Shrove Tuesday aka Pancake Day is today! But, the real question is… Who the hell ever needs an excuse to eat a shitload of pancakes, eh?
Whether it’s at brunch, as a late-afternoon snack, or in the dead of night, there really is no time not to eat pancakes. So you’ll be wanting to know the best places that can quell the sudden craving we all get, quite often in fact, for the sugary goodness.
1. Metro Café
God, our mouths are watering already. Just look at that melty goodness, smothered in the syrup. If that’s just the way you like it too, then you’re in luck.
Metro Cafe is open from 8.30 am every day and you can’t book a table. Their pancakes are available year-round and cost €7.50 a plate. Plus, you can add Nutella or berry compote for an extra €1.50.
They say the classics never go out of style, and you know what? They’re damn right. If you’re after the very best of lemon and sugar pancakes, you’ve found the right place here in Dublin.
But, that’s not all. They also offer a mean variety of sweet and savoury crepes with fresh fruit and chocolate, ham and cheese, and many more to sink your teeth into. Lemon Crêpe & Coffee Co. are open for takeaway and obviously serves pancakes all year!
3. Póg Café
I mean, are there really any words we can add to this image that will persuade you to grab some of these beauties? If there are, we may or may not be too busy drooling to muster them up.
They’re operating on extended hours this Pancake Day, so they’ll be open until 8 pm on Batchelor’s Walk and on Tara Street. However, if you don’t make it on time to enjoy them today then don’t worry because they’re always available.
Slice is going all out this Pancake Day, with three delicious options added to the menu just for the day itself. You can enjoy pancakes with fried banana, chocolate cremèux, pecan and hazelnut butter, orange and maple syrup.
Alternatively, there are two other options: caramelised apple with a vanilla crème pâtissière and a pistachio and hazelnut crumb, which is also available vegan or poached fruit with salted caramel, Feuilletine, vanilla mascarpone and toasted walnuts.
5. Sweet Churro
Sweet Churro is a go-to port of call for pancakes and churros all year round. Therefore, why not use this excuse to treat yourself yet again to one of their beautiful crepes?
I’ve got my eyes on the Strawberry, Crème Fraiche and Belgium chocolate number. Plus, they also have gluten-free pancakes so everybody can join in on the fun!
This fine restaurant deals in some pretty unique pancakes that are sure to tempt many a hungry Dubliner today. The apple pie pancake is a tantalising prospect, but then there’s also the lure of the double chocolate & raspberry pancake with whipped cream and warm chocolate fudge. To save the decision, you can always just try them all!
Those? Oh, those are just some nonchalant buckwheat pancakes with vanilla mascarpone cream, strawberry, mango honeycomb and almond butter waiting for you to eat them.
They also serve classic crepes with delicious toppings, sweet and savoury. Choose from Nutella with toasted coconut and hemp seed, bacon and maple syrup or the failsafe lemon, sugar and butter.
This list is necessary 365 days of the year, and we won’t stop until we’ve tried all the pancakes in Dublin! No snack can really top the feeling of finishing off your syrup-covered stack of beauty. That, my friends, is the ultimate self-care.