With Pancake Day coming up, we have highlighted just a few of the best places to go and indulge in savoury or sweet treats…
Starting with a homely, family-run café based on Ilkeston Road, we introduce Jo’s Pancake House. Catering for a variety of diets, including lactose-free, gluten-free and vegan pancakes, no one is left out. Bring the family in for a sweet treat and explore the kid’s menu, full of colourful and delicious options. Whether you visit in the morning, lunch or dinner, Jo’s has it all. Why not come by for an ‘all day breakfast’ pancake – savoury yet yummy! To top it off, they also have American style pancakes, from the classics such as golden syrup, maple syrup and chocolate, to modern alternatives such as the strawberry nut.
Situated a stone’s throw from Old Market Square is the French-inspired Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie. Although they are not strictly pancakes, Aubrey’s is renowned for their galettes, a savoury crepe made with buckwheat flour. With a variety of flavours to try, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives – everyone is welcome! On your visit try their savoury range, like the La Complete (ham, egg and emmental) or the La Campagnarde (mushrooms, tomato, ham and emmental). Unsure of what flavour to have? Not to worry as Aubrey’s offers ‘amuse galettes’, a selection of bitesize galettes, like mini tasters. We have already mentioned their savoury menu, but we mustn’t forget, they have sweet galettes too! Aubrey’s Traditional Creperie will be closing after Shrove Tuesday (5th March 2019).
With two locations, one in Sherwood and the other in the City Centre, you have no excuse not to visit The Pudding Pantry. Choose from their menu of tasty pancakes or create your own. Select a topping of your choice, from peanut butter and jam to blueberry compote and maple syrup. On their menu you’ll find their ever-so-delicious combinations, from their ‘banoffee pancakes’ to the ‘blueberry and meringue’ and many more.
Serving mouth-watering desserts since 2009, Creams Café is colourful, vibrant and not to mention a fun place to dine! If you are in the mood for some great tasting crepes, head to Trinity Square where you can enjoy classic flavours or even something a little different. With a selection of both fruity and chocolate options like their ‘peach perfect’ and ‘chocolate spreadology’ you’ll find one perfect for you here. All pancakes are served hot and fresh – heaven!
Located on Maid Marian Way is Kaspa’s, a dessert house, serving both hot and cold desserts. Any combination imaginable, Kaspa’s will most likely have it! Whether you feel like having a well-deserved pudding or skipping dinner in exchange for a sweet treat, this is the place for you! Discover some great combinations on their menu, from traditional crepes to strawberry and cream, caramel and more! Make the most out of your experience and add a few scoops of gelato to your crepe – revolutionary!
We hope you liked our article. However, if you are staying at home this Shrove Tuesday (5th March) then here are some recipes to try.