Sometimes all you want is damn pancakes and not many cafes around G-town actually do them… unless you’re 12 and under now that there are so many places jumping on the waffle band wagon.
This is why I’ve gone on a bear hunt and found 10 kick-ass places to get THE BEST pancakes and hotcakes for when you need to crush your breakfast cake cravings! Enjoy!
The Village Door
My ultimate FAVE place to get pancakes. Although they aren’t your regular sized ones, these little Dutch pancakes (or poffertjes) are basically little balls of battery heaven, and I can never get enough!
Where: 156 Pakington Street, Geelong West
If you are a lover of all things snickers, then these are the hotcakes for you! Complete with nougat ice cream, peanut praline, chocolate sauce, and a generous (but always wanting more) amount of caramel sauce – get in my belly!
Where: 330 Pakington Street, Newtown
Hotcakes with poached pear, berries AND honeycomb, need I say more? If you think this sounds amazing (which it does), rumour has it, you can ask for a layer of Nutella in-between your hotcakes.. you had me at Nutella..
Where: Upstairs Westfield, Geelong
King of The Castle
KOTC never fails to hit the cravings, especially now with their ricotta hotcakes, complete with passionfruit, chocolate mousse, house-made honey comb and fresh raspberries – I couldn’t eat mine quick enough.
Where: 24 Pakington Street, Geelong West
The always trusty 63 Degrees has your back, with Orange and Vanilla Hotcakes, with rose water and coconut granola, fresh fruit, a white chocolate ganache (insane drooling) and candied orange and passionfruit… what more could you want?
Where: 140 Pakington Street, Geelong West
If you want your pancakes with a view, the newly renovated Sailors Rest is the way to go. Here you have golden pancakes, with your choice of three different topping options – I’m not sure if it’s frowned upon if I get one of each though…
Where: 3 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Now these aren’t your average pancakes. I’m talking GIANT pancakes drizzled with chocolate sauce, fresh berries and bananas and topped off with ice cream. This is every sweet tooth’s dream.
Where: 1/342 Pakington Street, Newtown /-/ 101 Unity Drive, Mt Duneed /-/ 1 Malop Street, Geelong.
Fresh off their new menu are these to die for Dark Chocolate Pancakes, with Nutella cream, blueberries, orange segments and crème fraiche. Need. ASAP.
Where: 60 Hitchcock Ave, Barwon Heads
Bear and Scoobs
What do you get when you cross one of the best desserts ever with pancakes? You get STICKY DATE PANCAKES – a stack of three sticky date pancakes, topped with ice cream and then smothered in sticky date sauce (yes, this means lots of butterscotch).
Where: 18 Thompson Road, North Geelong
This ever-changing pancake menu is one to watch, as the pancake toppings made available are changed regularly, and they get better every time! The current pancake of the month is topped with strawberries, banana, ice cream, passionfruit coulis AND fairy floss – its sure to get you running around all day on a sugar high.
Where: Leopold Gateway Plaza, Leopold
Whatever your pancake passion, Geelong’s breakfast game is strong – batter up.
Written by Chloe Cicero