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October 15, 2012

Pancakes in Paradise

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A few people recommended Pancakes In Paradise to me, when rif and I went to Gold Coast in June this year. There was a point in my life where I ate pancakes for breakfast and dinner every day. That was when I lived in the UK, where flour, milk and eggs were cheaper than meat and vegetables.

So I made pancakes and ate them with butter and syrup. Sometimes with bacon, if I manage to score some at the reduced price section. I like to think I make pretty decent pancakes – rif, my family and some friends whom I invite over for breakfast occasionally say so.

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That said, I expected good pancakes at Pancakes In Paradise. Especially when the restaurant’s name claims ‘paradise’. The Canadian Breakfast (AUD15.95) I ordered comprised a stack of buttermilk pancakes, whipped butter, two bacon rashers and fried egg. It sounded like a good deal, except, their idea of ‘a stack’ meant two pancakes.

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Tastewise, it was nothing to shout about. While the pancakes were adequately fluffy, the bacon rashers were greasy and chewy. The fried egg looked like it was fried with the same oil as the bacon, or maybe even bacon oil.

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Belgian Waffles

rif’s Belgian Waffles (AUD8.50) were just as disappointing. The waffle was bordering chewy and the dusting of icing sugar looked like ‘winter gone wrong’. My café latte (AUD4.50) was one of the worst lattes I’ve tried. Even worse than the ones from coffee chains in Malaysia.

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The fresh brewed filtered coffee rif ordered tasted like ‘donkey piss’. It was burnt, gritty and sour. Not that I’ve tried the latter. But you get the gist. Though it was refillable, he couldn’t bring himself to finish his first cup.

I was very disappointed with the food. Service was ok, but not good enough to minimize my disappointment.

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Ambiance: 6/10
Price: 6/10
Food: 3/10 (non-halal)
Verdict: Overhyped. I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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Pancakes in Paradise
Corner Clifford St and Gold Coast Highway
Tel: (07) 5592 0330

8 Responses

  1. Ahhh…sad to hear that. Photos looks yummy…unfortunately not the taste..

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Ya lor. I thought it would be good. Mana tau not nice. 🙁

  2. Kash

    For OZ standard’s, that is not good!

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Exactly my thoughts!

  3. i LOVE the name of this place. even if the food doesn’t live up to the name, it’s still a fun name, heheh 😀

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Lol. Yes, cute name. 😉

  4. Oh that’s a shame! I’ve been craving for some pancakes and maple syrup as well! Yes that’s not a stack of pancakes more like a pancake sandwich

    1. Bangsar Babe

      Yes, a shame indeed. Hahaha…a sandwich pancake! 😉

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