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Best of Canberra Taste Off – Pancakes

By Sophia Carlini 1 December 2014 3

Last week I was lucky enough to indulge in two great big stacks of fluffy pancakes. I wasn’t able to find that salted caramel, banana and walnut stack that I was drooling over when I called for nominations last Monday, but I did find something close.

My first stop was Pancake Parlour at 7am on a Friday morning. Lucky I had enticed a friend into meeting me because we were the only two patrons in the parlour… What?! People don’t line up for pancakes before work at 7am?!

There was a lot to choose from, I couldn’t decide between the Alice in Wonderland stack, smothered in chocolate fudge sauce, ice cream and sprinkles, or the “IT” stack of buttered walnuts, vanilla ice cream and a dusting of cinnamon. You can probably already guess … we got both!

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I can confirm that my eyes are bigger than my stomach. We weren’t even half way through our stacks when I called it quits. They were very sweet and both huge servings. The pancakes were fluffy and the toppings were plenty but … I … Just … Couldn’t … Go … on.

I found myself venturing out to the very busy, Common Grounds at Gowrie on Saturday. How has nobody ever told me about this place? It’s very Melbournesque, with a big black and white graffiti feature wall; the perfect place to meet friends for brunch. I just have to say, my coffee was perfect and the pancakes were humungous and so tasty (the photo just doesn’t do them justice). I was presented with two massive pancakes, topped with maple syrup, fresh cream, strawberries and two big scoops of vanilla ice cream! They were the perfect pancakes.

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Without sounding terribly negative, there just wasn’t anything that I really loved about the Pancake Parlour experience. Common Grounds is hands down the place to get your pancake fix!

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Genie 11:16 am 02 Dec 14

You missed out by not going to Ricardos at Jamo Shops.

sepi 1:14 pm 01 Dec 14

Ainslie shops does a nice crepe with salted caramel and apple.

Holden Caulfield 12:15 pm 01 Dec 14

Thanks for the review.

As for Common Grounds, you should read The RiotACT. 😉

http://the-riotact.com/weekend-cafe-hot-spot-common-grounds-gowrie-shops/132281

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