Best pancakes in Vancouver you need to try

Feb 5 2021, 6:44 pm

A solid stack of pancakes is truly hard to beat.

When you’re craving a piping hot tower of fluffy flapjacks covered in sugary syrup, there are some seriously top-notch breakfast and brunch joints in Vancouver you can visit to wet your whistle.

Here is where to get some of the best pancakes in Vancouver.

Jam Cafe


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Jam Cafe is synonymous with good (and big) pancakes If you’re looking for southern-inspired comfort food for breakfast, this place is totally fit for you. Jam offers a variety of pancakes at its two locations, from your classic stack of buttermilk pancakes to banana walnut pancakes to cinnamon pancakes and even pulled pork pancakes.

Address: 556 Beatty Street, Vancouver
Phone: 778-379-1992

Address: 2153 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-423-3350

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The Templeton


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Keep it simple and soak in the nostalgia. Old school dinner The Templeton is one of our favourite places to head for a basic brekkie. All-day breakfast is the name of the game here, and that means you can order this spot’s buttermilk or pulled pork pancakes for brunch, lunch, or dinner.

Address: 1087 Granville Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-4612

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Red Wagon Cafe


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Red Wagon may be new to dinner service, but the staple spot in Vancouver is no stranger to killer brunch eats. Now at a new East Hastings Street location, you can find flapjacks in buttermilk and pulled pork varieties on this menu.

Address: 2128 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-568-4565

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Fufu Cafe

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Vancouver’s first all-souffle pancake spot had to be on our list of must-try pancake joints. Fuf√ļ offers made-to-order pancakes in sweet and savoury varieties with toppings from local purveyors and housemade sauces too. Think everything from tiramisu to matcha.

Address: 1266 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-734-2818

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Fable Diner


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Mount Pleasant Fable Diner is a great spot to head for a solid plate of pancakes. If you find yourself at this gem, try the Roast Duck Pancakes. This dish features kimchi, roast duck, kewpie mayo, green onions, crispy business, and cilantro.

Address: 151 Broadway East, Vancouver
Phone: 604-563-3463

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Notch8 (Fairmont Vancouver)

If you’re looking to treat yourself or a loved one to a special brunch, Notch8 will do the trick. This spot’s brunch menu offers a drool-worthy stack of classic buttermilk pancakes topped with apple compote and whipped cream. How can we resist?

Address: 900 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-662-1900

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The Basic


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This all-day breakfast joint has three locations in Vancouver, so the next time you’re hankering for a simpler and affordable stack of flapjacks, check this spot out. The Basic offers straight-up OG pancakes alongside a banana option.

Address: 1031 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-3683

Address: 948 Denman Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-642-6588

Address: 3048 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-879-6586

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Sophie’s Cosmic Cafe

Sophies Cosmic Cafe offers a unique brunch experience in an eclectic dining room. Since we’re talking pancakes, Sophie’s offers a deluxe buttermilk variety that can be topped with berries and whipped cream.

Address: 2095 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-732-6810

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Red Umbrella


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Imagine going for a Sunday stroll through the beautiful English Bay and a pancake craving hits. Don’t worry Red Umbrella will be there to save the day. This spot offers affordable and delicious pancakes.

Address: 1707 Davie Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-688-7818

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Lucy’s Eastside Diner

Lucy’s Eastside Diner is an all-day breakfast joint that invokes the spirit of the classic North American diner with an unexpected flair. Their menu offers a basic buttermilk pancake stack and a pulled pork variety also. Unlike other spots on this list, Lucy’s offers their flapjacks 24 hours a day.

Address: 2708 Main Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-5681550

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Yolk’s Breakfast


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Can you resist Yolk’s double blueberry pancakes? We can’t either. These made-from-scratch flapjacks are baked with blueberries and topped with¬†blueberry compote and real vanilla whipped cream. Definitely slap this dish on the top of your to-eat list.

Address: 546 West Broadway, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-9655

Address: 1598 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-9655

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With files from Hanna McLean and Jory Oclarino.

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