Best Pancake Places in Auckland

The Best 10 Delectable Pancake Places in Auckland 

Ah, pancakes. The mere mention conjures up childhood memories of Saturday mornings, the sweet aroma of batter sizzling on the griddle, and the anticipation of fluffy stacks drizzled with warm syrup.

My love for pancakes only grew as I became an adult. I became determined to find the best pancake places in all of Auckland (no matter how many stacks I ate, and I definitely ate more than I can remember).

I’ve savoured fluffy soufflés, crispy-edged griddlecakes, and everything in between to come up with the ultimate list of pancake places. So without further ado, here are all the pancake places that truly deserve a standing ovation.

1. No 1 Pancake Albany

No 1 Pancake Albany

Address: Unit 6/18 Airborne Road, Rosedale, Auckland 0632, New Zealand

Hours: Tuesday to Saturday – 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Phone: +64225341396

No. 1 Pancake is here to flip your world upside down. We’re talking Korean-style pancakes that are crispy, chewy, and bursting with flavour. Their pancakes are packed with tons of savoury or sweet fillings too!

For one, their beef and cheese pancake is the OG combo and a crowd-pleaser for a reason. And their potato and cheese pancake is for all the potato fans and the ultimate comfort food.

Craving something sweet? Get the brown sugar and cinnamon – or, if you’re a chocoholic, their chocolate pancakes.

Pro Tip: Want to recreate the No. 1 Pancake magic at home? You can purchase their chocolate chip pancake mix from their website.

2. Honey Bones

Honey Bones

Address: 480 Richmond Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 2:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 2:30 PM

Honey Bones ain’t your average breakfast joint. It’s a pancake paradise, a haven for those who worship at the altar of the syrupy stack.

And let me tell you, their ricotta pancakes are the holy grail of this fluffy religion. Pillowy-soft ricotta pancakes are so light they practically float off the plate.

Then comes the flavour bomb: a tangy lemon curd that cuts through the sweetness like a citrusy ninja, creamy Greek yoghurt adding a cool counterpoint.

Pro Tip: Add some crispy bacon for a salty and savoury touch.

3. Kind Cafe & Eatery

Kind Cafe & Eatery

Address: 16 McDonald Street, Morningside, Auckland 1025, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 3:30 PM

Phone: +6498698765

Kind Cafe & Eatery is a haven for pancake lovers and healthy foodies alike. Forget limp, flavourless flapjacks.

At Kind Cafe & Eatery, they’re redefining the pancake game with their legendary coconut and berry pancakes. These fluffy, plant-based pancakes are made with creamy coconut yoghurt, studded with juicy blueberries, and drizzled with a decadent caramel sauce.

They sprinkle on candied pecans and pistachios for a delightful crunch, and to top it all off, a meringue cookie crumble adds a touch of sweetness and whimsy.

Pro Tip: Don’t be shy—go for the double stack.

4. Oak Eatery

Oak Eatery

Address: Mall Level 2/691 Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7:30 AM to 4 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 3:30 PM

Phone: +6496251800

Oak Eatery isn’t your average syrup and butter kind of pancake joint. They’re slingin’ pancake masterpieces that are as Instagram-worthy as they are tummy-pleasing.

You’ll have two choices: the return of the pancakes or their coconut pancakes. Their return of the pancakes is a vanilla pancake tower that reaches for the heavens (or at least your selfie stick). 

Soft, fluffy layers swaddled in luscious coconut mascarpone cream, fresh seasonal fruit, and a mouthwatering cherry compote.

And their coconut pancakes are for all coconut fiends! This dreamy stack features fluffy pancakes studded with shredded coconut, drizzled with a vanilla-cinnamon cream, and topped with a touch of fairy floss for that magical touch.

Pro Tip: Don’t just stop at the pancakes! Oak Eatery whips up killer smoothies that are the perfect complement to your fluffy stack. Think berrylicious blends, tropical twists, and everything in between to quench your thirst and boost your adventure.

5. Little Bird Kitchen

Little Bird Kitchen

Address: Summer Street &, Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby, Auckland 1011, New Zealand

Hours: Monday to Sunday – 8 AM to 4 PM

Phone: +64276484757

Little Bird Kitchen has hotcakes that are next-level amazing. Forget your basic, boring pancakes. These bad boys are made with sweet, caramelised kumara (that’s New Zealand sweet potato for you non-Kiwis!), giving them a unique flavour and a gorgeous golden hue.

They’re piled high with perfectly grilled bananas, a drizzle of maple syrup that’ll make your taste buds sing, and a sprinkle of crunchy walnuts and creamy macadamia butter.

Feeling extra adventurous? Add a scoop of their dreamy vanilla cashew ice cream or a dollop of tangy berry compote.

