The thing about Pancakes, especially Japanese Souffle Pancake, are that Singaporeans have little patience to wait for them.
Well, some are worth the wait, but not all are.
Looking at the trend of late, you do not need a crystal ball to know that more pancake places are opening up in Singapore.
Here are 12 Pancakes Places in Singapore, in case you are searching for these sweet treats to ease your soul. Bye bye, diet plans.
Belle-Ville Pancake Café – Tanjong Pagar
100AM Mall 01-14b, 100 Tras Street, Singapore 079027
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 9pm Last Order 8.30pm (Mon – Sun)
Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe – Bugis
Bugis Junction #01-01B, Towers 230 Victoria Street Singapore 188024
Tel: +65 6255 5456
Opening Hours: 8am – 8pm (Mon – Sun)
The pancake café is known for its meringue made-to-order mille-feuille (French for “thousand layers”) pancakes, included with homemade whipped Hokkaido cream, stacked from 2 to 8 layers.
Offerings include Strawberry and Mixed Berry Pancake, Mango Pancake, Grilled Apple with Homemade Caramel Pancake, Matcha with Rice Ball and Red Bean Pancake, and Chocolate with Grilled Banana Pancake, priced from $11.90 to $16.20.
What makes their pancakes so fluffy include the usage of fresh milk, and they are made fresh-to-order.
I had the Chocolate and Grilled Banana Pancakes ($12.20 for 4 pieces, $16.20 for 8 pieces), topped with light torched bananas and chocolate sauce.
Great stuff, fluffy with a molten (half-cooked centre). However, take note of the long waiting times which can train your patience. Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe
Riz Labo Kitchen – Picnic
Wisma Atria Shopping Centre #03-15, 435 Orchard Road Singapore 238877
Opening Hours: 11am – 3pm, 5pm – 9pm (Mon – Sun)
Riz Labo Kitchen from Omotesando Tokyo which previously opened at Japan Food Town Wisma Atria, has been renamed as “Kumo Keiki”.
Kumo Keiki can be found within Picnic Food Park now.
The menu is very concise, with only 4 pancakes available: Plain ($15), Matcha ($18), Premium Chocolate ($18) and a limited edition (only 10 per day) Strawberry Berry Ice-cream Kawaii Riz Labo Style ($20).
Unlike other pancakes, Japanese do it quite differently with a jiggly (cue Boomerang moment), fluffy, melt-in-the-mouth texture.
A distinguishing factor for the pancakes is that they are gluten free using self-cultivated rice flour (instead of wheat flour), light brown sugar, organic soy milk and rice oil.
Clinton Street Baking Company & Restaurant
31 Purvis Street Singapore 188608 (in between City Hall and Bugis MRT)
Opening Hours: 8:30am – 6:00pm (Mon – Thu), 8:00am – 9:00pm (Fri & Sat), 8:00am – 6:00pm (Sun)
Last Orders 30mins before closing
The choice here is the Clinton St’s famed Pancakes with warm maple butter ($18), being voted “Best In the City” twice by New York Magazine.
True to its reputation, the pancakes were fluffy and fat, topped with wild blueberries, banana walnut or chocolate chunk toppings, which you can drizzle over with awesome homemade maple butter.
Soft, airy, and perfect to its texture that could bring you to pancake paradise. This portion was huge for a table of 4 us, and you should get some other pals to share those calories.
Something to know: The warm maple butter is made with just 2 quality ingredients – 100% pure organic Grade ‘A’ dark maple syrup directly imported from a North American farm and unsalted butter made from 100% fresh cream from free-range cows. Clinton St Baking Company & Restaurant (Purvis St)
Eggs N’ Things
Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, #03-79/83 Singapore 238839 (Dhoby Ghaut MRT)
Tel: +65 6835 9988
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm, Last order at 9pm (Mon – Sun)
The recommended dessert is the Pancakes with fresh strawberries, whipped cream and macadamia nuts ($19.90).
The iconic whipped cream was extremely smooth, light and delicately sweet, topped on fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Best whipped cream I had in a while.
Those who are taking photos, take note that the hill of cream would melt within a minute or two.
Each plate contained 5 pieces of pancakes, in which you could drizzle sauces of grava, coconut (my favourite) or maple, and I already felt guilty after having 1 and a half. The table of 3 Japanese ladies next to me with chuckles of ”oishii…”, kept to sharing 2 pieces.
Thankfully, these pancakes were much better than many mediocre ones in Singapore, though the cafe is surprisingly quiet compared to its Japanese counterpart. Eggs N’ Things (Plaza Singapura)
6 Duke’s Road, Singapore 268886 (Botanic Gardens MRT)
Opening Hours: 8am – 7pm (Tue-Sun), Closed Mon
The ATLAS Butterscotch Banana Pancake ($18) was freshly made upon ordering, and that required a minimum 20 minutes wait.
Reminding us of some other ricotta hotcakes served in other hipster cafes, this came topped with caramelised bananas, housemade Butterscotch & Honeycomb ice cream.
A whiff of buttery fragrance emerged as we sliced through this atas pancake.
