• The Pancake Parlour - Melbourne Central

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Serves meat, vegan options available. Licensed pancake restaurant chain offering a full vegan menu. Dishes include a variety of sweet and savory plantcakes, a superfood salad, cottage fries, and short or regular stacks with various toppings. Drinks include berry or green power smoothies, Swiss mountain malt, and a nice-cream soda. Reported to close earlier than stated times. Open Mon-Thu 9:00am-11:00pm, Fri 9:00am-12:00am, Sat 8:30am-12:00am, Sun 8:30am-10:00pm.

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17 Reviews

First Review by rachaelcherry


Points +310

07 Apr 2023

Good pancakes, but a little disappointed

The pancakes were really decent portion sizes - I would suggest sharing as my sister and I just couldn’t finish ours. The pancakes themselves were nice and fluffy and served with a vanilla coconut based ice cream.
I tried the Jamaican banana which was nice with caramelised banana slices. My sister had the chocnana crunch which was very rich and too heavy on the peanut butter.
Don’t order coffee here - it tastes like watered down instant coffee personally, and non-dairy milks are an extra $1.50 which I feel is slight price gouging.
The vegan Swiss mountain malt was the highlight of our meal - very tasty, but expensive for the size. A plus was the very quick service.

Pros: Good variety of vegan options , Quick and friendly service , Nice atmosphere with comfy booths

Cons: Coffee was terrible , Expensive



Points +212

06 Feb 2023


Went here as I was craving pancakes and I couldn’t even finish them as the portions were very large! They have a separate vegan menu with both sweet and savoury options. The maple syrup is on the table so you can add as much as you like. There are two or three stack pancake options as well, plus gluten free.

Updated from previous review on 2023-02-06

Pros: Vegan menu, Large portions, Sweet and savoury options


Points +626

27 Jan 2023

A bit disappointed

I used to go there before I went vegan, so I was extremely happy to come back to try this nee vegan menu! But I was disappointed first by the « fries » that actually are not fries but simply potatoes… and with my pancakes as well, even if the crunchy choc and peanut is good, there is no effort for the presentation like they are used to do for the other menu.
It was good but that’s it, I think I won’t come again (even if there is a full vegan menu which is great!)

Pros: Full vegan menu

Cons: Expensive, Less effort in the presentation


Points +1710

16 Dec 2022

pancake parlour!!!!

the new vegan and low-gluten options🤤 also the staff was particularly lovely at this location and happy to answer my questions for my vegan needs! so fun


Points +337

Mostly Veg
17 Oct 2022

Oh man! I have died and gone to heaven!

We were looking for a dessert place after dinner and WOW! So great to find vegan pancakes!

Pros: Big portion size, Friendly quick service , Good vegan options

Cons: On the pricier side, but sharing between 2 ok, You just want to eat more and more!


18 Oct 2022

Let’s face it: They’re ridiculously expensive. Smaller cafes with less revenue don’t charge that much for pancakes


18 Oct 2022

This is true, but you tell me where to find a vegan and gluten free pancake around? I have looked a lot of places!


Points +53

11 Jul 2022

Best vegan pancakes I’ve ever had!

Even better than the ones I make!

Pros: Vegan menu

Cons: Lots of non vegan options unfortunately


Points +647

10 Apr 2022

Great option for everyone

Vegan pancakes are gluten free as well and are delicious
I haven’t had pancakes in years!!
Great option for when eating with omnis


Points +536

28 Mar 2022

Delicious plantcakes and vegan icecream

I tried shortstack plancakes with vegan vanilla icecream and it was beautiful. Just ask for vegan menu.

Pros: Vegan sweet and savoury options available


Points +1035

05 Jan 2022

Very expensive but delicious

You have to ask for the plant-based menu, but rest assured it's there!
Heaps on pancake and drink options on the vegan menu to choose from. I got the strawberry pancakes and my partner got Apple. Absolutely delicious pancakes, perfect fluffy texture. The icecream I believe is house made and was creamy vanilla. The portion size was great too.
We also went with vegan malt drinks which were tasty, but nothing special and way overpriced. I loved it here, but 2 pancake plates and 2 malts came to $75, I probably wouldn't come back unless a special occasion.

