Where to eat pancakes in Brighton

Looking for stacks (of fun) this Pancake Day? Put down the shopping list, step away from the whisk and feast your eyes on these pan-tastic places in Brighton offering all the pancake-y goodness you need, with plenty of specials ready to make their way into your bellies…


Starfish & Coffee

If you haven’t tried the fluffy American-style buttermilk pancakes at this BRAVO award-winning cafe yet, you’ve been missing out. And Pancake Day is when these guys really go all out – the whole day is devoted to the not-so-humble pancake with an epic menu generously covering all the sweet and savoury bases. They really go the whole hog (sorry) with a special menu featuring everything from streaky bacon pancakes to caramelised pear and walnut stacks. You could always have them all, we won’t tell. If you want to eat in (they’re open 9am to 3pm on Tuesday), we’d recommend booking. Like, now. They do keep a few tables for walk-ins, though, just don’t tell everyone.



We’ve been big fans of Oeuf since they first opened the doors to their gorgeous pastel-hued cafe. We’ve tried everything on the menu and it’s safe to say there’s nothing we don’t like (the Frumpets have a special place in our hearts though). They serve pancakes all year round – berry, bacon, blueberry and lemon cheesecake, and Biscoff (our fave), but they’ve also got a couple of lip-smackingly good specials for the big day – melted white chocolate with raspberries and pistachio crumb and full English brekkie-topped stacks. They’re fully booked, but they always keep some tables for walk-ins.


Oui Crêperie

If you’re looking for a little bit of je ne sais quoi with your pancake, then you need a crêpe and Oui Crêperie is your man (with a little blue van). Tossing thin, light and airy crêpes (as well as their savoury galette cousins) from various spots around the city and their new-ish bricks-and-mortar home, you can pick from a variety of sweet and savoury toppings with something to suit all tastes (including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options).


Nowhere Man

If you live in Brighton and you’re talking about great pancakes, there’s a 100 percent chance (based on the statistically significant survey of five of our colleagues) that someone will mention Nowhere Man. Whether you want to visit their lovely eclectic cafe (which quite rightly serves up their American-style pancakes all year round) in person or order via Deliveroo, you can be sure you’ll be getting some mighty fine pancakes with plenty of sweet and savoury options (including vegan and gluten-free) to choose from. Our picks? The ones we drool over time and time again are the Chocolate Banana and the Intermediate Pancakes (a three-stack belter with smoked bacon and maple butter), so named because you’ve graduated from the Beginner’s plain stacks with maple butter. But they’ve got some exciting specials coming this Tuesday, including a Cinnamon Bun stack, a Strawberry Shortcake and that old-school classic, the Banana Split. They don’t take bookings, so just make sure you get there before the kitchen closes at 4.30pm.
Specials available from Tuesday 13th February and all week
Nowhere Man


The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club is a great shout for Shrove Tuesday (or any other Tuesday, really) with tasty stacks always on the menu. This year, though, they’ve teamed up with Tony’s Chocolonely on two specials guaranteed to make chocolate lovers’ dreams come true. There’s a salted caramel chocolate, banana and bacon extravaganza (you can ditch the bacon if that’s a bit too much) and a decadent raspberry pancake option, dubbed the Phantom Raspberry Blower of Old London Town. It’s topped with berry ripple cheesecake and Tony’s white chocolate sauce. Yum.
Specials available from 13th – 29th February; ready-made specials and other pancakes from the Brighton menu are available on Just Eat and Deliveroo