Top picks: the best pancakes in London

by Holly Wood,

Inspired by Pancake Day, we got thinking about how much we love this simple, but tasty breakfast treat. With so many places in London offering pancakes (or something similar), we’ve compiled a list of our favourite places to enjoy pancakes all year round, and not just for breakfast!

 Hally’s – Parsons Green

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This California-inspired café brings a relaxed, sunny vibe to South London and is a great place to meet up with friends. The food is organic and ethically source wherever possible, and tastes amazing, with everything from pulled pork, to cake and coffee.

We’d choose: ricotta pancakes with berries, figs, honey and creme fraiche

You can find them here


Granger and Co – Chelsea, Clerkenwell, Kings Cross, Notting Hill

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These restaurants have the same lovely atmosphere as the rest of Bill Granger’s – warm and easy going. The breakfasts are also delicious, made from fresh ingredients and serving dishes ranging from muffins all the way to to almond milk chia seed pots.

We’d choose: ricotta hotcakes with banana and honeycomb butter

You can find them here


The Farm Girl – Chelsea, Notting Hill, Soho 

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The Farm Girl restaurants bring Melbourne’s vibrant brunch culture to London and bridge the gap between speciality coffee cafes and restaurants. They pride themselves on using only the freshest, most nutritious and sustainable ingredients which really shines through in their dishes. Breakfasts involve a variety of options, including gluten free buttermilk pancakes and their famous house granola.

We’d choose: buckwheat flour and buttermilk pancakes with amber maple syrup, berries, candied pistachios and coconut shavings

You can find them here 


Daisy Green Collection – Regent Street, Soho, Paddington, Victoria and many more…

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We love Daisy Green Collection’s unique restaurants, particularly the Nova site, with each one giving you a completely different space and experience. They serve Australian-inspired food all day, with award-winning brunches, all the way through to dinner and drinks in the evening. Breakfast is a treat, with the menu including sweetcorn and spring green fritters and unicorn waffles!

We’d choose: buttermilk blueberry pancakes with fresh barriers, mascarpone and pure maple

You can find them here 


Good Life Eatery – Chelsea, Belgravia

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The Good Life Eatery is all about providing amazing tasting food that is also good for the body. They cater to everyone, whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, gluten or dairy intolerant and they even deliver around London. Breakfast is served all day and varies from smoothies to toast, porridge and granola bowls. Whilst there are no pancakes on the menu, their waffles are so good we had to include them!

We’d choose: chestnut and almond waffle with coconut yoghurt, berry and chia compote, banana mash and cranberry sprinkles

You can find them here 

Recipe: Paleo Waffles

by Holly Wood, , link

If, like us, you’re all pancaked-out, but still looking for something just as delicious for breakfast, then this paleo waffle recipe is just what you need. They taste amazing, whether simply served with your favourite berries, or with coconut whipped cream as an indulging treat.

For this recipe you’ll need two mixing bowls, an electric hand mixer (you can do it manually, but it may cause aches!) and a waffle iron. This recipe will make about 4-6 servings but may vary depending on your waffle iron.

Please note: this recipe is not vegan.


  • 3 eggs at room temperature (you can separate them for extra fluffiness if you choose)
  • ½ cup organic coconut milk
  • 6 tbsp coconut oil, melted and cooled to almost room temperature
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1sp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup blanched almond flour
  • ¼ cup tapioca flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Combine all the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl
  2. In another bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla
  3. Pour the wet mixture into the dry ingredients and mix by hand until well combined
  4. If separating the eggs, beat the egg whites on high speed with an electric hand mixer until stiff peaks form, then fold egg whites into the batter to combine
  5. Heat your waffle iron and brush it well with coconut oil
  6. Pour batter into the centre of the iron, gently spreading just a bit before closing. Cook waffles according to your waffle iron’s instructions
  7. Serve with optional toppings such as berries, but butter, coconut whipped cream and additional maple syrup 

Review: our favourite coconut yoghurts

by Holly Wood, , link

We’re always on the search for fantastic dairy-free products and our favourite trend at the moment is coconut yoghurt. Not only is it a delicious alternative for vegans or those with a dairy intolerance, yoghurt made from coconut milk is also mildly fermented and contains friendly bacteria, making it great for your gut health.

With so many becoming available on the mainstream market, we got together as a team to test the most popular products and give you our recommendations.

CO YO Organic Natural Coconut Milk Yoghurt Alternative – 250g

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  • Organic: yes
  • Raw: no
  • Vegan: yes

A long-time Radiance favourite, CO YO get it right yet again with a creamy, delicious and indulgent product. We’d be happy to eat it on its own, or else serve it with pudding at a party. It is expensive, but a definite cut above the rest.

Best for:

  • Taste: 5/5
  • Value for money: 4/5

You can buy it here:

Coconut Collaborative Natural Unsweetened – 350g

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  • Organic: no
  • Raw: yes
  • Vegan: yes

It may not be organic, but this budget-friendly coconut yoghurt from Coconut Collaborative does deliver on taste. It’s very coconutty, has a good texture and is a great all-rounder for families.

Best for:

  • Taste: 3/5
  • Value for money: 4/5

 You can buy it here:

Rebel Kitchen Organic Coconut Yoghurt – 125g

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  • Organic: yes
  • Raw: no
  • Vegan: yes

 This is a neutral yoghurt with very little sweetness, which does mask any coconut taste. We did find the texture a little strange and were not 100% sure on the overall taste. We’d recommend this yoghurt for people who are avoiding dairy, but don’t like the taste of coconut.

Best for:

  • Taste: 1/5
  • Value for money: 3.5/5

 You can buy it here:

Pudology Yogs Natural Coconut Alternative – 350g

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  • Organic: no
  • Raw: no
  • Vegan: yes

This coconut yoghurt has the tendency to separate a bit and had a bit of a sour aftertaste. It wasn’t altogether unpleasant, but we wouldn’t buy it again!

Best for:

  • Taste: 2/5
  • Value for money: 3/5 

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