Best Pancakes in Brighton & Hove

In honour of the Shrove Tuesday tradition, we took ourselves off on a tour of Brighton's finest pancake joints to unearth the meanest stacks this city has to offer.

We masticated our way through cloud-like layers of buttermilk dough, inhaling big fluffy ones, fruity ones and chicken ones and then we took a long hard look at ourselves and our maple syrup bearing beards in the mirror. Never have we loved our reflection more than in that intimate moment of piggishness.

If like us, you like your eggs folded into a bed of batter in the morning, you’re in the right place. Forget whipping up your own P-Cakes, celebrate the tastiest holiday of the year by digging into the brunch of champions at one of these treasured establishments. Enjoy!

The Breakfast Club

These guys know how to whip up a 10/10 breakfast – clue is in the name. Want something a little more out there than your trad lemon and sugar combo? Their Ringer Stinger is the stack for you.

Our order: Pancake & Berries, Ringer Stinger

The Breakfast Club is celebrating pancake day with a ‘Pub Pancake Specials’ from the 24th February to the 1st March featuring; Ham egg and chips pancakes, Lemon Meringue Mess pancakes, deep-fried cornflake ice-cream and more!

“The Breakfast Club was one of the first places I discovered my love of fluffy pancakes. They’re light as air and the whipped vanilla cream and the berries with the warm compote is the perfect combination. Although they are VERY filling and I’m yet to fully finish one” – Zoe

Find it: 16-17 Market St, Brighton, BN1 1HH

Jo & Co

Anywhere with a five stack offering on the menu is getting a big fat flippin’ yes from us. Jo & Co buttermilk pancakes come loaded with Greek yoghurt (or vanilla ice cream, the choice is yours) and festooned with fresh berries, so there’s zero chance of going home hungry round here.

Our order: Buttermilk pancakes.

Jo & Co are going all out for pancake day with a special menu featuring the most delicious selection of Buttermilk pancakes with the following toppings; Nutella, banana, hazelnuts and Sussex ice-cream company vanilla ice cream. Coconut yogurt, apple & cinnamon compote. Brighton Sausage company smoked streaky bacon, maple syrup, Sussex ice-cream company maple and pecan ice-cream. Smoked salmon, dill, creme fraiche and capers

“Jo & Co is a new one on my favourites list! We went a few months back and the pancakes were so delicious I find myself thinking about them on the regular. With a lovely setting and even more lovely owners, it’s the perfect spot for brunch (and absolutely divine pancakes)”Zoe

Find it: 115 Church Road, Hove, BN3 2AF


Six is one of Brighton’s Insta-famous eateries and it certainly hits the sweet spot for its classy interiors and homemade plant-based pancakes.

Pick from Nutella and banana, berry compote, fresh berries, maple syrup, chantilly cream and seeds, or go classic with maple syrup and crispy bacon. Brunch with the girls just got even batter!

Our order: Fresh organic banana & Nutella pancakes

“We love going to Six when we’re in Hove, it’s such a vibrant place to go for brunch and the menu is great. Their pancakes are delicious, especially if you love a classic banana and Nutella (don’t we all). They also do a bottomless brunch which is a bit of a hit with a lot of my friends!” – Zoe

Find it: 102 Western Road, Hove, BN3 1FA

The New Club

Hailed one of the best brunch spots in the country, The New Club already had our attention long before we face-planted their pancakes. A mash-up of LA style, NYC grub, beats, beards and tats, this place oozes urban cool. Tuck into their delicious caramelised banana pancakes complete with hazelnut crumb and soak up the impressive view of Brighton’s iconic West Pier.

Our order: Caramelised banana and streaky smoked bacon pancakes with a bloody mary!

“We eat at The New Club A LOT. They do the best roasts and the best breakfasts too, so you could say they just completely nail all food. The caramelised banana pancakes are an absolute must if you visit on the weekends and the tall ceilings and open, spacious vibe with a view of the sea is the best setting for any meal.”Zoe

Find it: 132-133 Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2HH

Nowhere Man

If you like your P Cakes with a side serving of great music, house plants and eclectic decor, take yourself off the beaten track to this delightfully retro-chic hideaway. Relax in the laid-back 70s inspired living room-cum-café and deliberate over one of their many toppings. Unpretentious pancakes are their superpower!

Our order: Banana filled pancakes with chocolate and maple syrup butter

“Nowhere man has so much choice for pancakes there will definitely be something for everyone in your group! There’s a really cool retro vibe in here and it’s a much more casual dining experience. I love the banana and chocolate pancakes the best– Zoe

Find it: 53 Upper North Street, Brighton, BN1 3FH

Starfish & Coffee

The Starfish & Coffee pancakes are the stuff of legend. They boast an impressive circumference, delicate doughy innards and generous toppings – well worth marching up to the top of the whopping great hill to reach them.

Our order: Fruit pancakes

“This is a new find on the list of pancakes and it’s a bloody good’un. The dusting of cinnamon really adds something and the pancakes themselves are so fluffy and such a generous size! I also love the cafe itself as its super light and airy and situated right next to Queens Park for a post-pancake stroll”Zoe

Find it: 32 Egremont Pl, Brighton, BN2 0GA


These guys know how to pull out all the stops when it comes to their pancakes. Expect deliciously fluffy American style cakes accompanied with your choice of banana and toffee sauce, blueberry and maple syrup or free-range bacon. Shrove Tuesday – completed it mate.

Our order: Vegan and gluten-free pancakes

Moksha is such a good place to go for brunch with so many options! Their pancakes have blueberries IN THEM and they also offer a vegan and gluten free option!” – Zoe

Find it: 4-5 York Pl, Brighton, BN1 4GU

Trading Post

Best known for their artisan coffee roasted on-site, Trading Post sure know how to handle their dough too. Complement your cup of Joe with their sweet ‘n’ savoury smoked back bacon pancakes. They’re wickedly tasty!

Our order: Smoked back bacon pancakes

“Another regular spot for me and my friends, we love Trading Post! It’s super spacious set on two floors and the menu is full of gems. The perfect place to meet friends on the weekend, drink all the coffee and have all the cosy chats” – Zoe

Find it: 36 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AB

The Ivy

Located in a snazzy grade II listed old post office, The Ivy is all about the opulence. Big windows, parquet flooring, rich jewel-toned seating and a Gatsby-esque art deco onyx bar, it’s a maximalist’s dream.

Their traditional pancakes come perfectly presented, garnished with juicy berries and drizzled in warm strawberry sauce. HOT DAYUM. If you’re in the market for a sophisticated stack, The Ivy’s your answer.

Our order: Hot buttermilk pancakes with fruit

“It’s impossible for me to tell you which of these pancakes is my favourite because that would be like asking me to choose between Nala and Alfie. They’re all just SO GOOD. However, I will definitely say these are in my top 3 because they’re such a good size and don’t feel as filling. The warm compote is heavenly!” – Zoe

Find it: 51A Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF

Café Coho

Another one of Brighton’s proudly indie cafes serving up some of the finest pancakes in town, every day of the week. With three locations around the city, you’ll never be far away from one of their phenomenal stacks.

Our order: Greek yoghurt pancakes

Cafe Coho is such a warm and inviting place. They do some epic breakfast options and their pancakes are next level! I love eating in here– Zoe

Find it: 53 Ship Street, Brighton, BN1 1AF

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Have you visited any of these pancake spots? Which one’s your favourite?