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7 Perfect Places for Pancake Day

Treat yourselves this Pancake Day and indulge in some sweet, chocolatey or fruity crepes at one of these tip top cafes…

La Petite Creperie

Grainger Market, NE1 5AF

Tucked away in Grainger Market, La Petite Creperie is owned by Julien and Fred, two French men who left their Parisian creperie to share the yummiest, traditional recipes with the rest of the world (lucky us!).

They offer a range of fancy flavours such as Belgian chocolate or salted butter caramel, as well as savoury choices made with cheese and ham. But don’t just take our word for it, you have to try these classic crepes fresh from the experts themselves!

Butterfly Cabinet

Heaton, NE6 5HP

Often seen with a queue of eager locals right out the door, the ever-popular Butterfly Cabinet have a great selection of pancakes for those willing to wait their turn.

Stack high with your choice of buttermilk, banana, triple chocolate or apple & cinnamon toppings, before chowing down in this cosy café setting.

Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse

Eldon Place, NE1 7RD

If you thought Quilliams made great tea, just wait until you try their pancakes! Serving up stacks of pure pancakey goodness all day long especially for Shrove Tuesday. Enjoy with fruit, yoghurt and honey or banana and luxury N*tella.

Plus, they’re located just a hop, skip and jump from campus, so there’s no excuse not to nip in and treat yourself!

Jam Jar

Jesmond, NE2 2AP

Residents of Jesmond will likely be familiar with our next choice, popular student hangout, Jam Jar. Choose from stacks of 3, 6 or 8 before smothering in yummy sauce and adorning with your choice from over 20 toppings!

Plus, on Pancake Day only, take on their (so far unbeaten!) maple syrup-soaked challenge of 10 pancakes in 10 minutes for your chance to win a free meal on your next visit.

Monsieur Crepe Cafe

High Heaton, NE7 7HD

A little further out of the way (around a 30 minute walk from Chillingham Road or West Jesmond Metros) but well worth the trip, Monsieur Crepe Café is Trip Advisor’s number 1 for desserts in Newcastle and it’s easy to see why!

Inspired by the creperies and continental cafes surrounding their holiday home in the South of France, owners Marc and Gary proudly serve some of the finest, fresh French crepes this side of the Channel. Plus, they’ll even whip up vegan and gluten free pancakes on request – Bon appetit!

Quay Ingredient

Quayside, NE1 3UG

Quay Ingredient is a small, independently run coffee house, nestled underneath the Tyne Bridge just off Newcastle’s picturesque Quayside. Renowned for their hearty full English breakfasts, Quay Ingredient’s scenic setting and scrumptious crepes are sure to hit the spot.


Grainger Street, NE1 5JG

It’s Pancake Day every day at Creams!

As a café specialising in desserts all year round, it’s not surprising Creams offers an extensive menu of mouth-watering pancakes. From a simple Shrove Tuesday special to the luxurious, Ferrero Rocher laden, Crepe au Royale, the choice of 13 different flavours is yours!

*All images used are for illustrative purposes

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