Ditch the frying pan this Shrove Tuesday and head to one of these fantastic cafes in the North East for some delicious, decadent pancake stacks!
Before we start, let’s take a moment to say a sad goodbye to La Petite Creperie in the Grainger Market which closed its doors in December to focus on pop-ups, weddings, private celebrations and events. We miss you! (However, you can find them at the Quayside Market on Sundays).
Monsieur Crêpe Cafe, High Heaton
I love this cafe, and it is actually one of my daughter’s favourite places to eat! They specialise in authentic French crêpes but also do American pancake stacks too. Sweet and savoury pancake options are both equally delicious and they do gluten and dairy-free options too! I’ve eaten here so many times, and every time has always been spot on!
Hive Coffee Company, Jarrow
This gorgeous coffee shop is pulling out all the stops with a Pancake Week! Take a look at the menu below. We can’t decide what pancake is best from the Valentine Oreo to the Rhubarb & Custard Honeycomb!
Minchella’s, South Shields Seafront
Now, I know what you’re thinking, ‘since when did Minchella’s do pancakes?’ Well, only recently! Their Instagram posts about their new pancake options say ‘available for a limited time only’ so maybe they’re trialling the new additions to their menu. Best get stuck in while you can!
Miss Elephant, Chester-le-Street
We love Miss Elephant in Chester-le-Street. It serves sweet and savoury pancakes, as well as sweet waffles, and toppings are generous and the service is friendly and quick. Anything covered in Nutella is a good shout. You can also choose to have your pancakes/waffles served with ice cream! They are opening until 8pm on Pancake Day, and also have a special offer of 20% off all sweet pancakes on the day too!
Nu To Go, Gateshead Town Centre
The protein pancakes at Nu To Go are just delicious. I had the chocolate, banana, peanut butter pancakes when I visited for their new menu launch and they were gorgeous. Also, have you seen these Apple Crumple Pancakes they do?
Love Lily Tearoom, Roker Seafront
Just this month I wrote a review of Love Lily Tearoom and why I love their pancakes. They serve delicious American pancake stacks every day (the Funfetti and Kinderella ones are always popping up on my feed!) but for Pancake Day on Tuesday 25th February they will also have 10 specials available!
The Dispensary, Newcastle City Centre
If you need a city-centre pancake fix, look no further than The Dispensary. Their pancakes are so popular and for Pancake Day they will be serving only pancakes all day on the 25th February with the event menu coming very soon.