We had breakfast one of the mornings at Pancakes in Paradise just a stone’s throw away from The Watermark Hotel where we were staying at in Surfers Paradise. It was what I believed to be a better version of the Pancake Parlour in Melbourne and around the same level or better than Pancakes on the Rocks in Sydney. Either way, pancakes are beautiful. I can never go past the sweet ones because they are just so appetising! The stacked pancakes sign outside said $8.95 (which has increased in price to $9.50 now) for all you can eat pancakes with whipped butter and maple syrup – what great value! Although it’s probably better for people with big appetites unlike myself.
Inside the store, many colourful hot air balloon decorations can be seen, making the eating experience even more exciting. I felt like a child going on my first hot air balloon flight sitting in one of those stalls, eagerly waiting for my pancakes to arrive.
I, like always decided to order a sweet pancake and this time it was Passion Pancakes for $16.95. It consisted of fresh strawberries and sliced banana on two buttermilk pancakes topped with vanilla ice cream, freshly whipped cream and passionfruit bits. Doesn’t just reading the ingredients make your mouth water? It was indeed delicious. WIth the right amount of sweetness, I finished the whole thing while craving for more. You can see the heart attacks sitting on top though, with the cream piled up that high. I found their pancakes were a bit thicker than the pancakes in Pancake Parlour.
Yuye, like always as well got a savoury meal (Yuye the hater of sweet things). He got an eggs benedict with smoked salmon for $15.95, which is probably his favourite breakfast dish ever. I must say, it was pretty nice. The hollandaise sauce was just the right sour and salty and as you can see from the photo, the pancakes were smothered in sauce! The next worst thing that can happen with a meal, after a bad tasting sauce, is not having enough sauce so Pancakes in Paradise did well in both.
I couldn’t remember what drink I got but Yuye got a tea and like the other pancake restaurants, the tea come from a tea bag so there’s not much I can comment about there.
Overall it was a great breakfast. The waitress who served us was very friendly and helpful, the food was tasty and atmosphere was suitably fun. Give this place a try if you’re on holidays in Surfers Paradise, especially if you’re in that area. I heard it gets busy though so maybe if you’re going during peak times, make a booking beforehand.
Pancakes in Paradise
Phone: (07) 5592 0330
3046 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise QLD