Savoury or sweet? Fat or Skinny? French or American? Scotch or Irish? However you like your batter cooked, traditionally this is the most popular week of the year to fry up your fave, or treat yourself to a plateful of joy in one of the city’s cafes or restaurants. With Pancake Tuesday in our sights, we’ve been checking out some of the best spots to enjoy the taste of fluffy, delicious pancakes in Dublin.
The genial folk at Andersons love pancakes so much that they offer two types – American ones on the Breakfast menu at their Food Hall and Cafe at the Rise in Glasnevin, and a whole Creperie full of French delights at their sister eatery on Drumcondra’s Carlingford Road. Their American style pancakes come served with choices of bacon, blueberries, strawberries, bananas and maple flavoured syrup, while their Creperie boasts a particularly fine selection of delicious French crepes with a host of tempting toppings.
Take your pick from a fine selection of Galettes made with organic buck wheat flour, finished with an imaginative choice of sweet or savoury toppings, ranging from their All Day Breakfast special, to one with Baked Ham, Mature Irish Cheddar Cheese and Caramelised Onion, served with Apricot Garlic and Ginger Chutney.
And who can resist those crepes?! Our hearts are set on the ones served with Honey Roasted Pears, Blueberries and Walnuts, topped off with Honey Drizzle and Vanilla Ice cream. Ooh la la! Andersons.ie
The Cheeky Piglet
The cosy, well stocked, Brazilian-Irish run café and tapas bar has been getting great reviews from the local Dublin 8 populace, earning plaudits for its plentiful breakfast and brunch offerings, as well as great soups, toasties and tapas dishes.
We’ve been salivating over their Strawberry Nutella Pancake, so simple yet so utterly divine. Bevvies include Mimosas and specialty coffees by Two Fifty Square, making the short trek to Fumbally Lane more than worth your while.
Pet friendly too.
The family behind popular Brunch spot Alma have been busy dishing up coffee, breakfast and lunch with an Argentinan twist since first landing on these shores almost four years ago.
Their delicious Smokey West Corkey pancakes offer a savoury twist on a classic, in a move that sees beautiful buttermilk pancakes paired with West Cork Smoked Salmon, Creamed Goat’s Cheese, two Free Range Poached Eggs, Fennel and Radish, alongside Pickled Beets with a Mustard Seed, Dill and Agave Syrup Reduction.
A substantial dish, it consistently proves to be a big hit with regulars, and it’s not hard to see why they keep heading back to the South Circular Road for more.
Over on Baggot Street Eathos has made an art of serving up some deliciously fancy-pants Buckwheat pancakes with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream, Strawberry, Mango Honeycomb, and gorgeous Almond Butter. Lush!
The Bath Pub in Dublin
Who doesn’t love a plate packed with tasty Ricotta Pancakes, served with Fruit Compote, Greek Yoghurt and Warming Maple Syrup?
Eat your fill ahead of taking in your match of choice on the sidelines of the local stadium. COYBIG!
And for the day that’s in it, they’re offering complimentary pancakes to everyone.