If you're like us (and we think you are), you'll know that it's not only acceptable, but necessary to eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on this, our most holy day. Hopefully you had time to make a stack before work, but if you need a bit of help getting your pancake allocation in for the day, here's who's serving some of the best...
Daddy's fluffy pancake selection is surprisingly under-stated for them, with a choice of Harry's Crunchy Nut Butter, Roast Banana and Honey, or O'Neill's streaky bacon, with creme fraiche + honey. If it ain't broke n all that.
The Cake Café, Dublin 2
So far the only spotting this year of Crêpes Suzette, so if that's up your street (and how could it not be) head for The Cake Café's lovely courtyard off Camden Street.
Urbanity don't tend to do things by halves, and this Shrove Tuesday is no different. Pick from American style buttermilk pancakes with pistachio and vanilla mascarpone, blood orange compote and pistachio crumb. Or go savoury with their version of smoked salmon blinis, with cracked black pepper and dill sour cream, lemon “caviar” and pickled onion, on top of chive pancakes
Flower & Bean, Dublin 8
Of course Flower and Bean on Cork Street in Dublin 8 are going to bring the seasonality, with poached Irish rhubarb and blood orange. Top them off with vanilla mascarpone, rum honey, pistachio, edible flowers and mint, and you've got a plate worth prioritising on pancake day.
Mrs Reid's, Dublin 8
Mrs Reid's on Kevin Street Upper gets extra points for this lovely box they're serving their pancakes in today. Get them with berries and almonds, or chocolate and banana.
Slice in Stoneybatter aren't ones to take Pancake Tuesday lying down, and they have no less than three options this year, all with their fluffy buttermilk pancakes. 1) Fried Banana with chocolate cremèux, pecan and hazelnut butter, orange and maple syrup. 2) Caramelised apple with a vanilla crème pâtissière and a pistachio and hazelnut crumb. 3) Poached fruit with salted caramel, Feuilletine, vanilla mascarpone and toasted walnuts. We wouldn't know where to start choosing between those, so best round up two pals and order them all.
Alma are bringing the goods this year, with these boozy Malbec pancakes. Buttermilk pancakes come with Malbec poached pears, blood orange, toasted hazelnuts, brandy and orange mascarpone and a spiced Malbec reduction. Wow. Za.
South Bank Café, Harold's Cross
South Bank Café have two options on today for your eating pleasure - a sweet version with Hokey Pokey butter, honeycomb, mascarpone cream & brownie crumb, or a sweet/savoury version with crispy streaky bacon, maple syrup & maple butter.
Grove Road, Rathmines
Sister café Grove Road is also getting in on the action with these American Style Pancakes with crispy bacon & maple syrup, or berries, compote, vanilla cream & maple butter.
Little Bird, Portobello
Little Bird have a sweet and savoury pancake option on today. Sweet with berries and almonds, savoury with some kind of veggie based sauce and a fried egg. We'd like more detail, but both look good.
The Orange Goat, Ballsbridge
If you like your pancakes in excess, head to The Orange Goat in Ballsbridge for this Nutella-Banana-Pancake-Cake. It doesn't look like you'll need lunch afterwards. Regular pancakes are also available.
Lahoya Greens, Terenure
We love the simplicity of this sugar and lemon zest topped crêpe from Lahoya Greens in Terenure, who are doing coffee and a crêpe from €5.
Farmhouse Café, Walkinstown
Farmhouse Café in Walkinstown are keeping it classic with two options on today - streaky bacon with maple syrup, or fresh berries, lemony Greek yogurt, toasted almonds and compote.
Greenville Deli, Rathmines & Inchicore
Greenville Deli are serving boxes of homemade crêpes in their Rathmines & Inchicore sites, with wild berry compote, lemon mascarpone, a slice of lemon and powdered sugar.
Grumps in Foxrock are serving Nutella and strawberry, or lemon and sugar crêpes all day today for €2.50 a pop.
Póg, All Locations
Póg are geared up for their busiest day of the year across all locations, with extended hours and walk-ins only in their city centre locations. Their protein pancake menu comes with a tonne of options for toppings, sauces and premium add ons like Kinder Bueno and Biscoff sauce.
Cornucopia, Wicklow Street
Cornucopia on Wicklow Street are keeping with simple with sugar and lemon or chocolate sauce, and they've got vegan and gluten-free options.
We'll update this article throughout the day.