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Published January 29th 2019
Date Night Adventures with Julia
My partner had not been to The Pancake Parlour before, so I decided we should change that, especially since my partner is a big fan of pancakes.
When we went to the Pancake Parlour at Highpoint, it wasn't very busy at the time, and we were able to have a private nook for ourselves. The atmosphere was peaceful, and it was super enjoyable for me to be able to just sit in a restaurant, and not feel overwhelmed with noise.
The environment is upmarket, the atmosphere is fancy, and the decor is imaginative in the Pancake Parlour signature-style. These are the items that we ordered:
Image Description: a photo of Lemon-Berry pancakes. The Lemon-Berry pancakes consists of a layer of house-made tart lemon custard with raspberry and rhubarb on top of two fluffy buttermilk pancakes topped with vanilla ice-cream, lime zest, and a mint leaf.
Image Description: A silver tray with chrome teapots and a small chrome jug of milk
Pricing: Lemon-Berry pancakes = $19.90 Strawberry pancakes = $19.90 Tea = $5.50 x 2 Total = $50.80
I really enjoyed the lemon and raspberry tart combination with the vanilla ice-cream. The two contrasting flavours really work well together. The pancakes are large and filling. Addition of black tea rounds out the whole meal. My partner's pancakes, the strawberry and maple syrup pancakes, had a good taste contrast as well.
The thing is, the Pancake Parlour is nice, but it's overpriced-nice. The lemon, raspberry, and rhubarb sauce is enjoyable, however, I could get a dessert or sweet brunch meal for two at a local café that was just as good but for a cheaper price.