Where The Pancakes Are – London Bridge SE1

Last weekend I had a date. I met this guy, on Tinder… And yes, please get over it! Nowadays, everyone is using dating apps even those who shouldn’t (Yeah, I am talking to you married guy with two kids and a dog, just looking for fun). No one talks about it unless you are really good friends with someone. It’s a bit like when some girls swear that they don’t masturbate. YEAH RIGHT! Becky, we all know you’re lying. 

Anyway, we decided to meet on Saturday in the afternoon to get something to eat. The guy was nice and handsome, not a catfish (Thank Goodness!), and he seemed to be the kind of person with a good job and his shit together, but for some reason, the situation became awkward (no sparks, I guess). I was feeling so nervous and uncomfortable, I just kept talking about superficial things to fill up those awkward silent moments! 

We were both glad when the food arrived because finally there was an excuse to be quiet. As soon as we finished the food he rushed away saying something about remembering he had something to do and he just evaporated. The abrupt end of this date was a welcome relief, though at the same time I was left thinking “What went wrong?”. I mean everything was normal, he was a really pleasant guy to be with. Have you ever had a date where you felt weird for no apparent reason at all? 

There is a silver lining though. The best part of this miserable date? Going to a really cute place for breakfast/brunch. I know, it was like 4 pm, so technically snack time. 

Where the pancakes are is a very Instagram-able cosy place, with pink backdrops, neat and easy-on-the-eyes designs with a touch of pastel peach highlights. It is only a 10 minutes walk from London Bridge. It’s situated inside a small outdoor street food market, the perfect place for a beer during summer, keep that in mind for the next one.

Since the place is really small, you will probably need to book in advance. The menu isn’t too complicated as you have two sections, sweet and savoury, and there are five to six options for each section and fear not, my vegan friends: they also have a vegan batter for their pancakes! For vegan folks, the choice dwindles down to two options in the whole menu, one of them is a fully loaded  English breakfast so if you are planning to go on a Sunday morning, the risk of starving afterwards is really low. The American classic that I ordered consisted in four savoury pancakes topped with maple syrup, fresh fruit and garnished with a generous sprinkling of icing sugar. The pancake batter is sweet and savoury at the same time, something that left me and my taste buds pleasantly surprised at the well-balanced combination. The pancakes were properly cooked, they were flawless I would say, though to be honest the menu should have had more plant based options!

They opened a few months ago, so they may start adding on a few more options as the time goes by. Though if you like to keep your finger on the pulse and be on top of Londinium’s latest trends, you must check this place out immediately! If not for the pancakes, for the bomb photo op!