Feather-light crepes, loaded American stacks and traditional galettes – we can’t get enough of the city’s pancakes.
How do you like your pancakes? From French crêpes smothered in Nutella to American-style pancakes doused in syrup and galettes stuffed with smoked salmon, you can get them every which way in Leeds. So whether you want ‘em savoury or sweet, French or American, you’ll have your pick of places to tuck into a plate of pancakes in Leeds.
Le Chalet serve their pancakes all day long, so whether you’re in for breakfast, lunch or dinner, you can always treat yourself. Keep it traditional with lemon & sugar or get creative with caramel, Nutella and white chocolate. If you don’t have a sweet tooth, their galettes come stuffed with fillings like chicken and smoked salmon.
Le Chalet, 31-32 Park Row, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5JD.
Manahatta do their pancakes a little bit differently, so if you want to try something new this is the place to go. If you like them sweet, you can top yours with a mix of Nutella, toasted hazelnuts and cream. But they do savoury pancakes too – the High Line gets you three buttermilk pancakes with fried chicken, bacon and maple syrup.
Manahatta, 11 Merrion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6PG.
The pancakes at Bill’s are a must-try. They’re the light, fluffy American variety and you can get three or five, depending on your appetite. There are two toppings to choose from – go fruity with banana, strawberries and blueberries or try the American-style smoked streaky bacon with syrup. If you visit between 21st February 2020 and 1st March 2020, you’ll have even more options, with unusual eats like sweetcorn pancakes, poached eggs, feta and avocado.
Bill’s, 1 Albion Place, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6JL.
The Ivy is an eclectic all-day restaurant where you can indulge in a loaded stack of pancakes. Their hot buttermilk pancakes are topped with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries, then smothered in Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce for a delicious alternative to the norm. Get ‘em until 11am on weekdays or until 4pm on the weekend.
The Ivy, Vicar Lane, Victoria Leeds, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6BB.
If you want to start the day with pancakes, Brown’s has two options for you. They’re both American buttermilk pancakes, but one is savoury and one is sweet. You can play it safe with mixed berries and Greek yoghurt or try smoked pancetta with savoury granola and maple syrup. Whichever you go for, you’re in for a treat.
Browns, The Light, 70-72 The Headrow, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 8EQ.
Cosy Club is famed for its Triple-Stacked Buttermilk Pancakes. They’re thick and fluffy, with two different toppings for you to choose from. Will you go for the fruity berry compote, banana and crême fraîche? Or will you indulge in the smoked streaky bacon and maple syrup? They’re served until 5pm every day, so you’ve got plenty of time to get involved.
Cosy Club, 53 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5AA.
It’s pancake galore at Cargo Crêpe. From sweet crêpes to fluffy American pancakes and authentic Breton galletes, there’s so many options you’ll be positively spoilt for choice. If you’re after something savoury, you can get a gallete with cheese, creamed spinach and Lishman’s ham. Got a sweet tooth? They have an array of chocolate sauces and fruit curds for you to smother on.
Cargo Crêpe, Kirkgate Market, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7HH.
Olive & Rye
Ever had the pancakes at Olive & Rye? There’s no time like the present. You have two different options to choose from here – their buttermilk pancakes come topped with sweet ‘n’ sticky stewed apple and cinnamon or you can try their vanilla-poached strawberry topping, which comes sprinkled with pistachio and smothered in maple syrup. If you’re lucky, you might even be treated to a third, ever-changing option on their specials menu.
Olive & Rye, 18-20 Queens Arcade, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6LF.
Laynes Espresso is a local morning favourite, renowned for its coffee, but why not pair your brew with their buckwheat pancakes? They have two different options – you can get the Strawberry Eton Mess stack, which comes topped with strawberries, meringue and white chocolate cream or try them savoury with smoked streaky bacon, maple syrup and whipped maple and honey butter.
Laynes Espresso, 16 New Station Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5DL.
If Coffee Bar
When it comes to pancakes in Leeds, If Coffee Bar is a secret contender. Their homemade American-style discs are a joy to behold and they have loads of toppings for you to choose from. Like banana? You can get it with Nutella or salted caramel. But if you fancy something different, they do fruit compote with yoghurt, honey and pecans or bacon, maple syrup and pecans.
If Coffee Bar, 43 Call Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 7BT.
At Crepe Affaire, it’s all about traditional French pancakes. Expect a host of classic combinations, both sweet and savoury, like cinnamon or hunter’s chicken. But it’s their more creative options that demand your attention. Try the Ultimate Nutella, topped with a triple portion of chocolatey goodness, whipped scream and a scoop of ice cream. And if you can’t make up your mind, you can throw on extra toppings as you see fit.
Crepe Affaire, 27 Albion Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 5ER.
You can fill your belly with a huge buttermilk pancake at Cha Lounge. There are three indulgent options to choose from. You can get yours topped with bacon and syrup or slathered in Nutella with sliced banana and a sprinkling of toasted cashews. For something a little different, why not tuck into extra-fruity blueberry pancakes, which come with Greek yoghurt, fresh strawberries and honey? Yum!
Cha Lounge, 24-26 Dock Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS10 1JF.