Restaurant Review: Where The Pancakes Are. If you love buttermilk pancakes and Dutch babies then you must get yourself along to Flat Iron Square which is where these pancakes are. It’s the perfect spot if you’re looking for pancake in SE1 or breakfast places on Southwark Bridge Road.
“Soak up the buzzy atmosphere of Flat Iron Square while you bite into fabulously fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with sweet or savoury ingredients, it’s a great way to spend an hour!”
Where The Pancakes Are Menu
These pancakes are created using Shipton Mills organic flour and buckwheat flour with high welfare eggs and buttermilk. If you’d prefer a vegan, dairy-free and wheat free alternative batter, they have your back! The maple syrup is 100% pure so you’re in for a real treat. Homeboy and I have eaten here a few times and it’s always delicious.
Vegan Breakfast Pancakes With Fried Eggs
If you’re in the mood for something savoury try the Welsh Rarebit with mature cheddar and grilled spring onions. The 1000 Baby Greens tasted healthy thanks to the abundance of baby leaves with spring onions, lime-coriander butter, green chili and cumin. The Breakfast option features a fried egg, Swaledale Butcher’s streaky bacon and sausage, roasted cherry tomatoes, Portobello mushroom and baked beans. The Vegetarian Breakfast alternative substitutes the meat for halloumi and roasted peppers. The Vegan dish is super tasty. Yes, these all come with pancakes and often pure maple syrup.
1000 Baby Greens
If you have a sweet tooth you really must try the Hummingbird which is a pretty plate of cinnamon poached pineapple, house cream, lime syrup with zest, pomegranate and toasted coconut … need I say more! The Banana Praline Marshmallow is also a winner with banana, hazelnut sunflower cocoa nib praline and oddly enough basil marshmallow. You get to choose chocolate or sea salted caramel sauce as well! Other sweet pancakes come with English strawberries, forest berries or you can keep things simple with maple syrup and butter or lemon and sugar.
There are a couple of Dutch Babies which is an American interpretation of an old German dish and nothing to do with Holland as the Dutch name would imply. It looks rather like a Yorkshire pudding and is oven baked which takes approximately twenty minutes. Choose between one with apples, berries and a scoop of vanilla ice cream or the savoury with dill, rocket, salted yoghurt, smoked paprika-chili butter and poached egg.
Banana Praline Marshmallow
Drink options include regular coffees, specialty coffees (turmeric and cinnamon latte), teas, hot chocolate, cold pressed juices, cocktails (lavender fused gin tonic), wines, beers and ciders. To give you the idea of prices, the Savoury Pancakes are priced £10.50-13, Sweet Pancakes are £6-9.25 and Dutch Babies are £10-13.
Where The Pancakes Are Interiors
Here is Where You’ll Find The Pancakes!
The restaurant is situated in the arches at Flat Iron Square which is home to street food stalls, food trucks, bars and an entertainment space. There are a few tables outside which is perfect for people watching. At the weekend you can browse the Flea Market which includes gifts, lighting, furniture, clothing, curiosities, posters and more. Venture inside and you will find a calm space clad in blonde wood with a few hanging plants and amazing lighting. There is a mezzanine area under the arched ceiling. You’ll find the toilets towards the back or you can use the facilities in Flat Iron.
Where The Pancakes Are Information
Flat Iron Square
To find out more about the restaurant go to the Where The Pancakes Are Website. The address is Arch 35a, Flat Iron Square, 85a Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ. The nearest stations are Borough or London Bridge. Current opening times listed are Monday to Wednesday 8am until 6pm, Thursday and Friday 8am until 9pm, Saturday 9am until 9pm and Sunday 9am until 6pm.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: Homegirl London. Thanks: Homeboy for dining with me.