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


  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.

  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.

  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.

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

  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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