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The Pancake Parlour at Knox City, Wantirna South

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by Naomi Parry (subscribe)
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Published September 10th 2015
Pancakes as only the Pancake Parlour can make
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"Coming of Age"

It's a long time since I entered the doors into a Pancake Parlour. During the 1970s. the Pancake Parlour (which began its life in Adelaide during the 1960s) finally arrived in Melbourne. There were two restaurants, one in Market Lane and the other in the Bourke Street Mall. It was a totally new concept for Melbourne - a place to meet with friends and to enjoy that favourite of favourites - pancakes. Oh, and what pancakes!

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The Pancake Parlour, Knox City

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Interior Pancake Parlour, Knox City

Fast forward to 2015, and finally the Pancake Parlour has opened its new restaurant in the Westfield Knox Ozone Precinct (opposite JB Hi-Fi), Entrance 4 from the Burwood Highway. Situated in Knox City, Wantirna South, the new Pancake Parlour brings with it a range of pancakes too superb to even begin to describe.

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Front Door to Pancake Parlour

The day I ventured through their front door, I was amazed at how the Pancake Parlour have taken their "image" to higher levels. A very tasteful fit-out with a welcoming door and then interior, the Pancake Parlour has one wall of subtle mirrors that suggest the restaurant is twice its size. There is a feeling that the environment is conducive to happy times for young people; relaxing times for family get-togethers; party celebrations of one kind or another for anyone and everyone, and in my case on the day I visited with a small group of friends, a section that allows older people to enjoy the ambience without any added noise.

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Golden Balls

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Interior Pancake Parlour, Knox City

The seating, available in both booths or at tables and chairs, as well as the lighting is subdued but very effective and comfortable. The booths have black leather-look seats and studded backing, while the chairs at the tables are mainly Bentwood-like chairs.

There are subtle copper highlights throughout the restaurant, along the walls, and especially in the beautiful copper balls floating from the ceiling.

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Interior Pancake Parlour, Knox City

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Interior Pancake Parlour, Knox City

The menu at Pancake Parlour speaks for itself. The descriptions of all items on the menu tempt the taste buds; whether savoury or sweet, or as desired. There is Drink menu "From the Bar".

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Lunch & Dinner

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Lamb Crepes

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Tiramisu Pancakes

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Barramundi Pancake

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From the Bar

The outside eating area is protected from the road, and has heating elements that take the chill from the air. This area is also fitted with comfortable booths.

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Outside Eating Area

I have to mention the toilets because they are easily identifiable with colourful doors and logos, and on the day of my visit were very bright, clean and tidy.

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For those people who aren't quite sure what a pancake is, the definition in the dictionary is as follows: "A thin, flat cake of batter, fried on both sides in a pan and typically rolled up with a sweet or savoury filling." It seems Australians prefer to have their pancakes flat. Especially when it comes to stacks, and that's another subject to talk about.

The Pancake Parlour is located at Kox City Ozone (Opposite JB Hi-Fi), in Entrance 4 from Burwood Highway, Wantirna South.
Telephone: 9801 4244

The hours of the Pancake Parlour - Open from 8am to 3am EVERYDAY! (Excluding Christmas Day)
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Why? Because an exotic pancake should never be missed
Phone: (03) 9801 4244
Where: Pancake Parlour, Knox City, Wantirna South
Your Comment
What did you think of the pancakes themselves??
by Maria M (score: 2|661) 2047 days ago
Interesting decor, it seem less focussed on children than others I have been to, which would be a shame.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8059) 2046 days ago
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