Pancake Day is imminent and we plan to eat as many pancakes as we can. Have a flippin’ good Pancake Day by enjoying a stack or two of pancakes from some of these Glasgow cafés and restaurants serving everything from American-style to fluffy soufflé pancakes.
Stack and Still is the city’s biggest pancake house and it offers up to 12 million different menu combinations – available at all four locations across Glasgow. Go savoury by choosing the likes of 10-hour shredded BBQ brisket, a fried egg or crispy onion rings or opt for sweet with toppings like flamed peaches, Toffee Crisp, Biscoff spread or lemon curd. Plus, if you fancy rustling some pancakes up from home Stack and Still offers a range of pancake mixes to choose from (including a gingerbread flavour, plus vegan and gluten-free options) which contain the ingredients to make approximately 20 large pancakes. Simply follow the instructions on the pack and then all you need is to add your favourite toppings to your stack.
Stack and Still, 100-108 West George Street, G2 1PJ
30 Provan Walk, The Fort Shopping Centre, G43 9DL
The Winter Garden, Silverburn Shopping Centre, Barrhead Road, G53 6AG
Braehead Shopping Centre, Unit 1C, King’s Inch Road, G51 4BP
The NYC-inspired diner, Tribeca, is of course here to serve beautifully soft pancakes this Pancake Day to those in Glasgow. You can order their Brooklyn Breakfast of two buttermilk pancakes, back bacon, pork sausages, hash browns and two fried eggs for the ultimate Pancake Day treat or there is their classic buttermilk pancake stack with lashings of their Canadian maple syrup (which we need on tap) or pick from their tasty toppings. Tribeca is serving pancakes topped with extras like homemade butterscotch sauce, caramelised banana, white chocolate sauce, candied nuts or maple butter, to name a few. You can also order their buttermilk pancake sticks for a delicious finger food alternative that can also be served with multiple toppings including ice cream. For added decadence, wash those pancakes down with one of their blizzard milkshakes with flavours such as Biscoff, peanut butter and jelly or Bourbon brownie.
Tribeca, 102 Dumbarton Road, G11 6NX
3. Kcal Kitchen
Kcal Kitchen serves up delicious, fluffy protein-packed pancakes and offer both sweet and savoury options. Choose from the likes of the Nutella Monster (banana, blueberries, hazelnuts, light Nutella sauce and dark chocolate shavings) to The Mexican (chorizo, avocado with an egg sunny side up). Plant-based eaters can rejoice as this Glasgow restaurant offers vegan pancakes to tuck into at home, which are topped with mixed berries, banana, granola and maple syrup. And for an ultra protein boost this Pancake Day, there’s their Muscle Pancake Stack – crispy bacon, egg sunny side up, Stornoway black pudding and organic maple syrup stacked on protein pancakes. Plus, Kcal Kitchen is offering 50% off pancakes on February 21 for that extra excitement around eating pancakes!
Kcal Kitchen, 130 West Regent Street, G2 2RQ
4. The Brunch Club
Brunch is back on and The Brunch Club is of course bringing you your brunch fix of pancakes. The café on Old Dumbarton Road is a great spot to enjoy a stack, where you can choose from American pancakes with either bacon and Canadian maple syrup, or Nutella, fruit and homemade granola. Plus, you can even order some tasty brunch cocktails like a pornstar martini or Aperol spritz to go with that stack of yours.
The Brunch Club, 67 Old Dumbarton Road, G3 8RF
5. KoKo House
If you’re after the lightest, fluffiest pancakes in Glasgow, we’ve found them. KoKo House in Hillhead serves unbelievable Japanese soufflé pancakes which are so light and airy, you may even think you’re biting into a cloud. You an choose from their classic freshly whipped cream cheese sauce with fresh fruit, a black forest flavour which features, chocolate sauce, cream cheese sauce, chocolate blossoms and Oreos. They also have some specials to look out for including a Biscoff or matcha sauce to top those sensational soufflé pancakes with.
Koko House, 175 Great George Street, G12 8AQ
6. Café Strange Brew
Voted by the people of Shawlands in 2020 as one of the best brunch spots, we just had to include Cafe Strange Brew. The café in south Glasgow’s recently served previously a pancake special of rhubarb and custard pancakes topped with poached rhubarb, blood orange, brown butter oats, white chocolate mascarpone and custard panna cotta. As hard as it is to choose from their pancake selection, their menu features stacks such as lemon and blueberry cheesecake pancakes topped with lemon curd, blueberry compote, cream cheese and a biscuit crumb, as well as a vegan pancake option of salted caramel, toasted coconut, banana, whipped cream and peanut brittle. Told you it was a hard choice!
Cafe Strange Brew, 1082 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3XA
7. Vivi & Co
Vivi & Co is a true gem in Bearsden, offering personalised coffees, beautiful décor and, of course, pancakes. The spot is a local family business that focuses on not only bringing the best produce for its customers, but also use as many local businesses as possible as their suppliers. For the perfect instagramable stack of pancakes, opt for the Pink Raspberry pancakes that are, indeed, pink: the sweet treat comes with freeze dried raspberries, white chocolate, a pink wafer, fresh raspberries and pink candy floss. Guests can also choose exciting flavours such as the Biscoff Split, Blueberry Crunch or Toffee Popcorn.
108 Drymen Rd, Bearsden, G61 3RA
8. E-Street Café
E-Street Café has been praised for their reasonable prices and sensational pancakes. Located in the Southside of Glasgow, the café has been hailed as ‘the best brunch‘ in the area by reviewers on TripAdvisor. We’d recommend to book in advance as it fills up pretty quickly, as the food is not the only great aspect about this spot: it’s also Bruce Springsteen themed. While there isn’t as much to choose from pancake-wise, the Hot Cake stack has even been praised as the ‘best brunch in the UK’ by one reviewer on Google. So, I guess you’ll just have to go see for yourself.
421 Clarkston Rd, Muirend, G44 3LL