Tip: There is a discount code on the nrma app

Updated from previous review on 2022-01-05

Pros: Whole separate plant based menu , Friendly service

Cons: Very expensive


05 Jan 2022

Surely there are nicer places for a special occasion if you’re going to pay through the nose as you do at this place.


Points +6898

27 Nov 2021

Good option when with omni family now make vegan pancakes

27/11/2021 I’ve been back twice recently and they have changed their menu. The salads are gone, I actually liked their salad. anyway they now make proper pancakes. Thick pancakes. I had the choconana one yesterday and it was filling. They also offer short stacks. I had the cheese and potato one and I didn’t find it hit the spot. But a good place to sit somewhere quiet and eat with your family

I’ve been here twice and it’s great that I can come here with my family. The vegan malted milk was delicious. I’ve enjoyed the crepes but I must admit to feeling hungry after eating them. Maybe put salad on the side to make it a bigger serving. I haven’t tried the salads as I want to eat pancakes when eating at the pancake parlour. Thick fluffy pancakes would be good as well. Definitely give them points for trying though and I’m sure ill continue coming with my family, but I’d love them to have some proper vegan pancakes!

Updated from previous review on 2018-01-06

Pros: vegan options

Cons: expensive , crepes only


14 Dec 2021

Didn’t you find the cheese and potato plantcake just f*cking ridiculously expensive at over $28?


16 Dec 2021


Points +52

13 Jan 2020

Very sweet dessert place

Their plantcrepe range is very nice, but it's so sweet! The portion is pretty decent, but it's so expensive that I only eat there if I have a voucher or for their free birthday deal.

Cons: expensive


Points +350

08 Nov 2019

So good!

Being from out of Aus I've never been to this restaurant before but I loved it! Staff were super helpful and friendly, food was served fast and was delicious. Lots of vegan options on a separate vegan menu. Wish we had this in New Zealand!

Cons: None


Points +1433

27 Sep 2019


The Pancake Parlour recently upped their game, expanding their vegan menu from crepes and salad to include the thick, fluffy plantcakes vegans have been waiting for. My partner is vegetarian and LOVES the Pancake Parlour and while it wouldn’t be my first choice, it reminds me of my childhood and I’m glad I can enjoy it with him. We went this week for his birthday. I’m a bit sad that the old Bourke Street restaurant closed before the vegan menu launched but the Melbourne Central restaurant has a similarly eclectic but slightly “updated” decor. As a kid, I loved the savoury pancakes best - I guess I was a weird kid but I’ve never had a huge sweet tooth - so I had to try the potato and cheese pancake. For around $26 it’s served with a side salad and you can add sautéed mushrooms for $4, which I did. The pancake was as thick and fluffy as you’d hope with a crispy grilled cheeze crust - probably Bio or Oliana. I think the mushrooms make a tasty, hearty addition. I also added Tabasco which rounded it out nicely. In lieu of desert, I ordered the chocolate Mountain Malt with almond milk. It tasted like a cold, liquid Malteser but at over $11, I would not repeat this order! I enjoyed my meal but the food alone was not worth over $40! It feels nostalgic and indulgent so I’m sure I’ll be back eventually to try some of the sweet options.


Points +87

Mostly Veg
07 Apr 2019

Good plantcrepes

Own vegan menu with 6 different plantcrepes options. Very delicious food - had the chocnana crunch plantcrepe which had choc pb w banana and cinnamon, served with vanilla ice cream (very yummie). Added also a bowl of strawberries on the side so it didnt et to heavy. Also tried the super green power smoothie, good but tasted maybe a little too much cucumber for my taste. Highly recommend anyway!


Points +56

14 Mar 2019


Says that it’s open till midnight on Thursday’s so I got an Uber there, only to find it closed by 11pm


15 Mar 2019

Hi, sorry you found them closed. I checked and the hours seem to be correct so not sure what happened


Points +243

03 Nov 2018

Delicious vegan options

Yummy plant based menu with sweet and savoury options - including a chuna salad and crepes.

Pros: Seperate vegan menu with sweet and savoury option, Friendly staff , Maple syrup!


Points +26

12 Aug 2017

Perfect indulgent breakfast

I don't need an excuse to eat icecream for breakfast!
Lots of nice crepe options and even a super salad with chickpea tuna which I will try next time.
Nice decor and located in melbourne central station so easy to find.

Pros: nice atmosphere and lots of sweet options

Cons: Would be nice to have more savoury options

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