Pancake Day falls on February 21 this year and we’re already planning to eat our weight in pancakes. Everyone should have a flippin’ good Pancake Day by enjoying a stack or two of pancakes from some of these Birmingham cafés and restaurants serving everything from American-style to thin, crispy-edged crêpes.
Of course, if you’re only eating pancakes on this wonderful day, then we have to say: You’ve been missing out on one of the best all-year-round breakfasts. Pancakes should be for life, not just Pancake Day. So check out the very best pancakes in Birmingham.
1. Boston Tea Party
Brunch is well and truly back and Boston Tea Party is here to bring you your brunch fix of pancakes. Enjoy a stack at one of their three Birmingham branches and choose from American pancakes with either smoked bacon, maple syrup and maple butter or blueberry compote and Greek yoghurt. Boston Tea Party also offers delivery, so you can tuck into the luxury breakfast staple in the comfort of your own home.
Boston Tea Party, 190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD
30 Harborne Road, B15 3AA
The School Yard, 106 High Street, Harborne, B17 9NJ
2. Stickie Fingers
Down in Bournville, you’ll find Stickie Fingers, which is the perfect place for all your dessert needs. From milkshakes and ice cream to doughnuts and pancakes, you can most definitely get your sweet fix. Stickie Fingers offer fluffy American pancakes with an array of toppings to choose from, so can always have them as your main course and dessert this Pancake Day.
We’ve got our eye on their Jammy Dodger stuffed American-style pancakes, their nutty banana pancakes (peanut butter-covered pancakes topped with banana), as well as their Black Forest pancakes – chocolate pancakes covered with hot cherries.
Stickie Fingers, 245 Mary Vale Road, Bournville, B30 1PN
3. De Maines
Gorgeously-filled galettes are all the rage in France, especially on the west coast of the country, and it seems they are a winner at De Maines in Moseley too. This little Birmingham café is offering these pancakes with exciting fillings such as black pudding, onion, egg and fresh tomato, as well as the classic Brittany galette of ham, cheese and egg.
De Maines galettes are a great solution for those looking to enjoy Pancake Day with a twist. And if you are more in favour of savoury fillings rather than sweet. Plus, it’s the perfect option for those following a gluten-free diet.
De Maines of Moseley, 31 Saint Mary’s Row, Moseley, B13 8HW
4. Cherry Reds
Cherry Reds is bringing us this decadent dish just in time for Pancake Day. Keep it simple with a triple stack of homemade American pancakes, served with a jug of maple syrup for a reasonable price of £6. But who are we kidding? You’re going to want to go the extra on Pancake Day!
To go savoury, add scrambled eggs and bacon rashers for £9 or go for an Asian twist with battered chicken strips, Korean BBQ sauce, kimchi, lemongrass mayo, sesame and spring onion for £12. With plenty more options too, including vegan. While those after something sweeter can choose between blueberry cheesecake, banana hot chocolate fudge, and mulled poached pear and blackberries.
Cherry Reds, 88-92 John Bright Street, B1 1BN
5. Ju Ju’s
If the possibility of devouring a stack of pancakes isn’t enough motivation to get out for a bite to eat then luckily Ju Ju’s offers a lovely canalside location. Soak up the sun (if it decides to come out) and soak up that maple syrup with fluffy American pancakes at this Birmingham café. Select from banana and salted caramel, homemade berry compote or crispy bacon and syrup and be sure to wash it all down with one of Ju Ju’s boozy brunch cocktails like a Brummie Mary or Chocolate Flat White Martini.
Ju Ju’s, Watermarque, Canal Square, 100 Browning Street, B16 8EH
6. Cosy Club
This Pancake Day, Cosy Club at both Bennetts Hill and Brindleyplace has created a limited-edition menu full of perfect stacks. From February 18 to 21, enjoy a tower of up to nine pancakes for Cosy Club’s signature Black Forest Gateaux Stack; topped with chocolate brownie, raspberries, cherry syrup, and whipped cream. While visitors can also mix and match a whopping 15 toppings, including bananas, white chocolate bark, and salted caramel sauce to make their own.
If you can’t make it down for Pancake Day, don’t stress. Cosy Club serves up huge stacks all year round. With a choice between buttermilk pancakes topped with smoked streaky bacon, blueberries and maple, or berries, banana and Greek yoghurt.
Unit 9F, The Water’s Edge, Eleven Brindley Place, Birmingham B1 2HL
33 Bennetts Hill, Birmingham B2 5SN
These fluffy and vegan American-style pancakes from one of our favourite cafes in Birmingham are simply divine. At both Urban cafes, add either just maple syrup, biscoff and biscuit, Nutella and chopped nuts, scrambled eggs and bacon. While you’re here, why not maximise your enjoyment? Turn this pancake feast into a bottomless brunch for £34.95.
Colmore Business District, 30 Church Street, Birmingham B3 2NP
The Big Peg, Warstone Lane, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham B18 6NF
8. Jam Jar Desserts
We’ve dedicated a lot of time to American-style pancakes, but thin and crispy crêpes in Birmingham deserve as much attention. It’s the style many of us grew up with and simply tastes like nostalgia. This dessert shop, Jam Jar Desserts, serves the sweetest pancakes around. There are lots of flavours to try too, from strawberry to banana to chocolate, all with a large scoop of ice cream and plenty of whipped cream. You’ll be sure to return long after Pancake Day.
418 Coventry Rd, Small Heath, Birmingham B10 0UF
9. Xing Fu Tang
Probably the best bubble tea shop in Birmingham, Xing Fu Tang also serves super fluffy souffle pancakes on the side. It might not be your first thought on Pancake Day, but you’ll never look back once you try. There’s nothing fluffier in all of Brum. There are traditional pudding flavours like tiramisu and crème brûlée, as well as Asian-style boba-topped milk tea souffle pancakes.
Unit 7 Inge St, Birmingham B5 4AR