It appears that Shrove Tuesday has once again crêped up on us, please pardon the pun, we’re still riding off our sugar high from 8am pancakes… If you forgot that today was the day (like so many do), then you’ll be pleased to hear that there’s a wide range of Pancake Day events and offers available across Devon. From bakeries, to pop up stands, and special offers, here are the best places to buy Pancakes on Shrove Tuesday in Devon.
The Botanist – Exeter
The Botanist in Exeter went viral in 2019 with their legendary Hanging Pancake Kebabs which are available until the end of the day on Wednesday 2nd March. What started as a unique Pancake Day promotion, quickly caught the eyes of anyone with a sweet tooth around the world. And as a result, The Botanist have amassed over 100,000 followers on Instagram, as well as huge demand for their famous, sweet pancake skewers.
For just £6.95 diners can choose from a range of toppings to serve over their skewer of pancakes. Options include Chocolate brownie chunks and a hot chocolate sauce, or Marshmallows and strawberries with a lemon drizzle. We’d suggest getting down there as soon as possible if you’re in the area, as once they’re gone… they’re gone!
Kaspa’s Desserts – Exeter
With restaurants dotted all over the UK, there’s no doubt that Kaspa’s is one of the UK’s favourite dessert houses; offering pancakes, waffles, sundaes, milkshakes, and plenty more sweet treats all year over. But today isn’t just any other day… it’s of course Shrove Tuesday, and the team at Kaspa’s are offering 20% off ALL pancakes all day.
Toppings include milk chocolate sauce and sprinkled chocolate flakes, banana and strawberry slices drizzled with chocolate sauce, white chocolate flakes drizzled with raspberry and white chocolate sauce, and plenty more! In fact, you’ll struggle to narrow your options down to one as they all sound superb.
Spoken – Exmouth
The team at Spoken in Exmouth offer four very special words to their diners, something that will prick the ears of anyone with a sweet tooth… All You Can Eat! That’s right, for just £9.50 for adults, and £6.50 for under 12’s, diners at Spoken can enjoy unlimited pancakes all day.
Pancake fans will have six toppings to choose from including rum and raisin ice cream, classic lemon and sugar, clotted cream and strawberry compote, Dulce de leche, Nutella and hazelnuts, and maple syrup and butter! And if you fancy your ability to knock back the crêpes, why not try and set the record for most pancakes eaten on the day, and win an Ultimate Champion T-shirt?
Waffle Inn – Exmouth, Newton Abbot, Paignton
With restaurants and takeaways across South Devon, Waffle Inn have grown into one of the county’s favourite spots for desserts and sweet treats such as crepes, waffles, cookies, and milkshakes. Ordinarily, French Crepes and American Pancakes with delicious toppings cost £5.90, but as it’s Shrove Tuesday, the team at Waffle Inn have cut prices down to half, offering two deserts for just £12!
Choose from traditional crepes with lemon and sugar, or their exclusive Fluffy American-style pancakes with signature chocolate sauces, chocolate pieces, fresh fruits, and gorgeous drizzles of sweet maple syrup. The offer does extend to takeaway, so you can grab a deal and enjoy it in the comfort of your own home.
Boston Tea Party – Plymouth
The fast-growing, family-owned café chain Boston Tea Party offer a wide range of ethically sourced food and drink that will leave you feeling good. And with cafes opening in new locations across the country, there’s a good chance you’re not too far away.
The good news is that the team at BTP claim to be the unofficial home of pancakes, taking pride in their wide range of both savoury, and sweet crepes. And seeing as they serve over 1,100 pancakes per week, it’s safe to say that BTP know what they’re doing. So, get yourselves down to their café in Plymouth (or their new location in Torquay) and explore their wide menu of sweet treats. And don’t forget that pancakes are available every day of the year at BTP, so you don’t have to wait 365 days for Shrove Tuesday!