Sunday, February 13, 2011

Zenbit: Drunken Pancakes



"Fully licensed" means that they can serve alcohol, which just cracked me up- particularly in combination with the "open 24 hours".  Because who wouldn't want pancakes and cocktails at 2 a.m.?
 
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Date: January 23, 2006

5 comments:

  1. Hey, that's my hometown! Pancakes at 4am are awesome, especially when nothing else is open and you're hanging around waiting for public transport to start running again after a night out. Plus, it's a very cool building and they used to have a giant chess set in the middle of the floor.

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  2. @Lucy, we had a great time in Brisbane when we visited!

    There are certainly places here where you could get pancakes at 4 a.m., and some of them also serve alcohol. It was the advertising that amused me. Most people here go for the grease (i.e., eggs, hash browns and bacon or a cheeseburger and fries) for the late night post-partying snack.

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  3. We have a couple of these "Pancake Parlours" in Melbourne too.

    I have fond memories of going to these late at night, after "School Formals" (a bit like Prom). Mostly because they were open late - not so much because of the Alcohol.

    I could be wrong, (some fellow Aussies may disagree) but I think it is pretty rare here to have a cooked breakfast of pancakes, unless it is a special occasion.

    Pancakes are not as connected to breakfast I guess, they are an anytime of the day food.

    I think this chain was actually introduced to Australia by some Canadians.

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  4. I'm lovin that 70's looking dude saying "Perfect!" at the prospect of pancakes and cocktails. haha!

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  5. OK, I feel I should clarify. I wasn't really making fun of the fact that this place exists. I was just amused by it- because that is not how pancake houses in the US advertise themselves.

    I wanted to go in, actually, but Hubby was looking for a pub someone had told us about and would not be distracted....

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