The Best Pancakes in Sydney

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Because sometimes, you just need a good stack of pancakes, and luckily, pancakes in Sydney come in all sorts of flavours, shapes, sizes and colours of the rainbow!

From decadent pancakes to gluten-free and kid-friendly pancakes, add these pancakes cafes to your brekkie bucket list, and make sure you scroll to the end of the post for our favourite one-cup pancake recipe! 

8 of the Best Pancakes in Sydney

1. Speedos, Bondi 

Pancakes in Sydney - Speedos Bondi
Could Speedos Bondi have the most colourful pancakes in Sydney?

Perhaps the most colourful, insta-worthy pancake cafe there ever was, head to this old Bondi favourite for the Caramelised Banana + Chia VEGAN Pancakes, and the picturesque North Bondi view. Speedos Bondi gets packed on the weekend, so a weekday visit might be your best bet for a family/mother's group feed. 

Location: 126 Ramsgate Avenue, North Bondi

2. Pancakes On The Rocks 

Pancakes on the Rocks Sydney
We can't resist the mouthwatering pancake stacks at Pancakes on the Rocks!

From the Butterfly Pancake to the Funny Face Pancake, complete with marshmallows, fresh strawberry, chocolate sauce, vanilla ice cream, strawberry jam and 100's & 1000's - Pancakes on the Rocks know how to do pancakes well! Our top picks: Pancakes on the Rocks signature buttermilk or chocolate pancakes and the Bananarama is to die for!

We like that Pancakes on the Rocks do savoury pancakes too, which make pancakes perfectly acceptable for dinner, right? The kids' 'Ned Kelly' buttermilk pancake comes with whipped butter, scrambled egg and bacon. 

Location: various locations across Sydney

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3. Gram Café, Chatswood

Pancakes in Sydney - Gram Cafe Chatswood
You simply have to try the Gram Cafe's legendary wobbly pancakes.

The Gram Café pancakes hail from Japan and are a wobbly and delicious plate full of joy! The Gram Café is the first of its kind to open in Australia and the legendary soufflé pancakes were well worth the wait. In fact, the pancakes have become so popular, the Gram Cafe have opened up a second venue!

There are eight pancake concoctions on the menu try, so we're guessing you'll be booking a table for the long haul.

Location: Shop 67, Level 3 Chatswood Station, 436 Victoria Avenue & The Galeries on George Street

4. Bread & Circus, Alexandria

Pancakes in Sydney - Bread & Circus Alexandria
Order the Caramelised Lemony Banana Pancakes at Bread & Circus - you won't be sorry!

Just around the corner from The Grounds, there's often a line for brekkie at the warehouse-chic Bread & Circus on weekends - but it moves quickly, and at the communal seating you'll find diners taking their insta-snaps of the pink-plated dishes like the Breakfast with Gwyneth health bowl and the flourless, gluten-free and super light Caramelised Lemony Banana Pancakes - complete with a side of ricotta, maple syrup and compound lemon butter...I get these every time, and you wouldn't know they're a better-for-you pancake option. 

Location: 21 Fountain Street, Alexandria

5. Cooh, Alexandria 

Pancakes in Sydney - Cooh Alexandria
You'll definitely be cooing over the pancakes at Cooh in Alexandria.

A must-try on this health-conscious cafe's menu, the pretty-as-a-picture Buckwheat Pancake is heaven and health on a plate. It's worth pre-booking a table if you're heading to Cooh on the weekend to avoid a 45-minute wait - yes, it's that popular!

Location: 90-96 Bourke Rd, Alexandria

6. Bills

Pancakes in Sydney - Bills
Bill's signature pancakes are the fluffy ricotta hotcakes - yum!

Along with the not-quite-scrambled eggs, the fluffiest ever ricotta hotcakes are the signature brekkie dish that people keep on coming back for on celeb chef Bill Granger's menu. The Darlinghurst, Surry Hills and Bondi locations are all pretty roomy and pram-friendly, but we'd highly recommend getting there early on weekends to avoid the standard Sydney line-out-the-door-for-a-good-morning-feed fiasco. 

Location: various locations across Sydney

7. Cafe Bella Dee, Sans Souci

Pancakes in Sydney - Cafe Bella Dee
The kids will love the Unicorn Pancakes at Cafe Bella Dee.

Did you say all-day breakfast? Head to Cafe Bella Dee, not far from the water at Sans Souci for an epic stack of pancakes no matter what the hour. Little ones will be all about the fairy floss-adorned Unicorn Pancakes...don't forget the Insta-snap before digging in! 

Location: 36 Tuffy Avenue, Sans Souci

8. Air Lab Souffle

Souffle pancakes
The incredible souffle pancakes at Air Lab.

If your pancakes need to be extra fluffy and wobbly, you can't go wrong at Air Lab Souffle in Cabramatta. Their deliciously silky souffle pancakes are so popular, it's not unusual to find a line snaking out their door on weekends. The wait is totally worth it for their heavenly takeaway pancakes that come in a number of sweet varieties including creme brulee, tiramisu, matcha chocolate, strawberry, and Nutella chocolate - yum!

Location: 5/85 John St, Cabramatta

How to Make Pancakes

Pancakes Recipe
If you feel like staying home rather, why don't you make your own pancakes?

Jamie Oliver's One-Cup Pancakes

An ellaslist pancake recipe favourite, there's no measuring equipment needed other than one cup so the kids can help out. Thanks, Jamie Oliver for the recipe! See the original pancake recipe here

Pancake Ingredients:

  • 1 large free-range egg
  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • sea salt
  • olive oil
  • 1 punnet blueberries
  • yoghurt, to serve 

Pancake Recipe Method

1. Crack the egg into a large mixing bowl.

2. Add the flour, milk and a tiny pinch of sea salt. Whisk everything together until you have a lovely, smooth batter. Fold through the blueberries, if using.

3. Put a large frying pan on medium heat and after a minute or so, add ½ tablespoon of oil. Carefully tilt the pan to spread the oil out evenly.

4. Add a few ladles of batter to the pan, leaving enough space between each one so they have room to spread out slightly – each ladleful will make one pancake, and you’ll need to cook them in batches.

5. Cook the pancakes for 1 to 2 minutes, or until little bubbles appear on the surface and the bases are golden, before flipping with a spatula. 

6. When the pancakes are golden on both sides, use a spatula to transfer the pancakes to a plate.

7. Repeat steps 5 to 9 with the remaining batter, adding ½ tablespoon of oil to the pan between batches, if needed.

8. Serve immediately with your favourite toppings - we like yoghurt, berries, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup and chocolate chips...anything goes! 

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