Texture and taste wise, reminded us of a light and moist banana cake. Atlas Coffeehouse (Duke’s Road)
38 South Buona Vista Road, Singapore 118164 (10-15 min walk from Haw Par Villa MRT)
Opening Hours: 10.30am – 5pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 5pm, 6pm – 9:30pm (Sat-Sun)
The Orange Ricotta Pillows ($18) was completely orange and we still remember the Red Velvet Pancakes from Pacamara which were completely red.
Despite looking thick and chunky, the consistency and texture were actually quite well done, with a touch of citrusy with orange peels within. Orange pancake paired with coconut ice cream was also a very workable combination. Paddy Hills (South Buona Vista Road)
Kyushu Pancake Singapore
275 Thomson Road Novena Regency #01-08 Singapore 307645
Tel: +65 6352 6265
Opening Hours: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm (Tues – Sun), Closed Mon
The popular Kyushu Pancake is known for their pancakes made with a proprietary flour base, combined with fresh fruits and dairy products. ‘Healthier’ pancakes?
The Kyushu Pancake Mix is made from 7 different finely selected grains, 100% homegrown in Kyushu Japan, free of emulsifier, artificial fragrance, additives or processed starch.
The fresh cream was light (and didn’t make me feel fat), the pancakes were ‘Asian’-tasting and less buttery, more doughy and grainy, and not entirely super sweet. So it was a more guilt-free dessert. Kyushu Pancake (Novena)
Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters
185 Upper Thomson Road, Singapore 574333 (corner shophouse opp Shell station)
Opening Hours: 9am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Pacamara’s Red Velvet Pancakes ($16) served with mascarpone and fresh berries. Slightly inconsistent in textures, sometimes fluffy, sometimes more doughy and dry. Jelat.
Think I should try the Lemongrass or Stick Date versions the next time. Pacamara Boutique Coffee Roasters (Upper Thomson)
Dutch Baby Café
The Paragon, B1-13, 290 Orchard Road, Singapore 238859 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 10pm (Mon – Sun)
Their signature Dutch Baby Pancakes ($11.80 – $13.80), available in both Sweet and Savoury versions, are made with eggs, flour, sugar and milk on hot cast iron pans straight from the oven.
While all the “babies” looked aesthetically cute, I preferred the sweet Dutch Baby Pancake to the savoury versions.
There were some parts I liked – the egg and crispy edges, the slightly doughy bottom layer, and sweet mixed berries (strawberries, blueberries) which also added a fruity touch.
I didn’t quite like the whipped cream, which we thought was redundant. Perhaps a bigger scoop of ice cream would make the dessert a lot more enjoyable. Dutch Baby Café (Orchard Paragon)
The Coffee Academics Singapore
Level 2, Scotts Square, 6 Scotts Road, Singapore 228209 (Orchard MRT)
Opening Hours: 9am – 8:30pm (Mon – Thurs), 9am – 9pm (Fri – Sat), 9am – 8pm (Sun)
The Academics Pancake Tower ($19) while a photogenic piece, didn’t fare as well in terms of taste.
The texture was doughy and starchy. Ingredients such as whipped cream could have been spread more to prevent the combination from being too dry.
17 Jalan Pinang Singapore 199149 (Bugis MRT)
Tel: +65 9788 6856
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm (Mon – Fri), 9am – 11pm (Sat), 9am – 10pm (Sun)
Who could resist Chicken & Pancakes?
I seriously thought this is one of the most decent renditions I had of late – the chicken came in crisp, chunky, juicy, pieces on top of pancakes with texture I never had before.
There was a light crisp around the perimeters contrasted with the fluffier pancake, and slight savouriness with balanced out the sweetness of the chilli maple sauce.
Cafe De Nicole’s Flower
224 Telok Kurau Rd, #01-01, Singapore 423836
Opening Hours: 8.30am – 8.30pm (Tue – Sun), Closed Mon
While many new cafes in Singapore has gone for a minimalist or industrial concept, Cafe De Nicole’s Flower focuses on a garden theme.
Waiting time can take up to 15 minutes to make the souffle pancakes and the service crew can be seen picking fresh flowers from the plants in their florist section to decorate the plate of dessert.
Even though the souffle pancakes may not seem as tall, wobbly or bouncy (worthy for a Boomerang shot), this plate of soufflé pancakes is a piece of art on its own, with sauces, fruits and flowers used for plating.
The pancakes had a cotton-like texture and a slightly eggy taste, whereas the scoop of coconut ice cream made it more light and refreshing.
I won’t recommend pouring the cups of maple syrup and fresh milk first, as there is already coconut ice cream with bits of coconut flesh which gives the dessert quite a unique flavor.
Gram Café & Pancakes Singapore
VivoCity #02-110/111, 1 Harbourfront Walk, Singapore 098585 (Opening In June 2019)
It is about time. The most famous fluffy pancakes from Osaka Japan – Gram Café & Pancakes will be COMING TO SINGAPORE.
The confirmed location will be on Level 2 of VivoCity, and the pancake café is set to open in June.
Gram is famous for its 3-stacked “Premium Pancakes”, each 4 cm thick, served with syrup, butter and whipped cream.
It is all about the texture – ultra-fluffy, soufflé-like, and melt-in-your-mouth. Expect long queues when it opens. Gram Cafe & Pancakes Singapore (Vivocity)
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