I always find pancakes to be one food that are hard to resist and personally I’ve not come across anyone who doesn’t like this traditional, flat and thin round cake. Pancakes have indeed come a long way and although we already have quite a number of pancake specialty eateries on our sunny little island, perhaps you just have to read on why I think Little Pancakes differs from the rest.
Located at Thomson Imperial Court building along the busy Upper Thomson Road, I wouldn’t relate its location to the word ‘convenient’ but as they all say, it does take some effort to have great food on your table and I think Little Pancakes would be one of such cases where abit of extra effort goes a long way. This relatively cozy eatery can seat around 25 people in full capacity, with breakfast and brunch hours being the time where the place is usually bustling with customers.
Going through its menu, I was quite surprised by the wide range of pancake varieties this place has to offer. First, there’s the Sweet section which has all the offerings that a sweet-tooth would love, such as Going Nutella for You ($6.20) whichi comes with generous serving of the hazelnut spread topped with chocolate chips, wafer cubes, almonds and a scoop of chocolate ice-cream. There’s also the Simple and Sweet ($6.50) for those who love pancakes the simple way.
Under the Savoury section, the Big Fan of All Day Breakfast caught my eye and I couldn’t help but to give it a try.
Big Fan of All Day Breakfast ($10.50)
Served with 10 mini pancakes accompanied with special glazed mini sausages, a slab of butter, scrambled eggs, greens and potato salad. This dish is simply huge! It has all you need for a fulfilling breakfast. If you need something less fulfilling but equally taste, consider their Ham and Cheesy ($8.50) which consists of ham, cheese, potato salad and greens.
My Fruity Pie ($8.90)
Love fruits? My Fruity Pie comes with 10 mini pancakes and also an irresistible fruity combo of peaches, kiwi, strawberries and bananas topped with raisins. All these goodness accompanied with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Interestingly, there’s also a Asian section within the menu which serves pancakes, albeit Singapore style. With interesting names like Singaporeans Unite ($7.50) that has pancakes serve with kaya and butter and condensed milk dip (think kaya-toasts). We ordered the Mr. Bean Turns Red which is recommended and boy, not only this is one good looking dish but also very tasty indeed. If Azuki Beans and Green Tea Ice Cream are your favourite, this is the perfect order to go for.
Mr. Bean Turns Red ($6.50)
Another customer favourite wold be thte Gimme S’more Oreos! ($8.20) which is a pancake dish that serve tributes to the cookie and campfare treat. A sugar-rush item!
What I love about Little Pancakes is that the mini pancakes here are made fresh only upon order, which not only ensures that what you have on your plate are fresh but also piping hot! Truth be told, it does make a huge difference between a hot and lukewarm pancake. All of my orders have the pancakes consistently done and each of them of almost the same size!
If you need extra toppings or sides to go with your orders, extras can be made at $0.80. Ranging from additional maple syrup, gula melaka syrup,marshmallows, etc. Add all you need to enhance the pancake experience!
Little Pancakes also serve up an extensive drinks menu, with offerings such as Floats, Yakult-based drinks, Juices, Tea and Coffee.
Large Cappucino ($4.50) and Medium Hazelnut Latte ($4.00). Simply put, the coffee here exceeds my expectations
Little Pancakes is the place to go to for bite-size, mini pancakes. The extensive menu means that one could easily find something that suits the tastebuds. The location might be a little bit off for some but I still believe its worth the trip coming by here to have a taste of what Little Pancakes has to offer. This is also one cool place to simply have a cup of coffee and chill out with friends and family.
Ratings: 4.0 foodiedoos out of 5.0
200 Upper Thomson Road