If you live in Victoria you know brunch is a big deal.
Every weekend, locals line up to catch up with friends and indulge in their favourite breakfast foods.
One of the most universally loved breakfast foods are pancakes. These fluffy, warm discs of delight are constantly being served up, and local restaurants love to try coming up with new creative variations.
In no particular order, here are nine of the best pancake breakfasts Victoria has to offer:
Jam Cafe is not only a brunch favourite; it’s a favourite for pancake lovers.
Their triple-stack Blueberry Hill Pancakes are topped with blueberry sauce or house made lemon curd.
Two other varieties also come in triple-stacks: triple-stack Banana Walnut Pancakes, topped with caramelized bananas and walnuts, and cinnamon bun pancakes, topped with maple butter and cream cheese icing.
Jam Cafe’s Pulled Pork Pancakes are double stacked, layered with pulled pork, maple bourbon BBQ glaze, pickled cabbage, jalapeno sour cream, green onions and cilantro.
Finally, the Full Monty Pancakes are plain pancakes served with maple butter.
- Location: 542 Herald Street
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday to Sunday
Fuego Old Town Eatery has a whole new take on pancakes. From sweet to savoury, there is something for everyone.
Their Sweet Churro pancakes include cinnamon and sugar, caramelized apples and chocolate sauce.
Try the Mango Mama pancakes for a topping of fresh mango and blueberry coulis, syrup and fresh mint.
The Fuego pancakes are a mix of sweet and savory with roasted pork, caramelized apples, pickled red onion and blueberry coulis.
Fuego’s Benny and the Cakes breakfast includes a choice of pancakes paired with an eggs benny, hash browns and bacon or avocado.
- Location: 1435 Store St
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., daily
Nourish Cafe is perfect for a healthier pancake option. The Sleeping Beauty Pancakes are spiced oat pancakes topped with house whipped cream, seasonal compote, bee pollen sprinkles, and maple syrup.
- Location: 225 Quebec Street
- Hours: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily, except closed on Tuesdays.
All Blue Fox Cafe pancakes are served in a triple stack, you won’t leave hungry!
The options include Double Stacked Pancakes which are served with whipped butter, Saigon cinnamon and powdered sugar.
Apples Charlotte pancakes are served with house stewed brown sugar Ambrosia apples, Saigon cinnamon, fresh whipped cream, nutmeg and maple syrup.
Ohana! Banana Cream pancakes are topped with roasted nuts, caramelized brown sugar battered bananas, sour cream, fresh nutmeg, Saigon cinnamon, maple syrup)
Oranges del Sol pancakes are topped with vanilla bean cream, fresh navel oranges, roasted nuts and triple sec syrup.
- Location: 919 Fort Street
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
Spoons Diner offers three delicious pancake options!
The Saxe Point Berry Stack is served with sweet cream cheese, berry compote and whipped cream. The Willow is served plain with syrup and butter. The Cinn City Cakes are a triple stack, layered with sweet cream cheese and topped with an icing glaze.
- Location: 2915 Douglas Street
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., daily
Shine Cafe’s ‘Famous Pancakes’ are served as a double or triple stack with real butter and pure maple syrup. You also have the option to choose 2 add-ons from blueberry, raspberry, banana, toasted pecans, and chocolate chips.
- Locations: 1324 Blanshard Street and 1548 Fort Street
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily
Floyd’s Diner’s Classic Lumbercakes are served in a double or triple stack with butter and syrup. You can also add pure maple syrup, bourbon maple syrup or lemon curd and strawberry sauce for an additional charge
- Location: 332 Menzies Street
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily
Rebar offers a double stack of whole wheat blueberry buttermilk hotcakes.
- Locations: 50 Bastion Square
- Hours: 11:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday
Let’s be honest, brunch in Victoria can be pricey. If you’re on a bit of a pancake budget, or you want them late into the night, Denny’s is your answer.
Pancake options include Choconana pancakes, cinnamon roll pancakes, double berry banana pancakes, and salted caramel and banana cream pancakes
- Location: 3100 Douglas Street
- Hours: 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., daily