Refuel with pancakes and specialty house coffee at Stokers Fine Pancakes tucked into South Melbourne’s Clarendon Street. With a welcome just as warm as the setting, this city gem puts weary travellers at ease, decked out with dark polished wood furnishings and red dome lighting. Made from scratch in house, Stokers’ signature pancakes are traditionally prepared in a variety of classic and contemporary combinations.
Opt for savoury selections like chicken and corn or go sweet with selections like the red velvet pancakes with zesty mascarpone cheese. For a taster, try the trendy pancake chips, cut into strips, seasoned and then deep fried into curly, crunchy chips, perhaps dipped into aioli or wedged into a mason jar overflowing with delicious milkshakes like the Nutella or Caramel Carlo.
Stokers opened in 1977 in Ivanhoe serving pancakes and coffee after dark. The old building was homely and full of character making it popular with students and couples looking for a late night dessert destination. The centrepiece of the room was the red open fireplace making it an ideal place to enjoy pancakes and a hot drink. However, the original location is sadly no longer there due to land development. The South Melbourne location opened in 2014 with an updated concept while keeping to what they're all about, the pancakes.