It started with a road trip in the USA in the late 1950s. The Australian travellers saw pancakes on the menu wherever they went and decided to open the first pancake restaurant in Australia on their return.
The Sydney Pancakes On The Rocks opened in 1975 and has been operating at the same address on Hickson Street since then.
Always a family favourite, Pancakes On The Rocks has since expanded both its menu and locations.
There are now seven restaurants, each serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the menu are pizzas, burgers, salads, beef and pork ribs and, of course, a vast range of pancakes and crepes.
Each of the restaurants make sure that younger guests are kept very happy and entertained. There’s an extensive kids menu as well as colouring-in, video jukeboxes and a relaxed, family-friendly vibe.
When I visited recently with two hungry 11 year olds, we went straight for the pancakes and crepes. The boys had been playing cricket and I had been swimming in the sea, so our sweet treats, in very generous portions, were MOST welcome.
I loved my crepes, they were stuffed full of cream cheese and sultanas, a deadly combo, and not overpoweringly filling.
The boys’ pancakes were huge, very thick and almost the consistency of cake. These boys were starving but struggled to scoff the lot.
Pancakes On The Rocks: The Rocks
4 Hickson Street, The Rocks NSW 2000
Phone: 02 9247 6371
Open: 24 hours, seven days a week
Parking: Some meter parking in Hickson Streets and surrounds. The Wilson Parking Station in Harrington Street under Quay West has $15 weekend rates.
Public Transport: Ferry to Circular Quay, or buses down George Street right to the Rocks.
Pancakes On The Rocks – Beverly Hills
507 King Georges Road, Beverly Hills NSW 2209
Phone: 02 9580 7220
Pancakes On The Rocks – Campbelltown
4 Hyde Parade, Campbelltown, NSW 2560
Phone: 02 4627 5656
Pancakes On The Rocks – Darling Harbour
Shop 230 Harbourside Shopping Centre, Darling Harbour
Phone: 02 9280 3791
Pancakes On The Rocks – Northmead
100 Briens Road, Northmead
Phone: 02 9683 4322
Pancakes On The Rocks – North Strathfield
3 George Street, North Strathfield
Phone: 02 9746 9949
Pancakes On The Rocks – Surfers Paradise
4 The Esplanade, Shop T1.31, Surfers Paradise, QLD 4217
Phone: 07 5570 6250
Now there are many, many other things to do in The Rocks, check out all the galleries, museums, shops and more on the official website here. You might also like to walk up to check out Sydney Observatory, click here for more info.
A visit to Pancakes On The Rocks before or after checking out some of the other attractions and activities in The Rocks makes a great treat for the family.
Where’s your favourite spot in The Rocks?
And your fave pancake?
We were guests of Pancakes On The Rocks, thank you for your hospitality. All opinions are own own.