour's short stacks. And if you haven't done that lately, you need to make a return and try some of the other sweet pancakes – the office favourite is a toss up between the Alice in Wonderland (with vanilla ice cream, tons of hot chocolate fudge and rainbow sprinkleds), and the Jamaican banana with maple syrup. Go get yourself a stack of nostalgia with an extra scoop of butter for good measure.


Roule Gallete

Restaurants Melbourne

No funny business here, just a laminated menu and every combination of chocolate, fruit, cream and caramel that you could hope to capture within the folds of a crepe (the slender, flat chested cousin to the pancake). They do savoury gear too, so if sugar's not your thing, give the ham, egg, cheese and butter galette a whirl.

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A plate of bacon with a fried egg, waffle, sourdough toast and p
Photograph: Graham Denholm

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