8 places for perfect pancakes in DublinTown
It’s that time of the year again – Pancake Tuesday is almost here!
We are all guilty of going a little crepe crazy when Pancake Tuesday appears on the calendar, but there’s no reason not to enjoy this tasty treat all year round. Here’s some of our favourite of places to get our pancake fix in Dublin.
With locations popping up all over the city, Gino’s is fast becoming one of the most popular sources of crepes in Dublin. Stop into one of their busy city centre bases for a spot of people watching while you enjoy a delicious crepe alongside a scoop of Gino’s signature gelato. This year, Gino’s Gelato will be celebrating Pancake Tuesday by giving away FREE crêpes to customers between 9am-12pm! The free crêpes will be available in all stores offering a crêpe service. Arrive early to avoid disappointment!
Located on South William Street and Dawson Street, Lemon has been providing the public with pancakes since 1999. Offering a wide selection of both savoury and sweet crepes, there’s something here to satisfy all palates. Why not go for the good ol’ traditional lemon, sugar and butter combo. It’s a classic for good reason!
Pancakes are nothing without some dressing. Taste Café, located on South William Street, knows this and it offers a condiment box with each of its servings of pancakes. The box contains maple syrup, Nutella, salted caramel and lemon curd. For an extra euro you can throw in some bacon and really get the pancake party started.
Póg on Bachelor’s Walk offers everything form frozen yogurt to salads. It also does a stellar pancake, but not just any pancake, a protein pancake. Get all the joy of indulging in pancakes, but with less of the carb guzzling guilt that comes with regular pancake consumption.
If you’re looking for a pancake experience that is a little different from the norm, why not visit Brother Hubbard on Capel Street. Their Moroccan-style semolina pancakes with goldenpoached pears, freeze-dried raspberries, chestnut & roast white chocolate creme, topped with chocolate soil and pear caramel offer a delicious alternative to lemon and sugar.
Balfes is all-day dining brasserie and uptown bar located on Balfe Street, where Grafton Street and the Creative Quarter meet. Covering all bases, Balfes’ have their own signature gluten free, oat pancakes for healthy eaters, as well as their protein pancakes for any gym bunnies, alongside more traditional fare.
The Metro Café located on South William Street offers both savoury and sweet options. If you want to really set yourself up for the day might I suggest the savoury option, also known as ‘The Metro Special?’ It offers fluffy pancakes with scrambled eggs and crispy bacon served with maple syrup and relish. It’s fluffy, crispy, eggy heaven on a plate!
Marks and Spencers is always good for some delicious and convenient food, and you can always count on it come P Day (that’s right I abbreviated) for some store made, take home pancakes. Pop in, pick some up, bring them home and tell everyone at home you made them.
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