But if you’re looking for something savoury, their kimchi pancakes are a must-try. These chickpea and kimchi fritters are packed with flavour and topped with a refreshing salad and a killer cashew aioli. 

Pro Tip: Pair your hotcakes with their hojicha latte for a healthy, antioxidant-rich kick.

6. Bambina Newmarket

Address: 3/25 Teed Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 4:30 PM

Phone: +6495244126

Forget the sad, soggy discs of your childhood. If you’re searching for Auckland’s fluffiest, most flavour-packed flapjacks, look no further than Bambina Newmarket.

Their blueberry ricotta pancakes are a masterpiece that deserves its own standing ovation. They are light, airy pancakes, and that dollop of creamy ricotta cheese nestled right in the centre adds a touch of tangy delight. 

The juicy blueberries make these hotcakes burst with freshness, their sweetness perfectly balanced by the drizzle of maple syrup. Bambina also throws in a sprinkle of crunchy seeds for added texture and puffed millets that add a playful pop. 

To top it all off, a dollop of luscious Mascarpone adds a touch of luxury, making each bite feel like a decadent treat.

Pro Tip: Don’t miss out on the chilli eggs as a side dish. The gentle heat perfectly complements the sweetness of the pancakes.

7. Marua Road Cafe

Address: 159 Marua Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1051, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 7 AM to 3 PM 
  • Saturday & Sunday – 8 AM to 3 PM

Phone: +6495250474

If you’re a pancake fanatic (and honestly, who isn’t?), you NEED to get your fluffy little paws on the legendary carrot cake pancakes at Marua Road Cafe.

These fluffy, spiced carrot cake pancakes stacked high, drizzled with warm maple syrup like a sugary waterfall, are the stuff dreams are made of. A dollop of cream cheese frosting perched on top and a burst of fresh berry compote finish it all off.

Pro Tip: Pair your stack with one of Marua Road’s amazing coffees or breakfast teas. Their baristas are coffee wizards, and their tea selection is top-notch.

8. The Humble Villager

Address: 256 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1023, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 AM to 3 PM

Phone: +6495240788

If you’re searching for a breakfast spot in Auckland that’s anything but ordinary, look no further than The Humble Villager. 

This cosy cafe in Epsom is a local favourite, and for good reason. Their pancakes are legendary, and their coffee is strong enough to wake up even the sleepiest soul.

The toppings are endless. From classic butter and maple syrup to more adventurous options like berries and cream or bacon and eggs, there’s something for everyone. 

And they’re generous with the portions. One pancake is usually enough to satisfy, but two are even better (trust me!).

Pro Tip: The Humble Villager gets busy on weekends, so be sure to get there early! If you’re looking for a quieter experience, try going during the week.

9. Circus Circus

Circus Circus

Address: 447 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland, 1024 NZ


  • Monday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 3 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 6:30 AM to 4 PM

Phone: +6496233833

If you’re searching for a breakfast adventure that’ll leave your taste buds doing somersaults,then look no further than Circus Circus in Auckland. 

This quirky cafe isn’t just about putting on a show (although their red-and-white striped exterior gives it a pretty good shot!)—they’re also serious about serving up some of the city’s tastiest stacks.

Their ricotta pancakes, drizzled with sweet berry compote, dolloped with creamy vanilla yoghurt, and sprinkled with fluffy marshmallows, are pretty magical. And that maple syrup on top makes these pancakes hit all the right vibes.

Pro Tip: Feeling extra indulgent? Add some crispy bacon for a salty-sweet combo that’ll have you singing like a clown (in a good way, of course!). 

10. Woolfy’s


Address: 5 Cryers Road, East Tāmaki, Auckland 2013, New Zealand


  • Monday to Friday – 6:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Saturday & Sunday – 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Phone: +6492801585

If your idea of a perfect weekend involves pancakes smothered in syrup (and maybe a touch of whipped cream), then you need to get your paws on Woolfy’s pancakes. 

These are next-level, flavour-bomb, Instagram-worthy masterpieces that’ll have your taste buds doing a happy dance. Their black forest hotcakes are a fairytale come true.

Light, airy hotcakes stacked high, drizzled with rich cherry compote, and crowned with a dollop of luscious whipped cream. Add in some dark chocolate shavings for good measure, and you’ve got a dessert-for-breakfast situation that’ll leave you weak in the knees.

Pro Tip: We all know pancakes are best enjoyed with a steaming cup of joe, and Woolfy’s doesn’t disappoint. They’ve got speciality coffees like the Irish coffee, a creamy dream with a kick,or the turmeric latte and earthy beetroot latte for a healthy twist.