All flips, no flops! 7 spots for a Norfolk pancake fix
Shrove Tuesday (1st March) is fast approaching, so we've found you the seven best places for a pancake feast across Norfolk - no frying pan required. But remember! Pancakes aren't just for pancake day...
The Old Store, Snettisham
This hip new micro-bakery/cafe/bar, a sister restaurant to the Michelin-plated The Old Bank restaurant nearby, is our new bet for the best pancake hotspot in West Norfolk. Sadly they’re currently shut on Tuesdays, but pancakes aren’t just for Pancake Day…right?!
Order a pancake stack with maple syrup and smoked bacon, or Nutella and bananas – but the real pull here is the fab brunchtime cocktails. The Old Store offers the classics, like Mimosas and Bloody Marys, but we fancy giving the Limoncello and Elderflower Fizz a go. Trying to resist inserting an “absolutely battered” pun here…
Christophe’s Crepes, Norwich
Quite simply THE place to get pancakes in Norfolk, Christophe’s Crepes started life as a wildly popular street Norwich food van – which still has a super popular spot on Davey Place – but they now also have a permanent home on ultra cool St Gregory’s Alley.
Christophe’s do all the classics, obvs, but they also lay on loads of intriguing and oh-so-delicious sounding specials – condensed milk caramel Biscoff crepe cake, anyone? That would be a YES.
The Owl, Holt
The Owl may be a stalwart (established in 1929, it claims to be the oldest tea room in Norfolk), but that does NOT mean it’s looking backwards when it comes to its pancake toppings!
The cafe’s sourdough pancakes come with Biscoff and Oreo crumbles, as well as all the traditional extras. They even offer takeaway pancakes that you can pop in the toaster or microwave at home. Twit twoo!
Camellia Cottage, Sheringham
This Shezza cafe is a cute, flint-walled tea room on the inside and a plant’n’pink filled Insta delight on the inside. A perfect combo, no?
Three American-style pancakes, served with berry compote, crème fraiche and maple syrup, will give you plenty of energy for a few jolly japes along the seafront.
The Bang In, Wells
The Albatros used to be THE place in Wells (if not the entire North Norfolk coast) to get your pancake fix – but while it’s currently M.I.A this cool Wells bistro may well be taking up the crepe-y mantle .
Choose from four lush topping combos for your homemade buttermilk pancakes – bacon and maple syrup, blueberry compote and cream, banana and chocolate or caramelised apple and cream. And if you’re bringing little tummies, kids portions are available. Winning!
This très trendy cafe offers a bit of everything, and all of it’s good stuff – speciality coffee, craft beer and…(drumroll please)…weekend brunch.
For pancakes with a bit of a twist, check out these sweet potato babies with maple syrup, cinnamon, cardamom and a swirl of berry compote.
Lime Kiln Kitchen, Kilverstone
South Norfolkers will already know that this cafe, tucked in Thetford Garden Centre, is a total hidden gem – which also happens to serve a great array of American-style pancakes.
We’ve got our beady eyes on the bannoffee option, topped with fresh fruit, caramel sauce and bannoffee icecream. Breakfast of champions, right?