Try some flipping good pancakes this Pancake Day!
Lockdown or not, Pancake Day is on its way and it’s not going to stop us from eating our weight in pancakes. Luckily, despite restaurants being closed for dine-in, you can enjoy a stack or two of pancakes from some of these Birmingham cafés and restaurants either delivered to your door or via click and collect. Whether you’re after fluffy, American-style pancakes or thin, crispy-edged crêpes, this pancake round-up has them all.
1. Boston Tea Party
Brunch might not be the same right now but Boston Tea Party is still here to bring you your brunch fix of pancakes. Their Harbourne branch remains open for deliveries and takeaway during lockdown for you to enjoy a stack. Choose from American pancakes with either smoked bacon, maple syrup and maple butter or blueberry compote and Greek yoghurt. Boston Tea Party also recently revealed their pancake recipe on Instagram, so you can recreate the luxury breakfast staple for yourself. Lockdown can take us away from brunch, but it can’t take the brunch out of us. Order your Boston Tea Party pancakes here.
2. Stickie Fingers
Down in Digbeth is 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 both fluffy American and crêpes so if you can’t decide which ones you want, order both. There are an array of toppings to choose from, including sweet and savoury options so can always have them as your main course and dessert this Pancake Day. We’ve got our eye on their Jaffa cake stuffed American style pancakes, their golden pancakes (turmeric pancakes with ginger-butter cooked banana, topped with coconut milk and black pepper), as well as their grilled halloumi crêpe. Order your pancakes here.
3. De Maines
Gorgeously-filled galettes are all the rage in the 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 are more in favour of savoury fillings rather than sweet. De Maines’ galettes are available for takeaway and orders are placed at their café.
4. Cherry Reds
Cherry Reds is bringing us their decadent dish just in time for Pancake Day. Decide whether you want three, six or nine thick, fluffy pancakes to devour as well as select from a range of toppings including egg and bacon, lemon and sugar, banana Biscoff or chocolate Oreo. Plus, in true Cherry Reds style you can make it boozy by choosing from their drinks bundles which feature beer, cocktails, fizz or smoothies that you can add to pancakes order. Simply send an email to Cherry Reds to place your order and if you spend over £15 (which can be done) you’ll receive free delivery.
5. Crêpe Affaire
Crêpe Affaire have jumped on the DIY kit hype this year and you can create your very own pancakes this Pancake Day. You can choose whether to make Crêpe Affaire’s pancakes from scratch using their pancake mix (they also have gluten-free and vegan mixes) or have their crêpes come to you and simply decorate and fill them with whatever ingredients you desire. If you’re wanting to make the real deal, you can even order one of their special crêpe pans. Each pancake DIY kit includes Nutella, strawberry and toffee sauces, as well as sprinkles, marshmallows and Oreo pieces. Their pancakes are also available for delivery in Birmingham and ready to eat via Deliveroo and UberEats.
[Featured Image: Cherry Reds and Stickie Fingers]