If ever I need clarity on why my clothes feel tighter since moving to Melbourne I just need to look at this post.
Since moving to Australia I developed a thing for hotcakes and that thing has been throughly indulged since moving to Melbourne. From Red Velvet to Jaffa and Top Paddock’s OG, here is my tried-and-tested round up of the most delicious and devilish hotcakes and pancakes in Melbourne. Let’s get (our faces!) stuck in.
Jaffa Hotcakes at Tinker Northcote
These babes are like Jaffa Cakes but better. And bigger, much bigger. Starring sweet and sticky orange curd, chocolate swirled meringue and vanilla mascarpone – these are my current fave hotcakes in Melbourne. Cannot.Get.Enough.
Brownie & Berry Hotcakes at Auction Rooms
A brownie? On your breakfast? Why not! Auction Rooms in North Melbourne are one of Melbourne’s most popular cafes and they won my heart with these extra sweet hotcakes. I can’t find them on the menu currently but did spy a Brioche french toast with Milo anglaise, snickerdoodle crumb and coffee mascarpone that sounds like it might do the job instead!
Red Velvet Hotcakes at Mini Bar
My first unforgettable taste of Red Velvet Hotcakes was at the super tiny and extra cute Mini Bar underneath Punthill Northbank (which is a great aparthotel in the city FYI). Axil Coffee Roasters in Hawthorn also do an Insta-famous Red Velvet Pancake (topped with raspberries, black sesame ice cream, cream cheese ganache & chocolate brownie soil – I KNOW!). It’s basically a birthday cake for breakfast.
The Original Hotcakes at Top Paddock
The blueberry and ricotta hotcakes at Top Paddock were the first hotcakes I ever tried and they remain one of Melbourne’s best. Like a giant bowl of happiness, the Top Paddock hotcakes are a beautiful mess of berries, seeds, cream, maple syrup and edible flowers. Can be ordered in a miniature version but don’t deny yourself the full experience!
Tim Tam Pancakes – Long Story Short
Finally, here’s an extra devilish pancake that’s currently on my must-eat list. Long Story Short, originally in Port Melbourne, recently opened an offshoot approx 10 steps from my door in Brunswick. One of their signature dishes are Tim Tam Pancakes with poached Nashis (an Asian pear – I looked it up!), vanilla peanuts, mascarpone, chocolate crispies and lots of Tim Tam gelato. They sound so naughty that I’m still waiting for a day when I feel sinful enough to get involved.
Tried any devilishly good hotcakes lately?