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Pancakes in Brighton

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It’s no secret that Starfish and Coffee offer up one of the best brunches in Brighton. With a string of awards for best Brighton cafe and best brunch, you can rest assured that this gorgeous, independent parkside cafe will do you well when it comes to brunches. What you might not know is that they go totally bananas about pancakes (not just banana pancakes either!). Yup, that’s right. So much so that on Pancake Day they devote an entire menu to them! Located next to Queens Park.

This highly Instagrammable, Hove based cafe has created quite a buzz on the local brunch scene. Oeuff is stylish, they flirt with opulence and have a downright delicious offering of English and French breakfast favourites, which is gloriously crowned by their scrumdiddlyumptious pancakes. Both sweet and savoury options are available, but if you’re vegan, you’ll be delighted to hear that the sweet option is plant-based.

Indulge in a delectable pancake experience at Jo and Co in Hove with their Buttermilk Pancakes. Served in stacks of three, five, or seven, these fluffy delights come with a variety of scrumptious toppings to satisfy your taste buds. You can opt for the classic combination of maple syrup, Greek-style yoghurt, and fresh berries for a refreshing twist. If you’re craving something more decadent, the Nutella, banana, and chocolate brownie ice cream topping is a perfect choice. For a delightful sweet and savoury fusion, enjoy the maple syrup and streaky bacon option.

The beautifully restored and versatile Post House is a cafe, restaurant and bar conveniently set in the heart of the Lanes. The venue is a perfect place for popping into or planning a party at. But should you feel the tummy pang for a pancake or three then you’ll be pleased to know that that exact craving can be pacified here. They have three varieties of buttermilk pancakes for you to choose from. Now you just have to work out which option to go for! 

Indulge in a delightful stack of pancakes with delicious toppings at Vios Cafe, nestled in the charming historic Lanes. Whether it’s breakfast, brunch, or lunch, they’ve got you covered for your pancake cravings. Treat yourself to the tempting Nutella with banana and blueberries, and if you’re feeling indulgent, add a dollop of peanut butter. For a lighter option, savour Greek yoghurt with delightful toppings. Vios Cafe is here to satisfy your pancake needs with a range of scrumptious choices.

Another favourite spot for locals who brunch is Moksha. This North Laine based cafe has a cracking menu of breakfast favourites. It’s a highly accessible, family-friendly and buzzing venue that provides freshness, quality and variety.  Pancake-wise you’ve got four stacks to choose from, with blueberries, bananas, Sussex smokey bacon and gluten and vegan option. 

This trustworthy Brighton based brand has quite the reputation for providing fantastic breakfasts, brunches and locally roasted sustainable coffee. In fact, they’re so favoured that they now have a total of five fantastic cafes. Pancakes lovers will be pleased to hear that the round fluffy favourites can be enjoyed at their Ship Street, Kensington Gardens and Lewes venues. With the choice of either Nutella, smoked back bacon and berries and yoghurt, it may be worth trying one of each in all three of the locations.

Located on Kings Road and sitting opposite the sea, The New Club is a standout destination for those of you that are craving a sea view and some superbly made American diner-style classics. In true American form, their pancakes are fit for the King (“thank you very much”) with four tantalising pancake topping options we’d recommend you grab a group of friends then a fork each and have a free for all!

Get your pancake fix at BAKED in Hove, where their American-style fluffy pancakes with decadent toppings will be just the trick. Choose from a bacon stack featuring crispy bacon and maple syrup, or indulge in their strawberry meringue pancakes, complete with strawberry compote and meringue drops. Whether it’s for weekend brunches, weekday lunches, or a special birthday breakfast, BAKED is the top pick for pancake lovers!