Pancake review: LangeLee's, Brighton

One of the most popular days of the year is almost upon us. Yes, it is nearly Pancake Day! If you don’t fancy making your own, we’ve done the hard work to make it that much easier for you to decide where to get your pancake fix. It was a hard sacrifice, but one we were willing to make.

This wasn’t my first visit to LangeLees, nor was it the first time I’d sampled the pancakes, but it was time to re-visit on official Brighton Girl business.

For those of you who have not stumbled upon LangeLee's before, it is a small(ish) independent South African cafe in York Place run by a charming couple – Michael and Lee. The interior is calm and sophisticated with flowers on the table and simple South African decor.

I went for the only pancake offering on the menu – pancakes with fruit and maple syrup. For £5 you get a nice portion of four pancakes topped with plenty of fruit and maple syrup. If you fancy a little extra, you can get some smoked bacon for an extra £1 and/or some scrambled free range egg for £1.50, both of which are locally sourced.

If you’re feeling a little too delicate at brunch after a night on the town, you can always get the kids portion, which is half the size and half the price at only £2.50. If you want the extras with the smaller portion however, it will set you back £5.

The pancakes were soft and fluffy, and the fruit (a mixture of berries) was sweet – a nice surprise for February! Despite ordering the usual adult portion, I was defeated after three pancakes.

My pancake-review-helper (which is quite a good job) had the smaller kids’ portion with all of the extras. They said the bacon was crispy and delicious, and the portion was perfect for a smaller appetite.

The staff here are friendly and the pancakes are just right. At £5, they are definitely worth trying for great taste and great value.

Whether or not you go to LangLee's for pancakes, it’s definitely worth a visit. Try out their South African food – Bunny Chow (don’t worry, no rabbits are harmed in the making), Bobotie or a South African breakfast (no South Africans harmed in the making either).

Written by Clare.