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The Original Pancake Kitchen

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by Jonathan Phoon (subscribe)
I love trying new food and new restaurants. My other passions are Origami www.weekendnotes.com/origami-classes-japan-australia-friendship-association/ and Pokémon www.weekendnotes.com/pokemon-center-tokyo/
Published August 13th 2017
First opened in Adelaide in 1965, The Original Pancake Kitchen is a great place to enjoy a wide range of pancakes at any time of the day. Despite what its name suggests, the restaurant also offers non-pancake dishes such as burgers, fish and chips, and wings for those not in the mood for pancakes.

One of the savoury pancake options available, the German Feast consists of two pancakes served with a kransky sausage, two fried eggs, bacon, a grilled tomato and whipped butter. The pancakes had a delightful fluffy texture and the fried eggs were cooked just right with gooey yolks. We also enjoyed the smoky taste of the bacon and sausage, which was complemented well by the slightly sweet tomato.

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


As its name suggests, the Mozzarella Pancakes features cheese pancakes as opposed to the normal kind, but you can swap it for normal pancakes if you wish. The Tabriz sauce, a sauce made from ground beef, mushrooms and red wine, really contributed to the enjoyment of the dish with its savoury flavour being a good partner to the plainer pancakes. Served with the pancakes was a fried egg done as well as the one in the German Feast and a slice of grilled ham.

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


Great as a snack or a dessert to their savoury items, the apple topping in their Bavarian Apple Pancakes still had a of bite to them, and the cinnamon brought out their flavour without making the dish taste too sweet.

The Original Pancake Kitchen, Bavarian Apple Pancakes, Adelaide
Bavarian Apple Pancakes (Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)


For something a bit more unusual, you could give their IT Pancakes a try. The caramelized bananas were cooked to perfection and the addition of walnuts provided some crunch. The banana sauce also had the right amount of sweetness to tie everything together. All their sweet pancakes come with your choice of cream or ice cream and there is maple syrup provided at each table.

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


To accompany your meal, you can choose from a good variety of hot and cold drinks. One of the more interesting options available is Lemon Lime and Soda which is the restaurant's name for an ice cream float (spider). The décor of the restaurant gave it a cosy feel and the place's close location to a tram and bus stop makes getting there quite easy. It's also within walking distance from Rundle Mall, University of Adelaide and University of South Australia.

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


The Original Pancake Kitchen, Adelaide
(Photographed by Jonathan Phoon)
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When: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Phone: 08 8211 7912
Where: 13 Gilbert Place, Adelaide, SA
Cost: About $14 per dish
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