Shrove Tuesday (better known as Pancake Day) is just the excuse we need today to dig into these syrupy-sweet treats!
It’s Shrove Tuesday, aka as Pancake Day! Stack ’em high, we say! But not all pancakes are created equal, and we’ve made it our mission to find the best pancakes in Singapore to go with that babyccino! These are the ones we are flipping out over…
Great for the young (at-heart), this American-based diner lets you make-your-own (MYO) pancakes on built-in griddles at your table! With five batter choices – wholegrain, buttermilk, peanut butter, chocolate, and zucchini (it tastes way better than it sounds, we swear) – coupled with loads of different mix-ins, it’s not surprising that Slappy Cakes was dubbed America’s best by the Food Network. And if you’re joining us at our upcoming HoneyKids Pancake Date with Plaza Singapura, you’ll soon be trying it out for yourselves. Let’s get ready to sprinkle!
Slappy Cakes, The Grandstand, Resorts World Sentosa, and Plaza Singapura; slappycakes.com.sg
If you like your pancakes with a view (of the beautiful Keppel bay), Privé Café is the pancake joint for you. Its home-style pancakes are fluffy stacks of goodness served with fresh strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, maple syrup, and honeycomb (which we totally love, of course!). There are even gluten-free options that are just as tasty and twice as healthy!
Privé Café, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore City 098382, p. 6776 0777. Pancakes available 9am-5pm; www.theprivegroup.com.sg/prive
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
Full of family-friendly favourites, such as croque madame (a fancy grilled ham and cheese sandwich) and chicken and waffles, everyone will only be scrambling for the American-style pancakes at Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant. This place fills up pretty quickly over the weekend, so we suggest booking ahead to avoid disappointment. Warning: this one serves American-sized portions, so go hungry!
31 Purvis St, Singapore 188608; www.clintonstreetbaking.sg
Atlas Coffeehouse’s specialty may be coffee, but its pancakes are no average Joe. Tuck into a plate of Atlas signature fluffy butterscotch banana pancake served a la mode for the perfect sweet afternoon treat.
Atlas Coffeehouse, 6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886; www.atlascoffeehouse.com.sg
Food For Thought
One of the best all-day brunches in Singapore, Food For Thought also happens to serve up some of the best pancakes in Singapore. Tuck into pancakes drizzled with gula melaka syrup and topped off with vanilla or coconut ice cream. Or if you’re exploring the Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, hop on over to the brand new Food for Tots cafe for a brunch of chocolate banana and blueberry smoothie pancakes, made with kids in mind.
Food For Thought, 93 Stamford Road, #01-04/05 National Museum of Singapore, Singapore 178897 and H, Cluny Road #01-K1 Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, Singapore 259604; foodforthought.com.sg
Perched at the top of Phoenix Park in Tanglin, Spruce is an extremely popular spot for a weekend brunch for good reason. Its banana hotcakes with honeycomb butter and blueberry syrup are definitely worth checking out for a slice of weekend brunch heaven!
Spruce, 320 Tanglin Road, Phoenix Park, Singapore 247980, p. 6836 5528. Pancakes available only on weekends from 9am-3.45pm; spruce.com.sg
The Fabulous Baker Boy
Yes, you are going to want to drop by The Fabulous Baker Boy on the trip down from Fort Canning Hill for fab views and fab pancakes. If you’re sharing with the kids you can’t go wrong with the homestyle pancakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with a thick pat of butter. Or indulge in the chef’s fave, cinnamon and brown sugar pancakes with maple cream cheese sauce topped with pecans. So much “Yes please!”.
The Fabulous Baker Boy, 70 River Valley Road, #01-15, Singapore 179037; www.thefabulousbakerboy.com
If you’re bringing the kids on a shopping trip, appease them with this surefire winner. Among all these newfangled creations, Wild Honey’s classic stack of buttermilk pancakes certainly stand out – literally! Plus, Wild Honey’s all-day breakfast means you get to enjoy fluffy pancakes piled high with hibiscus-berry compote, candied back bacon, and real Canadian maple syrup anytime you want. This place definitely knows how to do pancakes.
Wild Honey, locations at Mandarin Gallery and Scotts Square; wildhoney.com.sg
For something a little different, head to Hoshino Coffee and tuck into some seriously fluffy soufflé pancakes. Drizzled with maple syrup or honey syrup and served with whipped butter, these freshly baked pancakes are definitely the star of any afternoon tea. On top of the plain and matcha flavoured pancakes, Hoshino Coffee also offers a changing range of pancakes topped with seasonal fruit.
Hoshino Coffee, various locations at Plaza Singapura, Suntec City, Capitol Piazza, ION Orchard, Holland Village, United Square, One KM, Bedok Point and Chinatown Point; www.hoshinocoffee.com.sg
Tiong Bahru Safari
Is it a pancake or is it a burger? The PB&B Pancake Burger being served up at Tiong Bahru Bakery is both! Tuck into pancakes loaded with bacon, egg, tater tots and maple syrup for a different kinda pancake that’s definitely big enough to share. Our advice? Head over to the new Tiong Bahru Safari tents where you’ll find a side order of playground, green spaces and live rabbits and chickens!
Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari, 130E Minden Road; www.tiongbahrubakery.com
It’s pancake time, folks!
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