Craving something sweet that only something drizzled in syrup will fix? Time to make a date with your girls for pancake stacks! Here are eight local brunch spots that will satisfy your sweet tooth.
1. Salvation Cafe, Milpark, Johannesburg
Located in the trendy 44 STANLEY complex, Salvation Cafe is a chill, contemporary spot that’s perfect for catching up over coffee and getting your pancake fix.
Don’t miss They serve traditional cinnamon flapjacks as well as a Caribbean variety, which comes with fresh fruit and yoghurt for a healthier take on this decadent dish.
Click here to book a table.
2. Antique Cafe, Morningside, Durban
This quaint and relaxing spot has an outdoor area that lets you soak up the sun and feel the breeze while you chat and chow down with your favourites.
Don’t miss Make sure you arrive hungry because their crumpets topped with caramelised banana and drizzled with maple syrup will cure any sugar craving.
Click here to explore their menu.
3. Mulberry & Prince, Cape Town CBD
If you’re looking for a brunch spot that has the goods and looks good on the ‘Gram, the aesthetically-pleasing Mulberry & Prince, with its iconic pink and blue decor, is it!
Don’t miss The buttermilk pancakes with banana, raspberries and salted caramel and warm maple butter is a real crowd-pleaser that you 100% won’t regret ordering.
Click here to book for brunch.
4. Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg
Whether you are after something wholesome or something satisfying, Nice on 4th offers the best of both worlds in a cosy curbside setting, complete with mimosas.
Don’t miss If decadence is what you’re after, the crumpet stack with mascarpone cheese, bacon, strawberries and drizzled with maple syrup is the one!
Click here to reserve a table.
5. JARRYDS Eatery, Sea Point, Cape Town
A favourite with locals and tourists to the Mother City, JARRYDS is a go-to for breakfast and brunch with a wide range of healthy and indulgent dishes.
Don’t miss If you love the taste of sweet, spicy biscuits, make sure you order the Lotus Pancake Stack that comes smeared with the popular Lotus Biscoff spread.
Click here for their mouth-watering menu.
6. The Ocean Terrace, Umhlanga, Durban
Located inside the famed Oyster Box Hotel, The Ocean Terrace is an award-winning restaurant that offers gorgeous sea views (and the cool breeze to match)!
Don’t miss Book for breakfast and enjoy unlimited access to their pancake station, complete with all the trimmings necessary for the perfect custom stack.
Click here to make a reservation.
7. The Fat Zebra, Linden, Johannesburg
This small neighbourhood spot has become a popular local institution, serving up quality eats in a vibey atmosphere. Book ahead to make sure you secure a seat.
Don’t miss Forget a stack, this establishment serves a crumpet *mountain* which comes stacked with bacon, crème fraîche, fruit and finished off with nuts and syrup.
Click here to book for brunch.
8. Swan Café, Zonnebloem, Cape Town
Want to eat your pancakes the way the French do? Make a date at Swan Café, the interior of which is as Instagrammable as the food is delicious.
Don’t miss Sweet or savoury and whatever your favourite flavour, you can order your authentic-style crêpes with any one of their delicious fillings.
Click here to see the full menu.