Having pancakes for breakfast is just the best, isn’t it? In Rotterdam there are a lot of awesome breakfast spots and many of these hotspots also have fluffy pancakes on the menu. From vegan pancakes to bacon pancakes, from sweet to savoury, there are plenty of options in our city.
If you’re wondering where you can find the best pancakes in Rotterdam, you’ve came to the right place. Below I share 9 hotspots in our city that serve the tastiest pancakes. Enjoy!
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1. By Jarmusch
By Jarmusch is a typical American breakfast diner where you can sit at the bar or relax in one of their typical booths. Their all day breakfast menu features several dishes, especially comfort food, such as the Chicken and Waffles or Vega Full Jarmusch with grilled pumpkin, grilled seasonal vegetables, tomato salsa, cajun potatoes on toast. Ideal for a Sunday hangover.
But of course you are curious about the pancakes! And they are good here, believe me! They even won the NK Tastiest Pancake in 2023 with their American Classic pancakes. Chef Rohini Atwaroe from by Jarmusch delved into the history of the American blueberry pancake and gave the recipe a surprising twist by choosing ingredients such as brown butter, whiskey glazed bacon strips, lavender infused maple syrup and orange zest.
Don’t eat bacon? Then the Fluffy American pancakes are a good alternative! Of course there are more possible pancakes on the menu. What kind of pancakes are your favourite?
Goudsesingel 64, 3011 KD Rotterdam
Arzu is a favourite of many. You often have to wait here for a table, but it is more than worth the wait. And did you know that they have a location in both Rotterdam Noord and West?
Are you a real sweet tooth? Then go for the Red Velvet II pancakes with cream cheese and homemade caramel, the Red Fruit with fresh fruit or one of the other unique sweet pancakes. Prefer savoury? Then choose, for example, the Arom with melted cheese, Turkish sausage and salami with homemade yogurt sauce.
Two of Arzu’s pancakes are also served completely vegan. Is your ideal pancake not listed? Order toppings yourself to make your pancakes even more to your liking. Oh, and let’s not forget the most important thing; all their pancakes are served with Arzu’s delicious homemade caramel sauce. And it is really very tasty!
Bergweg 209A, 3037 EJ Rotterdam
Middellandplein 30A, 3021 BV Rotterdam
Who says that the Pannenkoekenboot (Pancake Boat) is only fun for children? For example, have breakfast on the Pannenkoekenboot as a date together, very original! The boat departs four times every day. Choose a type of pancake and top it with all kinds of toppings of your choice.
Bring a game or chat while enjoying a drink, the view and of course the delicious pancakes! You can book via this link.
Parkhaven 13, 3016 GM Rotterdam
An article about the tastiest pancakes in Rotterdam should also include Lilith. Lilith’s pancakes come in all kinds of flavours, with all kinds of toppings. If you decide to go for the American pancakes, you get this stack of pancakes with maple syrup, sour cream and even more toppings of your choice. For example, choose from warm blueberries, banana, Nutella, strawberries or organic bacon.
Lilith also serves Pumpkin Spiced pancakes with salted caramel sauce. Or, if you’re in the mood for something savory, go for their Blini with a stack of pancakes with garlic spinach, sour cream, smoked salmon and salmon roe or order their pancakes with beets and goat cheese. There is plenty of choice at Lilith.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 125 H, 3014 GJ Rotterdam
5. Rolph’s Deli
In any case, Rolph’s Deli should be high on your list to go for breakfast, because here they serve all kinds of delicious breakfast dishes all day long. It doesn’t matter what time of day you’re craving pancakes, at Rolph’s Deli you can order all day long.
At Rolph’s Deli you can choose from different toppings for your pancakes, such as blueberries, banana, Nutella, strawberries or bacon.
Otto Reuchlinweg 974, 3072 MD Rotterdam
Delicious pancakes are on the Bertmans menu. These are made from buckwheat and almond milk and are 100% gluten-free and vegan. There are several delicious toppings to choose from: banana, blueberries, mint, maple syrup, cashew and vanilla cream or apple, peccan nuts and maple syrup. Delicious!
You can also enjoy pancakes at Bertmans during dinner. Namely the Kimchi Pancakes with avocado, spinach, pickle, spring onion, spicy mayonnaise and sesame. Something a little bit different!
Karel Doormanstraat 292, 3012 GP Rotterdam
7. Mr. NonNo
This laid-back eatery and coffee shop offers all-day breakfast with a variety of vegan and vegetarian options. They offer ten types of pancakes (also vegan!) and you can easily add all kinds of toppings.
Or are you going for the Walk in A Fruity Forest, Bring Me To Oreo Heaven, From Green Tea To Strawberry and Caramel Dipped Banana? There’s plenty on the menu.
In addition to their location in Rotterdam West, it is also possible to visit them in the centre on the Mariniersweg.
Middellandplein 18A, 3021 BT Rotterdam
Mariniersweg 64 A, 3011 NR Rotterdam
8. 30ML COFFEE ROASTERS
30ml Coffee Roasters is a good hotspot for all-day-breakfast. Their drinks menu consists of black coffee, white coffee, iced coffee, as well as all kinds of juices, matcha teas and soft drinks.
The breakfast menu is just as extensive as their drinks menu, with delicious options like eggs benedict, avocado toast, breakfast burritos and of course, pancakes!
American pancakes to be precise. These are served with bacon or blueberries, maple syrup and for the kids with powdered sugar. Visit them on the Nieuwe Binnenweg or in Rotterdam Zuid.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 105a, 3014 GH Rotterdam
Annie M.G. Schmidtplein 14, 3083 NZ Rotterdam
9. Altijd in de Buurt
Altijd in de Buurt is the perfect hotspot for breakfast! And there is plenty to choose from for the real pancake lover. Their menu is filled with various pancakes with names such as Oh My Applepie and Mango Madam Jeanette.
Weena 709, 3013 AM Rotterdam
10. Soufflé Café
A completely different kind of pancake. On the Mariniersweg (close to Mr NonNo) you will find Soufflé Café. Here they serve airy Japanese soufflé pancakes. These pancakes are put on your table while shaking. Different flavours are available, such as matcha, yuzu and oreo.
Mariniersweg 80A, 3011 NT Rotterdam
That were 10 hotspots in Rotterdam where you can go for some mouthwatering pancakes. Where in Rotterdam have you tried the best pancakes? Let us know in the comments below and we will definitely check it out!