If you’re looking for your pancake fix in Northern Ireland’s capital, here are our top five places to get pancakes in Belfast on Pancake Day.
Whether you want to celebrate Pancake Day (also known as Shrove Tuesday) or just love pancakes, it’s time to get organised so you know exactly where to go for a delicious stack of the delicious breakfast treat.
Belfast’s cafés offer up a number of great options to suit everyone, from simple buttermilk pancakes with traditional toppings like maple syrup and bacon to more adventurous creations such as a ‘Smores Stack’.
And don’t worry, if you’re working on that summer body and don’t want to ruin your healthy eating, we have even listed a healthy alternative to get your pancake fix this Shrove Tuesday.
If your tummy isn’t already rumbling at the thought of some tasty pancake creations, keep reading to check out our list of the top five places to get pancakes in Belfast on Pancake Day.
5. Tony & Jen’s, Lisburn Road – for the health-conscious pancake lover
Tony & Jen’s is a must-visit for the health-conscious pancake lover. They offer vegan and gluten-free pancakes that don’t skimp on flavour.
The menu changes every month as they introduce a brand new ‘Pancake of the Month’ with previous creations including everything from ‘Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Pie’ to ‘Raspberry Cheesecake Blondie Chunk’ and Rocky Road’. With such indulgent flavours, you’ll forget that they’re actually good for you!
Alongside their delicious pancake options, you can also try an acai bowl, various egg dishes, and a wide range of unconventional coffees and teas.
Address: 727 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 7GU
4. Harlem Cafe, Bedford Street – a funky spot with unique pancake offerings
This funky art-filled café features an eclectic menu, but their pancake selection is a staple and a visitor favourite.
One of their most unique (and popular) offerings is their Red Velvet Pancake Stack, which you can top with banana and Nutella, strawberries and Nutella, fruit and honey, or strawberries and cream.
While the original recipe is not suitable for allergies, the staff are always happy to accommodate certain dietary needs.
Address: 34 Bedford St, Belfast BT2 7FF
3. French Village, Botanic – for pancake toppings galore
This family-run café-deli is a favourite with Belfast locals for their delicious and modern Mediterranean menu.
Opening at 7:30 am means it’s the perfect place to grab your Pancake Day breakfast before heading off to work. Their breakfast, which is served until 2 pm, features buttermilk pancakes that you can top with a range of toppings.
Possible pancake toppings include streaky bacon and maple syrup, raspberry compote and white chocolate ganache or, for the more adventurous, Smores Stack featuring hazelnut chocolate spread, toasted marshmallow, and hazelnut crumb.
Address: 99 Botanic Ave, Belfast BT7 1JN
2. Brew & Bake, Lisburn Road – a new addition to the Belfast pancake scene
A relatively new addition to the Belfast pancake scene is Brew & Bake on the Lisburn Road. This cute café with exposed white brick walls and wood coffee bar is the ultimate Instagrammable location to visit this Pancake Day.
Their brunch, which is served until 3pm, offers Peach Melba Pancakes, which are buttermilk pancakes topped with raspberry jam, brown sugar peaches, fresh cream, and crumble.
If peach pancakes aren’t your thing, you can try the Ice Cream Pancakes, which are topped with local Drayne’s vanilla ice cream, salted caramel and crumble. If you’re feeling super adventurous, you can also add bacon for an extra £2.
Address: 336 Lisburn Rd, Belfast BT9 6GH
1. The National, City Centre – a must-visit for your Pancake Day fix
The recently renovated National Café in Belfast is a must-visit this Pancake Day if you’re looking for your pancake fix in the city centre.
Serving the best of local produce, their brunch menu features homemade pancakes that you can top with banana, almonds and milk chocolate sauce, apple, crumble and custard or fried eggs and crispy bacon with maple syrup.
Address: 62 High St, Belfast BT1 2BE