Pancake Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to treat yourselves and indulge in some sweet, chocolatey or fruity crepes. And whether that means going out or making them in halls I’ve got you covered!
Location: 1 Eldon Place, Claremont Buildings, Newcastle Upon Tyne , NE1 7RD
Quilliam Brothers’ Teahouse is great for tea and food, but especially great for pancakes! Their breakfast menu is a treat in itself, offering three stacks of pancakes with either fruit, yoghurt and honey or banana and Nutella for only £3.95.
Plus, they’re located just a hop, skip and jump from campus, so there’s no excuse not to nip in and treat yourself to a stack with all your favourite toppings!
Location: 200 Heaton Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 5HP
Price: £5.50 – £6.00
Butterfly Cabinet have a great selection of pancakes, you get a stack of four with your choice of four mouth-watering toppings. Choose from buttermilk with butter and maple syrup, banana with butterscotch sauce, triple chocolate with chocolate sauce or apple and cinnamon with apricot jam and a jug of cream.
With so many great options you’ll be able to please everyone, so grab your flatmates and head out to the feast!
Location: 66 Grainger St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5JG
Price: £5- £7
Pancake Day is everyday at Creams!
Creams have an extensive menu when it comes to pancakes or, as they call them, crepes. Considering this is a restaurant made specifically for desserts it isn’t surprising that they have a multitude of choices, as well as the option of being served hot or cold.
Opt for a classic Pancake Day selection with butter, icing sugar and lemon juice. Try their Chocolate Wonder, with milk chocolate sauce and shavings, or indulge in a Banana Burrito Wrap with fresh banana, chocolate sauce, milk chocolate shavings all wrapped up.
If you want to go for something different try the Canadian Crepe, with maple syrup and strawberry slices. They have a range of 12 different flavours and toppings so if you want it all head to Creams!
Location: No 4 Queen Street, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3UG
Located near the Quayside, under the Tyne Bridge, Quay Ingredient is a charming little cafe with a great breakfast menu served all day on Saturday and Sunday (and until 11:30am in the week). Their breakfast menu comes in well on budget with a stack of vegetarian and gluten free cinnamon pancakes for just £3.45.
So, whether you are looking for a picturesque little cafe or a vegetarian’s delight, head down to the Quayside because Quay Ingredient is the one for you!
Location: 88 Osbourne Road, Jesmond, Newcastle, NE2 2AP
Price: £5-£6 with toppings
Jam Jar is a very popular food joint amongst the students of Jesmond, so you’ll be happy to know they also do pancakes! You can get a stack for £5 and add bacon, berries or ice cream for £1, so whether you prefer savoury or sweet you’re in luck.
If you’re feeling extra hungry and want to round off early morning lectures with a bottomless brunch, you can order pancakes with a choice of three toppings. Choose from *deep breath* maple syrup, honey, Nutella, lemon juice, ice cream, blueberries, strawberries, bacon, Bueno or Oreo!
Location: 100-102 Clayton St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5PG
Price: £4 – £6
Kaspers is a lot like Creams, so if Creams is busy I usually head over to the alternative. Kaspers specialise in a traditional crepe with sweet and simple butter and sugar. However, if you’re feeling a little more adventurous why not order the Strawberries and Cream Crepe: strawberry slices, strawberry syrup and then a choice of whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.
If strawberry isn’t your thing, don’t worry, they also offer a Nutella Crepe, with a choice toppings such as banana and chocolate. With so many choices, it’d be rude not to have a try of them all!
Location: Unit 166 Grainger Market, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 5AF
La Petite Creperie is a small unit in Grainger Market owned by Julien and Fred, two French men who left their Parisian creperie to share the yummiest, traditional recipies with the rest of the world (lucky us!). Whether you want to try the French classic with butter and sugar or the British classic of lemon and sugar, this is the perfect place to go.
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 my word for it, you have to try out these classic crepes fresh from the experts themselves!
If you can’t make it out (or your student budget won’t allow!) why not make your own with your friends or flat mates in halls? To make basic pancakes you’ll only need some simple ingredients, plain flour, eggs, milk, oil and a choice of toppings.
I hope you enjoyed reading, and more so I hope you get to try out a few of these tasty treats this February!