Melbourne has so much to offer to satisfy your craving for a sweet or savoury treat. Make your choice from pancakes, soufflés, crepes and hotcakes.
Soufflé pancakes and Japanese treats
Keki Milkbar’s soufflé pancakes are slathered in custard cream, yet miraculously light and gluten free. There’s a menu of seven to choose from, with pretty-in-pink raspberry and white chocolate crumble the standout. Pair with refreshing iced sodas, flavoured with passionfruit or citrus.
Spotted the massive line snaking around Melbourne Central? It's all for Kumo Desserts. Join the queue to try Melbourne's fluffiest soufflé pancakes. As light as a cloud, the Japanese pancakes come with toppings like mango, Biscoff and coffee or boba brûlée. Be sure to try the ultra-colourful house-made drinks too. Think lychee and watermelon mocktails, matcha and purple yam lattes.
Prime's Hai Tea Melbourne
Head into Prime's Hai Tea on Swanston street for delicious Japanese treats, dorayakis. Think fluffy, pancake-like filled pockets with your choice of flavoured pudding or ice cream. Flavours include mango, matcha cream cheese, red bean, taro mochi, they can even be filled with boba pearls. Pair your sweet treats with fresh bubble tea.
Choosing isn’t easy at Adozen Adozen in Carlton, with seven signature souffle pancakes on offer. Will it be original, with maple syrup and cream? A savoury cabbage and mayo okonomiyaki? Or tiramisu scattered with honeycomb and caramel?
Want to dine in one of Melbourne's stunning heritage-listed buildings? Head into Higher Ground and try the sensational ricotta hotcakes topped with cream, seasonal berries, and flowers. The three leveled venue is perfect for group dining and catch-ups.
Nestled into the greenery of the Royal Botanic Gardens is The Terrace. The menu is stacked with high quality ingredients and fresh produce. Try the blueberry and ricotta hotcakes topped with whipped cream and seasonal berries. Spot the Punting on the Lake as they cruise by.
Ever wanted to visit an American-style diner? Sink into a cosy booth at Operator Diner for the full experience. Order a stack of delicious buttermilk pancakes topped with maple pecan butter. Or a full stack covered in Nutella and berries. You'll be rolling out the door.
Grab a loaded crepe cone from Federal Coffee under the arches of the GPO. This iconic coffee spot is putting a new spin on the classic Parisian dish, with flavours like crème brûlée, red velvet or Golden Gaytime. Prefer things on the savoury side? Order buckwheat galettes topped with ham, gruyere, mushroom and more.
La Petite Crêperie
Is it a newspaper stand? No, it’s La Petite Crêperie, Melbourne’s tiniest takeaway French kiosk. Sweet and savoury crepes are made on demand, and served with French flair. Keep it simple with sugar and cinnamon, or chock-full of melting Nutella. For a special treat, try an apple and plum crepe, flambéed with brandy. Or the beurre suzette, flambeed with Grand Marnier.
There are crepes, and then there are French buckwheat crepes known as galettes. For the real deal, stop in for a takeaway from Roule Galette. These savoury crepes from Brittany are filled with ham and cheese, or decadent truffle salmon. For a sweet crepe, order banana and strawberry 'la gourmande'.
Millé and B crepe cakes
Fancy a crepe? Why stop at one, when each Millé and B crepe cake has 20. Cookies and cream has paper-thin chocolate crepes, dotted with Oreo chunks. Strawberry milk cake is a match made in heaven, layered with fruit and vanilla cream. The delicious jasmine tea honey millé crêpe cake is back on the menu, but flavours change daily.
Last updated on Thu 22 Feb 2024
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