Pancakes on the Rocks Firstly, news there are now stores open in North Strathfield and Beverly Hills!
Hungry Hippo has been to the Northmead Pancakes several times, other stores around Sydney include: Campbelltown, The Rocks and Darling Harbour.
Whats so great about Pancakes? Yes that is somewhat a rhetorical question, WHO doesnt love pancakes? Two favourites that come to mind are devils delight (chocolate pancakes, strawberries, cream and chocolate ice cream, drizzled with chocolate sauce) and strawberry patch (buttermilk pancakes, with fresh strawberries, cream and vanilla ice cream and strawberry coulis).
They have a variety on their menu apart from pancakes yet to try the entire pancake combos theres so many. On the main meals side of things, the hippo has tried their steaks, ribs and crepes. They are also a license facility and do cocktails, wines beer and spirits along with milkshakes and the usual.
Personal incident: There are pork ribs and beef ribs, and hungry hippo has had an instance where beef was supposedly ordered but got pork ribs. Due hunger and developing culinary skills the hippo did end up consuming the pork ribs thinking it was beef. So when placing orders for those who do not eat PORK be careful and very specific, even double check when your order comes to you.
Must say the ribs and steaks are pretty decent. The ribs have a smokey bbq flavor through them along with the steak it comes as per your request well done, medium, and so forth.
If youre ever there for breakfast you can get a long list of sides to add to your pancakes or even have separately. This includes: eggs for $1.95, sausages for $3.00 and bacon for $3.00 and ham at $2.00. Basically you get your moneys worth if not more ;) They also have a kids menu for kids up to 10 years of age and everything on this menu is below $10.
Beverage side of things: they do a range of coffees and teas starting $3.50, also have one of the best chocolate Swiss shakes in town a sneaky move the hippo has done before (adults only) order a shot of khalua or baileys on the side and stir it in to your milkshake this is amaze balls!
Theres one on Mermaid Beach in Gold Coast too if youre missing pancakes when away from home ;)
Opening hours are pretty accommodating as well. They open till midnight Friday and Saturday at Northmead, if you require another location, please check their very informative website and you can expect to walk in on a Friday night at 10.30pm and be able to order those ribs or steaks mentioned earlier and they have heaps of parking at all venues.
As awesome as their breakfast specials are from experience with the Northmead restaurant have driven away on separate occasions both Sundays because the line is long and out the through the doors, so get in early or be willing to wait in line.
Be careful remember my ribs story be specific pork or beef having eaten both couldnt tell the difference so be aware.