Five places in Newcastle to get your Pancake Day fix
All of the most flipping delicious pancakes in Newcastle
Making pancakes from scratch can be fun but not always foolproof. Some come out burnt and some so raw you’re afraid to eat them. Plus, toppings can be expensive and you probably won’t use them again year round.
In cases like these, it’s much easier to eat out – here’s a list of the best eateries in the toon that serve the humble pancake.
Crepeaffaire, Eldon Sqaure
Nestled in the food hall of Eldon Square, Crepeaffaire is the perfect little pit stop for when you’re out shopping.
This place is dedicated to traditional French crepes and has a range of both sweet and savoury options – you’ll be spoilt for choice. If your vegan or gluten free, panic not as they cater to both here.
If you want a taste of the Emily in Paris lifestyle, grab yourself a crepe from Crepeaffaire and take a romantic stroll down Grey Street. Don’t forget to snap a selfie of you and your crepe in front of Grey’s monument. Bon Appetite.
The Dispensary, ST. James’
Just what the doctor ordered.
This coffee house near ST. James’ Park means business with its medical theme. When it comes to pancakes, its Insta-worthy creations will have you drooling. With plenty of choices and maple syrup served in a syringe, you can boost up your pancakes with some extra sweetness.
Open till 5 pm, The Dispensary is the ideal post-uni treat. It is reccommended that you book to avoid being denied your pancake experience.
And what’s better than Pancake Day? Two Pancake Days. That’s right, The Dispensary understood the assignment. Rumour has it that on Pancake Day itself and on the Wednesday after, The Dispensary will be open 8am till 8pm serving only pancakes. Run, don’t walk.
Jam Jar on Osborne Road is best known for its cocktails and bottomless brunch, but also on their menu is fluffy stacks of American style pancakes.
This Pancake Day, they’re serving up a stack of three special made to order pancakes. Their original creation, The Jamcake, will take you back to childhood. Topped with Jammy Dodgers, raspberry jam and white chocolate sauce.
For the more health conscious, they are also doing pancakes topped with fresh berries, honey and greek yoghurt.
Located on Mistletoe Road in Jesmond, Stacked is all about American food. Expect thick American style pancakes with all the toppings – if your a fan of Lotus biscuits or Kinder Bueno, get yourself here.
Their pancake stacks do not hold back on toppings with a range of sweet and savoury on offer. You can even have both sweet and savoury together with a stack of bacon and maple syrup pancakes.If weird combos are your thing, you can mix and match by choosing your pancake flavour, topping and sauces.
Want your pancakes in bed? From 10am you can order pancakes straight from Stacked on Just Eat. Brunch sorted and no washing up.
The home of brunch itself, Aidan’s Kitchen does not fail to deliver on perfect pancakes.
With their recently updated menu, Aidan’s Kitchen has a choice of three expertly made pancake stacks. Toppings include crispy bacon, homemade lemon curd and chantilly cream. Can’t hack a full pancake stack? Half stacks are available too.
Booking is highly reccommended, but there is some seating outside for walk ins. Pancake prices are a little more than some on this list but are totally worth it, especially on Pancake Day.
Whatever you decide to do this Pancake Day, know that Newcastle has your back if your pancake skills aren’t up to scratch.
Happy Pancake Day!
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