Errrmegggerd Pancake season is HERE. Shrove Tuesday is peeking round the corner and we couldn't be more flippin' excited. Everyone knows breakfast and brunch 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 Bristol this Pancake Day. 

This utterly unique cafe-come-launderette is one of our fave places to enjoy a leisurely brunch – even if you don't need to freshen up your threads, it’s still well worth a trip.

Their pancake brunches are spectacular: expect mounds of pancakes dripping in maple syrup with bacon or blueberries and a big cafetière full of steaming hot coffee. After a short time sitting amidst the tinkling of coffee cups and washing machine white-noise, you’ll really appreciate the creative interior of this hub of inclusivity and community.

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Talk about a Bristol institution. Rocotillos has stood at the top of Clifton Triangle for 24 years, run by the same family – an American-style diner that was the first to do Southern-style 'dirty food' in Bristol and still does it best. The eccentric decor and addictive breakfast pancakes have made it a hit with generations of families who regularly visit – with a choice of moreish sweet or savoury options, there's something to suit all tastes.

Feeling adventurous? Challenge yourself to take on the Ultimate Pancake feast – a double stack of six American pancakes served u with ice cream, cream, chocolate sauce and maple syrup – nawty.

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Is this the smallest coffee spot in Bristol? Tucked away on the beautiful Princes Bridge, the Crêpe & Coffee Cabin is a wonderfully cosy, perfectly petite little spot to grab a pick me up. If the sun is shining, settle into one of the outdoor chairs and watch the hustle and bustle of the world outside – from birds dipping into the river to the coming and going of boats, along with a healthy dose of people watching – this is one of our very favourite places to enjoy a few minutes to ourselves.

Crêpe wise, we're talking fat, fully filler, and utterly delicious beauties – you can't beat the classic Nutella and banana.

Read more about The Crêpe & Coffee Cabin (Harbourside)

Give your Pancake Day a Japanese twist this year, with a visit to Tsukemono, who've popped up at The Bristol Spirit, bringing their unique twist on stunningly contemporary Japanese street food to the BS5 district. Order an okonomyaki: a savoury cabbage pancake topped with homemade kimchi and cheese, okonomi sauce, Japanese mayo, bonito flakes an ao-nori.

Pleasurable on the palette, soothing on the soul and inspired by extensive stints of misty-eyed journeying across the length and breadth of Japan (where owners Iris and Adam fell immidately in love with the region's culinary culture), Tsukemono serve up an appetising fusion of the orient's favourite dishes, in a properly pub-friendly manner.

Read more about Tsukemono @ Bristol Spirit (Redfield)

Head over to Quay Street Diner asap to indulge in one of their glorious stacked pancakes dishes. We're talking delicate, fluffy pancakes that gently melt in your mouth, topped with a burst of flavour from the maple syrup and the blueberries... Yes, we're getting hungry already! For the meat-eaters out there you can opt for some deliciously crispy bacon and maple syrup, a classic that never fails to satisfy our hungry tummies! Fancy something more on the healthier side? Go for the fresh fruit, yoghurt and maple syrup option, this beauty will surely not disappoint! Is there such a thing as disappointing pancakes actually? We're pretty sure not, especially when cooked by the skilled chefs of Quay Street Diner.

Read more about Quay Street Diner (City Centre)

Got a sweet tooth? You're going to love Coco's, then. Based over on the bustling Stapleton Road in Easton, these guys are purveyors of the finest desserts and sugar fixes in the city. Whatever your craving, the Coco's team are definitely going to be able to satisfy it.

We can't get enough of their decadently loaded, extravagantly sweet crêpes – best enjoyed with an unctuous, thick 'n' creamy milkshake for maximum indulgence.

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A trusted and highly praised cafe taking Bristol by storm, Spicer + Cole are serving consistently great coffee, freshly prepared seasonal food and delicious cake creations. Whichever of their glorious venues you visit, it’s hard to walk past without following the alluring scent of artisan coffee into their welcoming walls and once you've spotted the counter, there’s little chance you’ll be leaving empty handed.

On the pancakes front, you can look forward to buttermilk beauties, piled high with either blueberries, greek yoghurt and maple syrup, or if you've got a savoury tooth you can enjoy yours topped off with crispy bacon and maple syrup.

Read more about Spicer + Cole (Gloucester Road, Clifton Village, City Centre & Finzels Reach)

A tucked away Bristol gem, the Primrose Cafe is nestled into a bustling cul-de-sac right in the heart of Clifton Village, over on the beautiful Boyces Avenue. Always packed full of smiling faces clinking their cutlery and crockery, Primrose Cafe remains one of Bristol's best loved spots for brekkie, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Technically speaking, this is more of a waffle than a pancake, but these gorgeous little things are just so darn good, we had to include them. Loaded up with a choice of fruity compote, yoghurt and maple syrup, bananas and silky smooth hot chocolate sauce, or the savoury classic, bacon and maple syrup – try these bad boys and you'll see why we included them in this round-up.

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Over at Boston Tea Party (there's a choice of venues depending where in Bristol you need your injection of deliciousness), the pancake fix is a properly satisfying one: expect thick, fluffy Scotch pancakes made with creamy ricotta and a lemony zing, adorned with deeply savoury smoked bacon and lashing of maple syrup, or if you want something a tiny bit less decadent, plump for blueberry compote and Greek yoghurt.

Read more about Boston Tea Party (Various Locations)

Ceres cemented their place in the hearts and minds of Bristolians with their absolutely awe-inspiring brunch menu. Quite possibly one of Team Wriggle's all-time-fave places to eat, Ceres are set smack in the heart of Stokes Croft's main strip, where they dish up plateful after plateful of joyful, mouthwatering food.

At Ceres, pancakes aren't just for Shrove Tuesday: they're for life. Want to know what to expect? You'll need to order the 'Hawk & Hunter' brunch – a beautiful stack of t-h-i-c-k pancakes, topped off with regularly changing, deliciously seasonal toppings. We recently lost our proverbial marbles when we tucked into a plateful of whoppers piled p with blueberry compote, whopped orange cream, anzac biscuit crumb and blueberry syrup – DIVINE.

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Published -4th March 2019