What's something that can be eaten anytime? Pancakes! So we've stacked up a list of the best pancakes in Singapore for you to flip over.
When you think of breakfast, what’s one thing that comes to mind? Pancakes. More than just a breakfast staple, we firmly believe that pancakes can be eaten at any time. Not all pancakes are stacked equally, though – that includes the hotcakes from McDonald’s. Sorry kiddos, we don’t make the rules! So we went flipping mad and set out to look for the best pancakes in Singapore to go with that frothy babyccino. Here’s what we found…
The best pancakes in Singapore to flip over
If you like your pancakes with a view, Privé at Keppel Bay is where you should go. Its pancakes are fluffy stacks of goodness served with fresh strawberries, bananas, whipped cream, maple syrup, and honeycomb. There are gluten-free options too, if you want the healthier choice.
Privé, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore City 098382
Perched at the top of Phoenix Park in Tanglin, Spruce is an extremely popular spot for a brunch – and for good reason. Its banana hotcakes with honeycomb butter and blueberry syrup are definitely worth waking up early for. A definite slice of heaven!
Spruce, Phoenix Park, 320 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247980
3. Wild Honey
If you’re bringing the young ‘uns on a shopping trip, appease them with this surefire winner. Among all its newfangled creations, Wild Honey’s classic stack of buttermilk pancakes certainly stands out – literally! Enjoy fluffy pancakes piled high with hibiscus-berry compote, candied back bacon, and real Canadian maple syrup. This place definitely knows how to do pancakes.
Wild Honey, locations in Mandarin Gallery, Scotts Square, and South Beach
4. Two Bakers
Dorayaki pancakes? Don’t mind if we do! This is paired with matcha custard, Japanese Azuki beans, and strawberries, reminding us of Doraemon, the classic Japanese cartoon. Try out the earl grey infused pancakes too, which is fragrant and overwhelmingly decadent. Add a scoop of gelato from its sister brand Sugartree Gelato for an additional sweet treat.
Two Bakers, 88 Horne Road, Singapore 209083 and 9 Teck Chye Terrace, Singapore 545720
Fried chicken and buttermilk pancakes – yes, you read that right. And we dare say, this is quite the explosive pairing. Who knew we needed this sweet and savoury combo! The portion is huge, perfect for sharing between you and the kiddos. If you don’t have an adventurous palette, the cafe also serves up the standard hotcakes, which comes with lemon curd, fairy floss, and vanilla ice cream. Yummy in our tummy!
Earlybird, 17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149
6. Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe
The Japanese sure knows how to come up with sweet things. And, we would be remiss to not include this very obvious choice into our list! This cafe serves up soft and fluffy meringue millefeuille pancakes made from fresh milk, separated egg yolks, and high-grade wheat flour. We were flipping over the grilled apple pancakes, which is drizzled with homemade caramel sauce. Yummers!
Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe, locations in Bugis, Tanjong Pagar, and Novena
7. Food For Thought
Besides having the best all-day brunches, Food For Thought also serves up some of the best pancakes in Singapore. Tuck into flapjacks drizzled with gula melaka syrup and topped off with vanilla or coconut ice cream. If you’re heading down to Botanic Gardens, pop over to its cafe for a brunch of chocolate banana and blueberry smoothie pancakes, made for the kiddos.
Food For Thought, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road #01-04/05, Singapore 178897, and Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, 1H Cluny Road #01-K1, Singapore 259604
8. Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
This restaurant serves family-friendly favourites, but everyone will only be scrambling for its American-style hotcakes. The 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!
Clinton St Baking Co & Restaurant, 31 Purvis Street, Singapore 188608
9. fluff stack
Run by pancakes enthusiasts for pancake connoisseurs, this cafe crafts its pancake with exact science and passion. A bite out of its classic soufflé pancakes is like tasting the clouds… that, we agree. If you’re looking to feed the ‘gram, go with the oolong boba soufflé pancakes. Looks good in photos, tastes even better in the mouth.
fluff stack, locations in Suntec City, Northpoint, Westgate, and Tampines 1
10. Hoshino Coffee
Want a different kind of pancakes? Visit 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
11. Gram Cafe & Pancakes
Another pancake joint that hails from Japan, its opening in Singapore was met with immediate fanfare and frenzies. The premium pancake is in such high demand that the item is only sold at three timeslots each day. Parents, you might be keen to try the tiramisu pancake. Each morsel is simply divine! Those looking for something different can try out its chilli beans pancakes. Interesting, no?
Gram Cafe & Pancakes, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk #02-110/111, Singapore 098585
12. The Fabulous Baker Boy
Drop by this cafe after walking around Haji Lane and Kampong Glam for 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, Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street #01-01, Singapore 199918
13. Curious Palette
We’ve talked about its doughnuts before, but this cafe serves up a mean plate of pancakes too. Its berry ricotta hotcakes are baked for 30 minutes before being served with vanilla ice cream, berries compote, seasonal fruits, and mixed seeds. The dish is dense without being cloyingly sweet, and once we’re with it, we’re itching for another plate. Help!
Curious Palette, 64 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188667
14. Kyushu Pancake
If your agenda for the day is to eat pancakes only, then this is the place to eat them. We were so spoiled for choice that it took us some time before we finally ordered! The kiddos will be contented with the Kyushu Happy Meal, while parents, we dare you to try the croque madame set. Of course, there’s the good ol’ classic if you just want simple flavours. Psst, we’re told that only the finest ingredients are used to make its pancakes, so you can be certain that you’re getting the good stuff.
Kyushu Pancake, 25 Lorong Liput, Singapore 277735
15. Oriole Coffee + Bar
This place serves up an amazing cuppa, but its brunch deserves a shout too. We particularly have a soft spot for its vanilla hotcakes, which comes with maple syrup and homemade espresso orange butter. Don’t worry parents, the pancakes are deemed kid-friendly so they can have a bite too. Plus, stay here long enough and you can get a tipple too (deffo not kid-friendly!).
Oriole Coffee + Bar, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road #01-01, Singapore 238163
16. Little Farms
If you’re on a health kick but still want your slappy jacks, pop over to Little Farms. Its buttermilk pancakes come with berry compote, a dusting of powdered sugar, and pure maple syrup. Who says you can’t have a bit of fun with healthier options? We totes approve.
Little Farms Bistro, Katong Point, 451 Joo Chiat Road #01-04, Singapore 427664
We hope you get to try these pancakes in Singapore, folks – cuz they’re flipping delicious!
Top image: Privé @ Keppel Bay via Facebook