Ah, the pancake. Stoutly stacked, the sweet and fluffy pancake is a breakfast staple, and for good reason. The basic pancake is simple to make, yet the possible pancake permutations are endless. You’ve got the classics like banana pancakes and blueberry pancakes. In Hawaii, macadamia nut pancakes commonly pop-up on cafe menus. But beyond these #basic pancakes is a movement toward more intricate pancakes with much more vivid flavor profiles. In this 5 To Try, we highlight 5 of the most creative, drool-worthy, and instagrammable pancakes on the island. Hungry? You will be after you read this post.
Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, WARD VILLAGE. The famous Milk & Cereal Pancakes. Is it weird that I’ve had dreams about these pancakes. It’s true, oh so true. These pancakes from Scratch are pancake perfection. Now, bring on that milk syrup sauce!
Scratch Kitchen & Meatery
1170 Auahi St.
Honolulu, HI 96816
Herringbone, WAIKIKI. My absolute favorite breakfast item at Herringbone: The Ray Ray Pancakes. The perfect texture of the pancakes pair well with the lilikoi butter syrup. Expect these pancakes to be oozing with sweetness. I don’t think you’ll be able to find better pancakes in Waikiki. So unbelievably good.
2330 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
Moena Cafe, HAWAII KAI. Say hello to Moena Cafe’s famous Strawberry & Milk Pancakes. If you like strawberries and cream then you will absolutely adore these pancakes. I’ve said before that these pancakes are like eating strawberry Pocky, but better and in pancake form.
Koko Marina Center
7192 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, HI 96825
BASALT, WAIKIKI. Charcoal pancakes? Yes, they sound unusual, but as the old adage goes, don’t knock them till you’ve tried them. These buttermilk pancakes feature a sweet strawberry guava sauce along with whipped cream and berries…and they even give you more of the delectable strawberry guava sauce because of course you’ll want more. The black color of the pancakes comes from coconut ash made from the shells of actual coconuts.
2255 Kuhio Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
YogurStory, WAIKIKI. Of all the restaurants mentioned on this list, Yogurstory is indeed the oldest. That said, their popular and often talked about Okinawan sweet potato pancakes with ube coconut sauce will have you coming back for more.
815 Keeaumoku Street
Honolulu, HI 96814
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