A day that starts with pancakes is always going to be a good one. Fact.
Pancakes make an indulgent breakfast, a hearty lunch or a satisfying dinner and at Where The Pancakes Are, theirs are simple, honest deliciousness, made with quality ingredients, and available gluten-free, dairy-free or totally vegan.
Since permanently opening it's doors in Flat Iron Square a year ago, we've been desperate to pay Where The Pancakes Are a visit; it's safe to say that we weren't disappointed. Serving a selection of savoury and sweet Dutch-style pancakes made using rich buttermilk (or soy milk if preferred) each dish is made fresh to order and topped with a host of mouth-watering ingredient combinations.
It was tough trying to decide which of the 15 dishes to order (we're already planning our next trip to try the others) but with a little guidance from the staff, we eventually settled on: 1000 BABY GREENS (made with baby salad leaves, cumin, spring onions and green chilli with a salty coriander butter), ROYAL SMOKED SALMON (salmon, asparagus, poached eggs and hollandaise with tarragon) and the best-selling HUMMINGBIRD (cinnamon poached pineapple, pomegranate, whipped cream, lime syrup and toasted almonds).
Based in an old railway arch, the restaurant is stylishly fitted with pale wood cladding and soft pink tiles; the exposed iron roof gives the whole place a chilled, enjoyable ambience that reminds us of our favourite brunch spot in New York - Dimes. You can't book at weekend's so arrive early and get ahead of the queue or get there a bit later to skip it.
ADDRESS: 85a Southwark Bridge Rd, London SE1 0NQ
OPENING HOURS: Mon - Fri (8am to 4pm) & Sat - Sun (9am - 5pm)
COST: mains from £5.50 - £12.50