Top Pancake Spots in South Africa

Posted on 18 February 2024 By Nomvelo Masango

In the world of foodies, pancakes form part of the list of things which bring utmost pleasure. Whether you are a fan of American-style pancakes, appreciate simple crepes or are constantly falling in love with fabulous flapjacks, there’s an establishment for you.

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Here are some of the best pancake spots around South Africa.

The Pancake Pantry

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Located in Muldersdrift, The Pancake Pantry is a spot where you arrive as a stranger and leave as a friend. Whether you are craving something savoury or sweet, the spot has just what you need to delight your tastebuds.

The Pancake Pantry serves pancakes which are simply to die for. There is a selection of options, enabling you to choose the one most perfect for you to indulge in.

Address: Plot 328, Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift.

Swan Café

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When in Cape Town, Swan Café is the place to be. The establishment offers a decadent and authentic French-inspired experience.

Their crepes and galettes are simply out of this world. You can choose between a variety of flavour options including sweet salted caramel, Nutella and even Bechamel sauce. These can be enjoyed with some strong coffee or a lovely cup of tea.

Address: Corner Buitenkant and Barrack Street, Cape Town, 8001.

Skinny Legs Café  

Looking to treat yourself to healthier options? Look no further than Skinny Legs Café. The eatery offers a number of healthy pancake options including the Buckwheat Pancakes which are served with minted pea purée and creamed feta. You can enjoy your pancakes alongside some freshly squeezed juice.

Address: 70 Loop Street, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001.

Salvation Café

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When in Jo’burg, Salvation Café is the place to be for delicious flapjacks. The eatery is located at 44 Stanley in Milpark. Some of their customer favourites include the Caribbean Flapjack Stack, which is served with fresh fruit, yoghurt, berry coulis and syrup. There are a number of delicious flapjack combinations to try out and enjoy.

Address: 44 Stanley Avenue, Milpark, Johannesburg.

Harrie’s Pancakes

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Harrie’s Pancakes has been serving delectable savoury and sweet pancakes for over thirty years.  This well-known restaurant in Pretoria offers friendly, fast and efficient service.

The establishment also has branches in other parts of South Africa including Graskop, Dullstroom and Cullinan. Alongside their traditional South African pancakes, some of their sweet treats include black cherries in liqueur, banana in caramel sauce, as well as ice-cream. While it is a paradise for those with a sweet tooth, it is also the place to be for lovers of all things savoury.

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