There are plenty of breakfast and brunch joints dotted around Vancouver, dishing up all sorts of delicious and comforting fare. While there can be no denying that Eggs Benny dishes are great to tuck into, so too are plates piled high with round, doughy, lip-smacking pancakes.
Flipped, stacked, and smothered in maple syrup, here’s our list on where you can find Vancouver’s best pancakes.
This popular all-day diner has huge breakfast and lunch offerings. Those who love pancakes and/or a food challenge will enjoy working their way through Jethro’s enormous stack of buttermilk pancakes, which are so comically big, they often spill over the sides of the plates they’re brought out on.
Address: 3420 Dunbar Street, Vancouver
Address: 3455 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Plating a more refined stack of pancakes, YEW seafood + bar offers diners wonderfully fluffy BC Blueberry Pancakes, which feature a dried BC blueberry compote, in addition to Caramel Banana Pancakes, which are topped with a salted caramel sauce, bananas, and toasted hazelnuts. Feeling even more indulgent? Add a side serve of Applewood Double Smoked Bacon to your order.
Address: 791 West Georgia Street (at the Four Seasons Hotel), Vancouver
Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary jazz up their tall stack of pancakes by offering a range of enticing add-ons. Diners have the option to choose between bananas, toasted walnuts, whipped cream, and salted caramel; blueberries, whipped cream and Yolk’s marmalade, and fresh fruit with lemon, honey, and mint.
Address: 1298 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Featured on both the all-day breakfast and weekend brunch menu, Red Wagon’s Pulled Pork Pancakes are one of the most ordered meals. The dish consists of three buttermilk pancakes layered with pulled pork and is served in a pool of Jack Daniels-spiked maple syrup. It is a tremendous meal. The pancakes are thick and fluffy, and the pulled pork is deliciously juicy and packed with flavour.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Available at brunch on the weekend, Railtown’s Belgard Kitchen serves up a light, yet satisfying plate of Swedish Pancakes, which have a crêpe-like taste and texture. Seasonally driven, Belgard Kitchen’s Swedish pancakes are currently topped with a peach compote, and a citrus Chantilly cream.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Deacon’s Corner is adored by many for its comfort driven menu, therefore it should come as no surprise that both the Main Street and West Broadway outposts serve delightfully fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Order them on their own, with a choice of ham, bacon, or a sausage patty, or as part of the Little Carolina dish — one giant pancake, accompanied by Carolina-style pulled pork and two eggs.
Address: 101 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 3189 West Broadway, Vancouver
With menu choices aimed to please vegetarians, The Naam Restaurant in Kitsilano offers breakfast goers two types of pancakes, whole Wheat and Vegan. The Whole Wheat consists of two large pancakes, made with organic whole wheat flour, and the Vegan non-diary, eggless pancakes are made with soy milk, bananas, and organic whole-wheat flour.
Address: 2724 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Served with fresh fruit, The Templeton’s Blueberry Banana Pancakes are a solid choice when dining at this Granville Street diner-esque outpost. Patrons who seek a more substantial feed have the choice to opt for the Big Ass Breakfast, which is comprised of three eggs, bacon, blueberry banana pancakes, rosemary potatoes, and toast.
Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver