Errrmegggerd Pancake season is HERE. Shrove Tuesday is peeking round the corner and we couldn't be more flippin' excited. Everyone knows breakfast foods are the best kind of foods, especially when they're made with those three magic little ingredients. Who knew milk, flour and eggs could make us so unbelievably happy? 

Because you deserve to brunch like a champ, here's where to get stacked in Brighton. 

You've heard of Pancake Day, but have you heard of Panquake Day? Starfish & Coffee have coined the phrase in celebration of their epic and elaborate pancake concoctions; potentially the biggest, most extravagant, and most delectable available in Brighton. We think it's a worthy title for these heavenly creations! 

A laid-back espresso bar hidden in Brighton's Lanes also just happen to serve up some of the most divine pancakes in town. The menu changes regularly but some of the most recent conceptions include rhubarb, custard and pecan, and apple crumble with cashew sour cream. 

Serving a match made in heaven - American Style pancakes and great coffee, these two lads have nailed their MO. Inspired by the cafes in Amsterdam (not those ones) who serve the same, they ditched their career paths and now dedicate themselves to serving the Brighton public with thick, fluffy pancakes.

Topped with anything from classic flavours, such as blueberry and maple syrup, or something new, such as their banoffee pie special you would be mad to not flock to their hatch and get your fill of fresh made pancakes.

Crazy instagrammable with a large helping of retro chic is where you'll find Nowhere Man nestling somewhere between. These pancake connoisseur's dishes are raved about amongst the foodies in Brighton. Banana & Walnut, Blueberry and Smoked Bacon & Maple are just some of the mouth watering choices you'll find on their decadent menu. Vegan and Gluten free alternatives are available too. 

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Six are practically insta-famous for their epic brunch offerings. But the pancakes are really their pièce de résistance when it comes to edible art. Choose from Nutella and banana, berry and banana or bacon and maple syrup. Plus all the pancakes are gluten free, plant-based and organic. 

Dayum these pancakes look hella fine. Wriggle on over to Moksha Caffe for a large stack of fluffy goodness. Choose from Blueberry & Maple or Banana & Toffee American style pancakes, wash it down with a Teapig matcha latte for added wholesome feels. 

This suave little number over on Ship Street is serving up some of the finest pancakes in town. This Smoked Back Bacon & Canadian Maple Syrup trio has your name all over it, or if you're feeling something a little healthier opt for the Greek Yogurt, Berry Compote, Honey & Seeds stack. Or if you fancy something different altogether, a Wriggle favourite is the Coho French Toast - Blueberries, Smoked Back Bacon, Banana & Maple Mascarpone. *Dribble.  

Head a little further down Ship Street and you'll find specialist Coffee Roasters, Trading Post Coffee. These guys know how to break out the big guns when it comes to their pancake game. Choose from smoked Back Bacon, Blueberries, Crumbled Pecan & Maple Syrup; Caramelized Apple Slices, Blueberries & Salted Caramel or Cherry Bakewell - Greek Yogurt, Cherry Compote, Almond Syrup & Toasted Almond Flakes. 

Opposite St Peters you’ll find a real cool little joint called The Longhouse Cafe. It’s 100% plant-based and has oodles of tasty menu options and a whole heap of charm. Sparse white walls paired with colourful artwork, a ceiling canopy of beautiful foliage from local indoor plant shop, Spiderplant and vibrant miss-matched furniture make it an Instagrammer's dream. If you haven’t been yet, we’d recommend the ‘Notella’ pancakes on your first visit, we can guarantee you’ll be back for more.

The original Curry Leaf Cafe is located in the heart of Brighton's bustling Lanes, just a couple of minutes' walk from the beach. Its colourful, laid-back 75-seat dining space – decked out with exposed brick walls, wooden tables and vintage Indian design touches. The paper thin Masala Dosa pancakes are the perfect savoury snack. 

A trip across America introduced the soon-to-be owners of The New Club to the best of US diner culture, where ordinary, honest food using top quality ingredients - made from scratch with care - became a call to action.

Choose from yummy combo’s such as Vanilla Chantilly cream & berry compote, Caramelised banana & hazelnut crumb and Smoked salmon with seaweed pea puree & dill cream cheese. 

Published -15th November 2019