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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 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!
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.
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.
Brighton Marina is a great destination spot for a family day out. Or, if you’re a yachter then you’ll be there doing the things that yachters do. But regardless of what takes you to Brighton Marina, when you’re there you simply must visit Taste Sussex. Firstly, because they champion the finest Sussex ingredients. Secondly, they serve bacon pancakes for breakfast.
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!
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.
They may have small in their name but these guys mean big business! Small Batch is an ever-growing local chain of cafes. Their familiar brand is famous for reliably delivering great quality coffee, cakes and most recently brunches and cocktails. You can now enjoy a vast selection of delicious brunch classics as well as a seriously delicious stack of fluffy American pancakes with fresh blueberries, honey and chocolate sauce.
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!
Located in Lewes, The Needlemakers is set at the top of the old High Street. It’s a historic venue, full of character and quirky independent boutiques. There you’ll find the Needlemakers Cafe, it’s 100% vegan with food and drinks of excellent quality. Should your stomach be hankering for the American stacked treats then you’ll be in the right place to enjoy their plant-based pancakes. They serve a selection of toppings but for those craving the all-American classic, they serve up This Isn’t Bacon(™) rashers with blueberries and maple syrup, for that sweet-savoury combo without the meat.