Best Hotcakes Dishes in Melbourne
Best hotcakes in Melbourne? Dessert for breakfast? Melbourne is enjoying a wave of hotcakes, one of the most delicious and grammable dishes on the Melbourne brunch scene. Here are our 7 favourites:
Stovetop - Carlton
Hotcake with nutella and ice cream and fresh berries is always a good idea and a feature at Stovetop cafe in Carlton. It's indulgence all the way in this cafe popular with locals and students alike in the education district.
Top Paddock - Richmond
The Blueberry & Ricotta Hotcake with berries, maple syrup, seeds & cream. Top Paddock is a perrenial favourite when it comes to hotcakes in Melbourne. (Also check out The Kettle Black). Rick and rewarding its a hit record with blueberries imbedded in the hotcakes themselves. A real crowd pleaser with perfectly cooked hotcakes and the sure winner of maple syrup, as well as quality elements of fruit and seeds, with edible flowers to boot. Thr cream is tastefully done, as thick and mouth watering. Presentation is first class - what's not to like about this? Rustic, sweet, rewarding.
Rustica Canteen - Brunswick, Hawthorn, CBD
OK - this is more of a waffle - but it rocks! Wholemeal waffle with Chai Poached Apples, Salted Caramel Mascarpone, Candie Puffed Quinoa, and Flaked Almonds. So beautifully balanced and delightfully presented from this trendsetting cafe group. We've followed Rustica's journey from when they first started and took a tour of their Brunswick facility early on. It was apparent the bakery was a bakery of distinction and they've forged an exciting path as a bakery cake - or is that cake bakery. It's all quality!
Smith St Trader - Collingwood
A popular dish is the Blueberry Buttermilk Hotcakes featuring seasonal fruit, mascarpone, honey and maple syrup. These hotcakes are delicious, served as a stack rather than the one big circular hot cake you get at some other cafes. In fact these hotcakes are quite thick, more like cakes than pancakes. With blueberry infused in the mix, I loved it all. Pour some maple syrup over the top, and take some cream and fresh fruit, and you have a serious dish. Another indulgent dish, which also went with my cocktail.
Richard Hands was a top bartender in London and is great engaging with customers. He loves to invest his time looking after customers - you don't always get such attention in other establishments. The World Loves Melbourne loves it when owners get hands on, and Richard has the savvy to match. He told me that Smith St can be unpredictable - busy then a bit quiet then suddenly a few groups walk in - you have to be ready at all times for a customer surge.