Perfect Pancakes?

Venue: Peaky Pancakes, Upper Orwell Street

Time: Weekend Lunchtime

Anything to do with pancakes and all the sugar physically possible is an automatic win for this month’s shopper – so she was delighted to be asked to mystery shop one of the newest venues in town! Combining the era of the 1920s with its ‘Peaky Blinders’ feel to the café, Peaky Pancakes is quickly proving a hit in the town, and here’s why…


Peaky Pancakes is in a great location; right on the corner of Upper Orwell Street heading straight into town. There is plenty of parking around as it is the main route into the town centre, you certainly cannot miss this place with its unique outside views. 4/5


When we first arrived we were greeted and told to take a seat. There was quite a few of us, so we picked the bigger table, and seeing that we had brought our kids to the café, the lovely gentleman (complete with authentic flat cap!) put cartoons on for the kids to watch, which kept them entertained for a short while! This was such a lovely touch as not many venues have the resources for this. We got up to order and he was very efficient; it wasn’t very busy at the time, but he had a few takeaway orders to deal with first, regardless, he was still very quick in getting our sugar fix to us. 4/5


You will be surprised to know that Peaky Pancakes serve dishes other than your ‘typical’ pancakes; they offer savoury dishes as well - including burgers, savoury pancakes and hotdogs! There is a variety of what you can have on your pancakes: original lemon and sugar, chocolate, banana etc - calorie heaven! You get quite a decent size portion for what you pay. The beauty about this place is that you can see it all being cooked with the open-plan kitchen – reassuring that it’s all freshly made and all cooked to order. 5/5

Value for Money:

The prices are very reasonable: you can get a pancake and a drink for under £6, which is a real bargain! Similar places often charge twice the price. If you didn’t fancy something sweet, you can have a savoury dish for a similar price; a burger and drink is around £8. Overall, great value for money. 5/5

Overall it was a successful visit, I would recommend Peaky Pancakes to everyone. The décor fitting its Peaky Blinders theme, with the dark décor and rustic chairs it certainly makes a stand, along with its decent size portions and affordable prices. I would like to hope this continues and will keep making delicious food bringing many people through their doors. 

Overall Score 4.5/5