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7 ways to celebrate National Pancake Day at the best eateries in Victoria

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Also known as Johnnycakes, griddle cakes or hotcakes, this batter-made breakfast item dates back more than 30,000 years. 

In fact, it may be the oldest breakfast food in history, spanning as far back as the Stone Age and even found in the stomach of Otzi the Iceman, whose human remains are estimated to be 5,300 years old.

Before you indulge in the delicious day, we’ve put together four of our favourite pancake facts so you can impress your friends and family this National Pancake Day:

  • The Romans made the first recorded pancakes. Known as Alita Dolcia they date back to the 1st Century AD.
  • The Olney pancake race has been running since 1445. This race takes place in the village near Milton Keynes every year.
  • Every year Brits use around 52 million eggs on Pancake Day. That’s way above the usual daily average of 30 million.
  • The world’s biggest pancake was 15 metres wide. It was only 2.5cm thick and was made in Rochdale in 1994.

Without further ado, here are seven ways you can munch on culinary history by participating in National Pancake Day this Tuesday, February 21st!

John’s Place 

  • Where: 723 Pandora Avenue
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Frankie’s Modern Diner 

  • Where: 910 Government Street 
  • When:
    • Monday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Tuesday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Jam Cafe 

  • Where: 542 Herald Street
  • When: 
    • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. 
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Spoons Diner

  • Where: 2915 Douglas Street
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Blue Fox Cafe

  • Where: 919 Fort Street
  • When: 
    • Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    • Closed Wednesdays
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cherries Breakfast Bistro

  • Where: 4144 Wilkinson Road
  • When: 
    • Monday to Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Shanzee’s Biscuit Cafe

  • Where: 529 Pandora Avenue
  • When: Monday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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