‘Where The Pancakes Are’ review, Pancake Day 2015

We went along to the preview of Where the Pancakes Are, a special Shrove Tuesday pop-up event in Hackney. Here's our review.

Tuesday February 17 sees the annual crepe-athon sweep the nation. If you fancy a change from flipping your sugar and lemon-drizzled favourites at home, then make your way to Where The Pancakes Are.


A pop-up pancake café serving seasonal pancakes, crepes and waffles, Where The Pancakes Are has set up stall at the Proud Archivist in Hackney (February 14-22), and will open permanently at a different site in London later in the year. Expect unusual flavours (kumquat and Cointreau cream, anyone?) and healthier options such as waffles made from Shipton Mill’s buckwheat flour, coconut oil and both gluten- and dairy-free options.

For those with a sweet tooth, we recommend the pancakes with elderflower syrup and fresh berries. Rather than drowning the pancakes in a thick, sugary syrup to leave you with a soggy mess, the light elderflower syrup is just enough to add a sophisticated sweetness to your fluffy pancakes.

If you prefer something savoury, the 1,000 baby greens pancakes is a great option. We doubt that they actually pack in 1,000 different greens, but you definitely get a dose of your 5-a-day, along with a touch a spice. We loved the lime and coriander butter on top, too.


Enjoy under the shelter of a beautiful, purpose-built wooden structure, complete with stylish lanterns. Not to be missed.

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