Whether you’re an American-style pancake lover, craving crepes or falling over yourself for flapjacks, Cape Town has a spot to satisfy your yearnings, be it for sweet or savoury battered treats.

So, grab your loosest pair of pants and head out to these local spots to fill your belly.

1. Swan Café 

 

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Last week we ran a poll to decide which of our new sweet crêpes will make our summer menu. Between our Heritage Day special, the Peppermint Crisp, homemade caramel and artisanal vanilla ice cream (a very traditional South African delight!) and our new French creation, the Ferrero Rocher, Swan salted caramel and decadent Nutella… we have our winner! And here it is… introducing the Ferrero Rocher… coming very soon to a French crêperie near you ?? #swancafecapetown #capetown #capetowneats #capetowncafe #creperie #crepes #pancakes #crêpe #summermenu #frenchfood #frenchcuisine #crêpes #instafood #capetownmagazine #lovecapetown #capetowncrepes #swancafe #swancafect #frenchfood #parisstyle #loveyourwork #lovemyhood #capetowneastcity #buitenkant #harrington #dessert #capetowndessert #capetowncafe #nutella #ferrerorocher

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Prepare yourself for a decadent and authentic French-inspired experience and make your way to Swan Café.

Their crepes are second to none with flavour options from sweet salted caramel, Nutella and Ferrero Rocher to savoury Gypsy ham, Bechamel sauce, Emmental, and Gruberg cheese.

Strong coffee and a selection of loose leaf teas are on offer to complete your crepe experience.

Contact: 079 454 4758

Address: Corner Buitenkant and Barrack Street Cape Town, 8001

Website: www.swancafe.co.za

 

2. Jarryds Eatery

 

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Treat yourself to a near-tumbling tower of pancakes at Jarryds Eatery in Sea Point.

There’s a pancake for every palate at Jarryds, from classic options to more adventurous candy floss-topped stacks.

Pair your battered treats with some of the eatery’s unforgettable coffee.

Contact: 060 748 0145

Address: 90 Regent Road Sea Point Cape Town, Western Cape 8005

Website: www.esthg.com/jarryds

 

3. Skinny Legs Café

If you’re looking for a spot where you can treat yourself to a more health conscious options, Skinny Legs is the place.

Try the Buckwheat Pancakes served with minted pea puree, creamed feta and rose harissa.

The freshly-squeezed juices at Skinny Legs are fantastic and great for pairing with this healthier option.

Contact: 021 423 5403

Address: 70 Loop Street Cape Town, Western Cape 8001

Website: www.skinnylegscafe.co.za

 

4. Guilio’s Café

 

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Go all out and indulge yourself at Guilio’s Café with its calorie-packed, oh-so-delectable Nutella Pancakes.

You can also try their Toffee and Banana sauce pancakes topped with bacon, or the classic maple syrup option topped with berries.

The pancakes here are especially thick, American style, and some might liken them to flapjacks, but no matter your opinion they’re still undeniably delicious.

To make your meal here even more indulgent, add one of the café’s many milkshakes to your hefty serving.

Contact: 021 418 6304

Address: 16 Loop Street corner Riebeek Street, Cape Town 8001

Website: www.giulios.co.za

 

5. Scheckter’s Raw

If you’re looking for a flapjack/pancakes spot that ticks all the sustainability boxes, get your fix at Scheckter’s Raw.

Chow down on some 100% organic Matcha or Pumpkin Pie flapjacks for that extra energy boost.

Scheckter’s also offers delightful coffees and juices made with sustainable vegan alternatives.

Contact: 021 434 1364

Address: 98 Regent Road, Seapoint Sea Point, Western Cape, South Africa 8001

Website: www.schecktersraw.com

 

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Aimee Pace

Aimee is an avid gamer, enthusiastic yogi and animal lover. Addicted to anime, coffee and plant-based meals. Current favourite pastimes include, sewing and learning Japanese.