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The best pancakes in Singapore you can have at any time of day

Feed the 'gram and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time with these delightful pancake creations

By Kylie Wong and Fabian Loo
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Pancakes have always been a breakfast staple, but let's face it – it's too delicious to only have it in the mornings. Ever since Singaporeans caught wind of how strikingly 'grammable pancakes can be, renditions have been popping up in restaurants and cafés everywhere. Here's a list of the most Instagrammable pancakes in town, from inch-thick hotcakes and eight-layer stacks to cartoonishly fluffy Japanese soufflé pancakes. Cue the wobbling.  

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Flipper's Singapore
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Flipper's Singapore

Restaurants Pancakes and waffles Orchard

Famous Japanese soufflé pancake specialist, Flipper’s, opens its first outlet in Singapore. It’s best known for its kiseki, or miracle pancake – stacks so fluffy and pillow-soft that it’s almost unbelievable. On the menu is a tight selection of six variants, each prepped fresh in the open kitchen upon order. Equally popular is the pancake stacks that come paired with bittersweet matcha ($19.80). 

Fluff Stack
Photograph: Fluff Stack/ Facebook

Fluff Stack

Restaurants City Hall

This 40-seat space, decked out in millennial pink tabletops, serves up wobbly pancakes with honey butter, maple syrup, and chantilly cream for just $8.80. Bubble tea lovers can also try the oolong boba soufflé pancake ($9.80) with gula Melaka boba and oolong crème anglaise, while other 'grammable versions include the strawberry cheese ($12.80), hazelnut chocolate ($13.80), and mango passion fruit ($14.80).

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Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner
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Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner

Restaurants City Hall

Tiong Bahru Bakery has more than just flaky croissants. Its latest all-day dining concept, Tiong Bahru Bakery Diner, serves up familiar brunch classics too. Its Fluffy Brown Butter Pancake ($21) come topped with Thai mangoes, lemongrass chantilly, caramelised almonds, and a drizzle of salted butter caramel sauce. But if you prefer something savoury get the pancakes with grilled bacon, a sunny side up, goji berries, ricotta cheese, and maple syrup ($23).

Baker & Cook
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Baker & Cook (Dempsey)

Restaurants Tanglin

This Baker & Cook outlet off Loewen Road in the lush Dempsey precinct is located in a bright glasshouse with garden views. Beyond highlights like the Peter Gordon's Turkish Eggs ($20) and other brunch favourites, you'll want to save some space for the Dutch baby pancake ($22), which is topped with earl grey poached pear, berries, maple yoghurt and lemon curd. 

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Belle-ville pancakes
Photograph: Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe

Belle-Ville Pancake Cafe

Restaurants Rochor

Yes, this is another chain from Japan, but unlike its counterparts, Belle-Ville's speciality does not lie in soufflé pancakes. Rather, it's known for its "mille feuille pancakes" – layers of light meringue pancakes made from scratch with Japanese wheat flour, milk and Hokkaido cream. Diners can opt for the original (four for $7.90, eight for $11.90), or go for the more colourful and Insta-worthy options like the strawberry and mixed berries (two for $11.90, four for $14.40) and the grilled apple with homemade caramel (four for $12.20, eight for $16.20). As the saying goes, the more the merrier – and in this case, it definitely applies to pancakes.

Earlybird
Photograph: Kylie Wong

Earlybird

Restaurants Cafés Rochor

Earlybird stands out – not just for being one of the few savoury options on the list, but for how good its chicken and pancakes ($19) taste. The buttermilk pancakes are satisfyingly crisp around the edges with a soft, well-done centre, while the generous helping of fried chicken is crunchy and flavourful. Its housemade chilli maple is unique as well, providing a subtle sweetness with an edge.

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Curious Palette
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Curious Palette

Restaurants Cafés Rochor

Curious Palette's known for its coffee – after all, it's home to current world siphon coffee champion Ryan Tan – but its food offerings aren't lacking either. Specialities include the berry ricotta hotcakes ($14.90), which comes stunningly plated in an explosion of fruits and florals, making for a stunning 'gram, and is also available in a rum and raisin option ($15.90).  

Restaurant review: Kafe Utu
Photograph: Kafe Utu

Kafe Utu

Restaurants Cafés Chinatown

While Kafe Utu is the first African-themed café in Singapore, its brunch offerings favour Western influences. Of note is the ricotta hotcakes ($24), made with Hokkaido milk and topped with ricotta cheese, cardamom maple syrup, mixed berries and a generous scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. The carefully plated dish is as Instagrammable as Kafe Utu's interior, with its rustic furnishings and cosy second-floor lounge.

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Slappy Pancakes
Photograph: Slappy Pancakes

Slappy Cakes

Restaurants American Orchard

If you want to get creative with your pancakes – and we mean real creative – get cookin' at Slappy Pancakes, where you can choose a batter ($8.50) from five different flavours like pandan, chocolate, peanut, wholegrain and buttermilk to create your masterpiece at your own table. Pick your fixings ($1.50-$3) from a choice of fruits, nuts, cheeses and meats (yes, make your own savoury pancakes!) before you go crazy with the toppings. Don't forget to 'gram the whole process, which is sure to be a riot.

Clinton Street
Photograph: Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant

Restaurants American City Hall

Originally from New York, Clinton Street has built a following in Singapore thanks to its buttermilk fried chicken with waffles ($21) and buttermilk pancakes ($19). The latter comes with a serving of warm maple butter and a choice of blueberries, banana walnut or chocolate chunks.

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