Pancake Day is fast approaching and we are gearing up for eating pancakes of all shapes and sizes. Thankfully, Edinburgh is more than prepared for this occasion with plenty of delicious pancakes all around. So, here’s our take on where to find the very best spots that will make you flip.
1. Tani Modi Brunch House
Tani Modi Brunch House deserves the top spot on the pancakes list for this reason: their American pancakes are simply phenomenal. Visitors can choose from sweet and savoury options, with the Pistachio stack with cream, fresh raspberries and hot raspberry coulis being our favourite. The crispy bacon, maple syrup and homemade peanut butter whiskey sauce are also a banging option for those looking for a more savoury kick. What is more, all sauces and fruit purees and handmade in-house, and guests are also served Edinburgh-based coffee.
103 Hanover St, EH2 1DJ
2. Coro The Chocolate Café
It wouldn’t be an Edinburgh pancakes list without Coro The Chocolate Café. As expected, a cafe solely dedicated to chocolate is bound to be good at pancakes. Visitors can choose from crepes, American pancakes or waffles and can create their own perfect stacks. Whether you want your sweet treats doused in homemade melted chocolate, or add fruit or ice cream, the world is your oyster when it comes to pancake creation. Coro’s chocolate sauces are spectacular and generous, so you don’t need to overdo it with the toppings.
13 Frederick St, EH2 2EY
3. Stack & Still
Stack and Still is the city’s biggest pancake house with up to 12 million different menu combinations and around 200 seats. Pancake lovers can opt for savoury, such as with the 10-hour shredded BBQ brisket, a fried egg or crispy onion rings. For those craving for something sweet, toppings like flamed peaches, Toffee Crisp, Biscoff spread or lemon curd should hit the spot. Plus, Stack and Still sells a range of pancake mixes to choose from (including a gingerbread flavour, plus vegan and gluten-free options) which contain the ingredients to make approximately 20 large pancakes. You’ll just need to follow the instructions on the pack and then add your favourite toppings to your stack.
53 Rose St, EH2 2NN
4. Laila Edinburgh
Laila is not only serving up delicious pancake and waffle-filled brunches, but also is one of the most photogenic cafes in Edinburgh. Anyone who is impartial to the colour pink will find themselves right at home here, with pink lattes and all-around pink décor. As a female-led business born during lockdown, Laila has become the go-to brunch spot for many as is famous for its Rose Candyfloss Pink Pancakes. Therefore, we would advise you to pre-book, as it does get busy quickly. Plus, a brand new location has recently opened on Antigua Street, so you can skip the crowds by trying the new spot.
63 Cockburn St, EH1 1BS
1 Antigua Street, EH1 3NH
5. Le Petit Café
French creperie Le Petit Café Edinburgh ranks third on TripAdvisor’s best brunch spots for pancakes list, and has been endlessly praised by Edinburghers and visitors alike. Both the service and the food have been described as ‘immaculate’, and it’s a must-try for crepe lovers around the city. You can go savoury with the Complete galette that comes with cheddar, ham and fried eggs. A stack of five pancakes with bananas, peanut butter, maple syrup, and walnuts should satisfy those with a sweet tooth, even though these pancakes are only served during breakfast.
32 Morrison St, EH3 8BJ
For those who appreciate seasonal produce, detailed decor and seriously good coffee, Greenwoods is the place to be for brunch and pancakes in Edinburgh. Located on Fredrick Street, the cafe boasts a wholesome menu with some all-time favourites, such as a Full Breakfast, Eggs Florentine, Scrambled Eggs and, of course, pancakes. Guests MUST try The Breakfast Stack Pancakes, with two eggs cooked to one’s preference, smoked bacon, veggie sausage, roasted tomato, hash brown, sour cream, spring onions and cajun spice. We’re not walking, we’re running to Greenwoods! On top of great food and coffee, guests can treat themselves to homemade coolers and Spritz, as well as Bloody Maries, Bellinis and Mimosas.
61 Frederick St, EH2 1LH