Shrove Tuesday has been and gone but that doesn’t mean you need to wait another year before guiltlessly ordering a stack of pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
We’ve scoured Glasgow and Edinburgh in the search for the best brunch options in both cities and have found a handful serving pancakes and all the other brunch staples that are guaranteed to shake up your taste buds. However don’t just take our word for it, make it your mission to try each option – your waistline won’t thank you, but your tastebuds certainly will.
TriBeCa – Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
An undoubted king of brunches both here and over the pond, who else could it be? TriBeCa has more than earned the right to make an appearance for great brunches and pancakes. This Bar N Grill serve up a whole host of New York themed dishes such as the Manhattan Grand Slam. There’s also the Brooklyn Breakfast which will fill you up to the brim. However, if you’re not fully satisfied with just having brunch, though, then no need to worry. TriBeCa is a great believer in the “bigger is better” mantra: huge portions of pancakes will have you putting another notch in your belt and will make you wish pancake day was an all year round event.
The Haven – Anchorfield, Edinburgh
Not only has this little cafe in Edinburgh made its mark with an amazing breakfast menu but The Haven also provides something unique in Scotland: a pancake eating challenge. Once a year you can see if you can top the table by eating six pancakes in the quickest time possible. If you’re not feeling up to it though then you can always take your time and savour the delicious taste!
Cafezique – Partick, Glasgow
Opening up beside Delizique, Cafezique is well renown for having what many call the best breakfast in Glasgow. With a breakfast menu lasting till 5pm, Cafezique have already won the hearts of those who love their sleep. As you’d expect, they’ve done the same with those who enjoy their food as well! Producing what is simply titled the big breakfast, Cafezique deliver enormous portions of some of your favourite foods and what’s even better is the veggie option which means regardless of your diet, you have no excuse to experience one of the best dining experiences the West End has to offer.
Bill’s Restaurant – West Nile Street, Glasgow
Smack bang in the middle of the city, if you recognise Bill’s Restaurant it’s probably for its tantalising main courses. What you might not know is that some of the best pancakes Scotland is offering are hidden here. Don’t believe us? Just tuck into one of their blueberry and buttermilk pancakes along with a generous serving of syrup and fruit then you’ll be singing Bill’s praises just like everyone else. What’s even better is that Bill’s is open morning, noon and night, meaning there’s no need to wake up bright and early for these tastes of heaven.
Hellers Kitchen – Salisbury Place, Edinburgh
You didn’t just spot a mistake, there is a place that has a similar name to the culinary show. Thankfully though, Hellers Kitchen is far more welcoming and relaxing than the Gordon Ramsey led show. Warm and friendly, the atmosphere is only matched by the soft and fluffy pancakes the cafe is providing. You can even have that with a delicious helping of fruit as well. Well worth the venture.
Picnic Cafe – Ingram Street, Glasgow
Picnic Cafe prides itself on its plant based menu with zero of their menu items containing meat, fish, dairy products or eggs. This doesn’t mean you’ll just be eating a bowl full of lettuce though! Picnic features some of the best food you’ll find in the city centre such as 100% vegan full Scottish breakfast as well as their signature spicy bean wrap that’ll have you salivating just looking at: who said eating well couldn’t be fun?