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The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
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Published May 9th 2022
Since the original branch was opened in the Adelaide CBD, The Original Pancake Kitchen have opened a few more branches in Adelaide, among them one located at Port Adelaide Plaza Shopping Centre. Despite what its name suggests, The Original Pancake Kitchen also offers a wide range of dishes that do not feature pancakes.

We were delighted that the pancakes offered at this branch were just as light and fluffy as the ones at their original branch. The walnuts in the Hot Buttered Walnuts Pancakes retained their crunch, and the maple syrup and hot butter cooked into a caramel-like sauce that was not too sweet. The cream that came with the pancakes complemented it nicely and additional maple syrup is provided for those that want it sweeter. If you prefer, the cream can be replaced with a scoop of ice cream.

The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide, Hot Buttered Walnuts Pancakes, Adelaide
Hot Buttered Walnuts Pancakes (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Their Cajun Smoked Chicken is one of the dishes that is part of their Smokehouse range, a selection of dishes cooked in a style used in Southern-style barbecue in the United States. The slices of chicken were tender and had a delightful smoky and spicy taste. Chunks of potato acted as a good foil to the Cajun spiced chicken and a side salad provided an element of freshness. A lemon wedge came with the dish to add a hint of sharpness.

The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide, Cajun Smoked Chicken, Adelaide
Cajun Smoked Chicken (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Another dish that is part of the Smokehouse range, the PK's Southern Wings can be ordered in one of three serving sizes to best suit your group. The flesh of the chicken wings was easy to eat off the bones and the crisp coating had a slight smoky flavour to it. For the sauce, we chose the Smoked Hickory BBQ sauce, which had the flavour of a good barbeque sauce. Those that prefer something spicy can instead have PK's Buffalo sauce accompany the wings.

The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide, PK's Southern Wings, Adelaide
PK's Southern Wings (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


Diners have a choice of seating either indoors or at the tables outside. Customers that visit on Tuesdays can indulge in All You Can Eat Pancakes for $16.50 per person.

The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


The Original Pancake Kitchen, Port Adelaide, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: Mon – Weds: 8am – 9pm, Thurs – Sun: 8am – 10pm
Phone: 0423 043 902
Where: Port Adelaide Plaza Shopping Centre, 200 – 220 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide, SA
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