A love for pancakes transcends generations! Whether it’s an uber fluffy soufflé pancake or a classic buttermilk pancake slathered with syrup or Nutella, here’s where to go with the family for pancakes.
Breakfast is indeed the most important meal of day and we speak for the whole family when we say we’re on our toes when it involves pancakes. From light, airy crêpes, to the thick fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes constantly trending on Instagram, we’ve tasted our way through the best pancakes in Hong Kong. These sweet, buttery concoctions are literally freshly-made cakes that we’re allowed to eat first thing in the morning – what’s not to like? Whether you’re after hotcakes, crêpes, galettes or the soufflé pancake variety, these pancake places are worth exploring with your family.
Elephant Grounds – Try the fluffy OG Buttermilk Pancakes
We love this child-friendly cafe and we can’t get enough of its buttermilk pancakes that come with homemade caramel butter, Aunt Jemima’s maple syrup and freshly whipped cream. Plus, you can take along your pooch along and have a fun family day out. We love its K11 MUSEA branch at Tsim Sha Tsui and its beautiful outdoor seating space.
A Happy Pancake – A crowd favourite for soufflé pancakes in Hong Kong
Here’s one for those who love Japanese pancakes. Opt for the soufflé pancakes topped with fruits or homemade granola. These are delicious and sure to get the kids’ approval!
Oolaa – Pancakes with freshly chopped berries
Always a winner with the kids, Oolaa is perfect for a relaxed Sunday morning breakfast or brunch. The Pancake Stack with three buttermilk pancakes is available at all three of its branches. These are freshly chopped strawberries, strawberry compote and vanilla ice cream. Strawberries and cream – definitely the dream!
La Crêperie – Gluten-free buckwheat galettes and sweep crêpes
Besides the savoury crepes, we’d always recommend upgrading to get a dessert crepe too – the salted caramel is homemade and heavenly. With a relaxed atmosphere and accommodating staff, this spot is an ideal place for a casual business lunch, a team meeting and of course, the perfect spot to take the kids on a weekend.
Brunch Club – Waffles, pancakes and crêpes
Take the pancake craving up a notch at the Brunch Club. This place serves pancakes, waffles, doughnuts or crêpes with a variety of topping options – think Belgian chocolate with banana, Movenpick ice-cream and more. We love taking the kids here and the lovely outdoor patio area makes for the perfect setting for a small party.
Brunch Club, GF, 70 Peel Street, SOHO, Central, Hong Kong, 2526 8861
am.pm – One of the best takeaway soufflé pancakes
This small and humble stall is your calling when you’re in the area of Mong Kok or Yau Ma Tei. While this is no ideal breakfast spot as it’s takeaway only, it’s the perfect pit stop with kids thanks to its fluffy soufflé pancakes served with ice-cream in a variety of flavours. Trust us, you will be back here for more!
am.pm, Shop B, G/F, Grand Place, 560 Nathan Road, Mong Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/am.pm.hk
Brick Lane – Sweet and savoury skillet pancakes
Brick Lane’s pancakes are served at the table in a hot skillet (just watch those little hands!), making sure you have the freshest flavours. Whether you’re after the Smoked Salmon with guacamole and sour cream, or leaning towards the Truffle Mushroom and Chicken – it’s set to satisfy your craving. There are delicious sweet pancakes too that the kids will gobble up in no time!
Pan de Pain – Popular spot for French soufflé pancakes
The most popular dish here is a nod to French cooking (hence the name!) – fluffy soufflé pancakes. Its fluffy goodness comes in a variety of flavours, all of which tempt us equally! Check its Facebook page for the latest promotions – some of which include buy one, get one 50% off!
The Pantry – A reliable pancake spot in the heart of Kowloon
This casual all-day dining restaurant serves a variety of dessert-inspired pancakes. With countless decadent options to choose from, this is a spot you’re guaranteed to head back to over and over again. We love the sound of the extravagant Tiramisu on Pancakes and the summery Mango and Coconut Pancakes.
The Pantry, Shop 433, Level, 4, MOKO, 193 Prince Edward Road West, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/thepantryhk
Editor’s Note: “Best Pancakes In Hong Kong: Where To Go For Soufflé Pancakes” was originally published by Manishka Daryanani and most recently updated in June 2023 by Fashila Kanakka.