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 of where you can find Vancouver’s best pancakes.
Jethro’s Fine Grub
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
Address: 3455 Fraser Street
YEW seafood + bar
Plating a more refined stack of pancakes, YEW seafood + bar offers diners wonderfully fluffy B.C. Blueberry Pancakes, which feature a dried B.C. 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.
Address: 791 West Georgia Street (at the Four Seasons Hotel)
Yolk’s Restaurant and Commissary
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
The Red Wagon Café
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 deliciously juicy and packed with flavour.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street
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
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 classic 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
Address: 3189 West Broadway
The Naam Restaurant
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
The Templeton Restaurant
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