Dreaming of an unhealthy breakfast or brunch? Always. Check out the top places in Singapore to hit for fluffy pancakes. Mmm...
Pancakes, flapjacks, hotcakes, griddlecakes, panqueques, Dutch babies – no matter what they’re called, we love these quintessential breakfast/brunch food staples all the same. So we embarked on a serious food trail to find the best pancakes in Singapore… and unearthed these amazing restaurants and cafés around the city. Flour, milks, eggs – action! Welcome to breakfast paradise.
Best buttermilk pancakes
Get your buttermilk pancake fix at Nosh, where they’re served with cinnamon butter, cardamom-maple syrup, fresh fruit, and whipped cream. Or sink your teeth into Dean and Deluca’s Berries and Flapjacks, a stack of soft and fluffy oat and buttermilk pancakes, served with fresh mixed berries, cream, and drizzled with organic maple syrup.
Best ricotta pancakes
For some of the best ricotta pancakes in town, head to Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar, where you’ll find them served with passionfruit butter, roasted almond flakes, fresh banana slices, and lashings of maple syrup. Jewel Cafe & Bar does a pretty good version too, with your choice of caramelised bananas, strawberries, or blueberries, topped with lemon zest mascarpone and a liberal dose of maple syrup. Psst, Riders Café has limited portions of their lemon ricotta pancakes, so make sure you get there before they sell out.
Skyve Elementary Bistro & Bar, #01-17 Blk E 10 Winstedt Road, Singapore 227977, p. 6225 6690; Jewel Café & Bar, 129 Rangoon Road, Singapore, 218407, p. 6298 9216; Riders Café, Bukit Timah Saddle Club, 51 Fairways Drive, Singapore 286965, p. 6466 9819
Most indulgent pancakes
So you have an insatiable sweet tooth, eh? Pop over to Food for Thought (National Museum branch) for salted coconut caramel, banana, and walnut pancakes. It even comes topped with fresh cream and gula melaka syrup on the side. If your stomach can handle it, try House @ Dempsey’s seven-layer pancake. Work your way through a stack of seven fluffy butter pancakes, layered with a mixture of Nutella, raisins, dried apricots, hazelnuts, pistachios, and maple syrup.
Best healthy pancakes
Watching your waistline but want to get in on the fun? Then head to The Living Cafe, and get yourself a serving of their wholemeal pancakes served with either caramelised bananas ($8) or freshly cut fruit and a drizzle of honey.
The Living Café, 779 Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 269758, p. 6468 4482
It’s so fluffy I’m gonna die! At Spruce, the fluffy banana hotcakes are served with honeycomb butter and blueberry syrup. At Strictly Pancakes, they come with caramelised bananas. Or doused in chocolate. Or blanketed with strawberries.
Best homestyle pancakes
Munch on the best homestyle pancakes at The Fabulous Baker Boy. We can’t go past Grandma’s Original Homemade pancakes ($8), which are oh so good drizzled with maple syrup and served with a thick pat of butter.
The Fabulous Baker Boy, #01-15 The Foothills, 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037, p. 6694 8336
Pancakes with a view
Hello, Privé Café. Enjoy an amazing view of the waterfront while you chow down on a stack of pancakes served with fresh strawberries, bananas, honeycomb pieces and whipped cream, drizzled with maple syrup ($13).
Privé Café, 2 Keppel Bay Vista, Singapore 098382, p. 6776 0777
Best French-style pancakes
Snatch a taste of Paris with blinis, traditional French style pancakes, from Antoinette. For something sweet, try them with blueberries, crème Chantilly, and maple syrup. Want something more breakfast-y? The blinis with grilled sausage, French butter, grilled tomato, and a side salad is your best bet.
Antoinette, multiple locations, see website for details.
Best pancake stacks
Ok, none of those newfangled creations for you. At Wild Honey, The Canadian Pancake, a stack of classic pancakes served with wild forest berry compote, Canadian back bacon, and real Canadian maple syrup, is one of the most popular items. Also check out Flock, where you can enjoy a stack of fluffy pancakes served with berries compote and fresh cream.
Best customisable pancakes
Wake the littlies and get a-playin’ at Slappy Cakes! Simply choose a batter from 5 different types, pick your fixings from a wide range of fruit, nuts, cheeses, or meats, and then add your toppings. They also have recommended combinations but where’s the fun in following instructions? Make your own, we say.
Slappy Cakes, two locations at The Grandstand and Resorts World Sentosa.