Pancake Tuesday Recipe and the city's best pancake places

Pancakes have apparently been delighting bellies since the Stone Age. Luckily, they’ve remained a relatively foolproof crowd pleasure that has stood the test of time. In preparation for Pancake Tuesday, we’ve pulled together an easy peasy pancake recipe. Get some topping inspo from the local cafes below, or head on over to pop your feet up to be treated to something a bit spesh.


Prep 5 m

Cook 15 m

Ready In 20 m


2 cups all-purpose | plain flour

4 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups milk (plus up to 1/4 cup extra if needed)

1/4 cup melted butter

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

1 large egg


1. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl and mix - flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

2. Whisk wet ingredients separately - milk, cooled melted butter, vanilla extract and egg.

3. Make a well in the middle of the dry mixture and gently fold wet ingredients until smooth (add extra milk if you find the batter is too thick).

4. Heat and grease your non-stick pan with a little butter.

5. Pour 1/4 of a cup of batter into the pan. When bubbles appear on the surface and the underside is golden, flip with a spatula until both sides are golden.

6. Repeat with the rest of the batter.

7. Top with generous amounts of all your favourite toppings and enjoy! 

Pancake pit stops

Diaspora Kouzina

250 Pulteney Street, Adelaide

Diaspora pancakes

Buttermilk Pancake toppings: puffed wild rice, ION white chocolate, strawberry, coconut sorbet

If you’ve ever felt an unexplainable pull down Pulteney Street, it’s probably the waft of delicious baked goods from Diaspora Kouzina. The patisserie/bakery/café opened its doors in 2018, bringing authentic home style Greek food to the heart of the CBD.

Public Cafe

12 Franklin Street, Adelaide

Public cafe pancakes
photo-icon Public Cafe

Buttermilk Pancake toppings: caramelised fruit, passionfruit curd, seeds, maple cream

Public’s light-filled chic interior is the perfect backdrop to start the day. Chef, Jamie Glennie pulls together a thoughtful menu, often showcasing the best of seasonal local produce. Grab one of the pastries, which are made in-house daily, to go.

Biga Café

200 Hutt Street, Adelaide

Biga cafe pancakes
photo-icon Biga Café

Vanilla Buttermilk Pancake toppings: lemon mascarpone, fresh fruits, flaked almonds and pure maple syrup

Ease into the day with a visit to Biga Café on leafy Hutt Street. There are plenty of options, from the health conscious to decadently indulgent so there is something for everyone. There’s no need to rush, with the café serving up an all-day breakfast.