8 perfect pancake spots in Victoria

8 perfect pancake spots in Victoria


Who doesn’t love pancakes? Whether you want them for breakfast or brunch, here at Tasting Victoria we have composed a list of eight spots in the city to check out for various kinds of tantalizingly delicious and fluffy pancakes!

Jam Cafe

Jam Cafe, one of the most popular brunch spots in Victoria, is home to an array of explosively delicious eats, including a selection of pancakes. Currently, Jam Cafe is serving its carrot cake pancakes (see image), its cinnamon bun pancakes, banana walnut pancakes, and blueberry hill pancakes! Pick your poison at Jam and you surely won’t be disappointed. Sweet, savoury, and absolutely delicious delights are to be had at this cafe and restaurant. 

542 Herald St., Victoria

Spoons Diner

Not only does Spoons Diner offer an array of breakfast and brunch options, but it also serves up some seriously good lunch items. When it comes to pancakes, Spoons has not only one but three different kinds on its menu. Choose from the Saxe Point Berry Stack served with berry compote, or try out the Cinn City Cakes with cinnamon and sweet cream cheese. Last but not least, try the classic pancake, the Willow served with butter and maple syrup. 

2915 Douglas St., Victoria

Shine Cafe

This popular cafe and restaurant wouldn’t be complete without serving up some seriously delicious pancakes. Shine Cafe is currently serving its “famous pancake,” which is served with the classic combo: butter and pure maple syrup. You can also choose from the selection of add-ons; blueberries, raspberries, bananas, toasted pecans, and chocolate chips. You can also try the “peachy keen pancakes,” two fluffy stacked pancakes topped with cardamom-poached peaches and whipped cream! 

1324 Blanshard St., Victoria
1548 Fort St., Victoria

John’s Place Restaurant

John’s Place has been a beloved breakfast and lunch spot in Victoria for almost 40 years and continues to shine with classic brunch choices alongside unique dishes to excite any breakfast food lover. John’s Place serves its classic original pancakes—these all-time pancakes can be served with an array of toppings, including fresh strawberries, yogurt, and Nutella spreads. 

723 Pandora Ave., Victoria

Frankie’s Modern Diner

Frankie’s is yet another great place in Victoria to enjoy brunch goodies, including pancakes. Enjoy the classic buttermilk pancakes served with butter and maple syrup. If you wish to add a little something extra to your pancakes, choose from whipped cream, fresh strawberries, or berry compote—or select all three for the ultimate pancake!

910 Government St. Unit 38, Victoria

Nourish Kitchen & Cafe

If you’re looking to try something unique and different when it comes to the classic pancake, then you’ll love what Nourish Kitchen and Cafe has to offer. This farm-to-table, ingredient-conscious restaurant offers its sleeping beauty pancakes: spiced oatmeal pancakes, fruit compote, whipped cream, cacao and pumpkin seeds, and maple syrup. These divine pancakes can be ordered with delicious sides such as a poached egg or HAUS sausage.

225 Quebec St., Victoria

Fuego Old Town Eatery

This popular brunch spot in Victoria, located inside the iconic Market Square, features everything from breakfast plates to Mexican staples. This breakfast restaurant also does not disappoint when it comes to its selection of pancakes. Fuego Old Town Eatery is serving its sweet churro pancakes served with caramelized apples and chocolate drizzle. If you’re in the mood for a fruity pancake, try Fuego’s Mango Mama pancakes with fresh mint, mango, and blueberry coulis. And for the ultimate pancake, you can drool over, try the Fuego pancakes, topped with pulled pork, pickled red onions, caramelized apples, and blueberry coulis. 

1435 Store St., Victoria


What’s our hot take on Rebar? It’s their hotcakes! These deliciously fluffy whole wheat buttermilk blueberry hotcakes are served with the two classics: butter and Canadian maple syrup. If you’re looking for a bit of extra protein, add a couple of eggs on the side. Curious to know how similar yet different hotcakes are to pancakes? They are a type of griddle cake that are typically thicker than a normal pancake. You can enjoy Rebar’s yummy hotcakes along with a menu filled with healthy, sweet, and savoury dishes.

50 Bastion Square, Victoria

Written by

Tessa Cowan

Writer at Tasting Victoria