Shrove Tuesday is on the horizon, and if you don’t fancy yourself a pancake flipping pro, or you just don’t want to be stuck with the washing up, then you might want to head down to one of Cheltenham’s many cafés and restaurants to get your pancake fix.

Here’s our rundown of the 10 best places to enjoy Pancake Day in Cheltenham, including a few hidden gems popular with locals...

Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen

85 Hewlett Road, Cheltenham, GL52 6AJ

Founded in 2017,  Number 85 Coffee & Kitchen has quickly become known for being one of Cheltenham's independent hidden gems. Their bespoke cakes and pop up evenings sell out in minutes and their following has been steadily growing throughout Fairview and the rest of Cheltenham.
 

For guaranteed fluffy American pancakes drizzled in the finest maple syrup, this is the place to head to!  Our recommendation is to enjoy with a large cup of delicious coffee. (Number 85 have the largest cups we've ever seen in Cheltenham!) 

Curious Café

204 Bath Road, Cheltenham, GL53 7NE

The Curious Cafe & Bistro is an independent, small family run business based on Bath Road.

Serving hearty breakfasts, yummy lunches, homemade cakes and exquisite burgers. Diners can expect a welcoming atmosphere, gorgeous garden, boutique decor and most importantly fabulous food.

Their breakfast menu is served every day from 8 am to 2:45 pm, with four layers of buttermilk pancakes and maple syrup on offer with bacon or fresh fruit and Chantilly cream as accompaniments. 

Café Boho

8 Great Norwood Street, Cheltenham, GL50 2AN

Located on Great Norwood Street, Café Boho is a little piece of Holland nestled in the heart of The Suffolks, Cheltenham.

Whether you’re a sweet or savoury person, their menu covers all the bases so there’s something for everyone. With mini Dutch pancakes and Belgian waffles available all day.

Sweet selections include biscoff, banoffee and Dutch-inspired apple and cinnamon, while for savoury lovers there are options for bacon, cheese or both!

The Find

20 Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE

Bringing the traditional English coffee house to Cheltenham, The Find is an inclusive, friendly cafe that aims to make everyone who crosses the threshold feel comfortable.

They offer artisan coffees and beverages, superb foods and delicacies of authentic local provenance, all within welcoming surroundings.

The Find’s brunch service is available all day, with five-high stacks of pancakes covered in either bacon, blueberries and maple syrup, or caramelised bananas, toasted pecans, clotted cream and honey. 

Chaplais Kitchen/Deli

15 Rotunda Terrace, Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SW

Located in Montpellier and Tivoli respectively, Chaplais Kitchen and Chaplais Deli are sister sites offering uncomplicated, delicious food to have in or to grab & go, for breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner.

Although the kitchen has a wider variety of dishes on offer than the deli, both have breakfast pancakes for diners to enjoy. Have yours with blueberries or chipolata sausages and maple syrup.

Boston Tea Party

45-49 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JS

Boston Tea Party is a family-owned independent small café chain, with their Cheltenham café located on the historic Clarence Street, just up from the Wilson Museum.

Serving feel-good food made from scratch on-site every day, everything is available from the moment they open to the minute they close.

American pancakes are a mainstay of the menu, with two available toppings, smoked back bacon and maple syrup or blueberry compote, vanilla Greek yoghurt and maple butter. 

The Café has a first-come, first-served service style and doesn’t offer bookings, so make sure to get in quick on the day!

The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie

Rotunda Terrace, 3 Montpellier Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1SD

Located in the stunning grade I listed Montpellier Rotunda building. The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie brings relaxed, sophisticated all-day dining to the centre of Cheltenham.

The Ivy serves breakfast most days from 9 am to 11:15 am and is a great place to start the day any day of the week. However, on Tuesday 1st of March, there is sure to be only one menu item on everybody’s mind.

The Ivy serves their hot buttermilk pancakes with strawberries, raspberries and blackberries with Greek yoghurt, lemon balm and warm strawberry sauce. Deliciously fruity.

Sisu Pancakes

25 Clarence Parade, Cheltenham, GL50 3PA

If you’re looking to go all out this Shrove’s Tuesday then look no further than Sisu Pancakes.

Born from owner Laura’s childhood dream for a pancake cake on her birthday, Sisu’s offers pancake cakes with a variety of unique flavours and combinations, as well as bespoke orders.

For Pancake Day, you can get delicious crème brûlée or Nutella flavoured pancake tubs, or a special Pancake Day mixed box containing Oreo, Kinder and Biscoff slices.

WoodKraft

 13 Regent Street, Cheltenham, GL50 1HE

WoodKraft is the latest venture from Simon Wood, MasterChef Champion 2015 & the WOOD Restaurant Group.

Spread across three floors of a beautiful period property on Regent Street, WoodKraft Cheltenham features the very best local, provincial produce using the philosophy of farm to fork.

There are several pancake selections available on the menu, including options for gluten-free and vegan diners. Why not try a vegan buckwheat pancake with berries, coconut and coconut cream for all of the indulgence and none of the guilt.  

Creams Café

The Brewery Quarter, High Street, Cheltenham, GL50 4EF

Creams Café proclaims itself as the UK’s favourite dessert parlour. With over 90 cafes serving ice creams, waffles, crepes, doughnuts, sundaes and milkshakes there’s a little something to suit every sweet tooth. 

The Cheltenham Parlour can be found in the Brewery Quarter and there is a huge variety of options to choose from this Shrove Tuesday. Whether you want something classic, such as lemon and icing sugar, or something a little more extravagant, such as the red velvet burrito wrap.

Of course, these 10 venues aren't all Cheltenham has to offer you foodies. Why not check out our helpful eating out guides: 

Gastro Pubs & Restaurants in Cheltenham | Afternoon Tea in Cheltenham | Family Friendly Restaurants in Cheltenham | Gluten-Free & Vegan Places to Eat in Cheltenham | Baby Friendly Cafes

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