Pancakes were synonymous with birthdays at our house growing up. My sweet daddy would take us out on a birthday date to the International House of Pancakes (IHOP) and order us their funny face pancake all doctored up with chocolate chips and a whipped cream smiley face. We’ve worked to recreate fun memories and make traditions with our own children now a few decades later and on the other side of the world, but until now, have come up short in the pancake department.
Delighted we were to find Slappy Cakes – a family-friendly, quaint, relaxed restaurant that specializes in a weekend favorite at our house – pancakes. Every parent of small children has experienced the frustration of ordering, and then waiting and trying to keep kiddos entertained while your meal is being prepared. Slappy Cakes provides little aspiring chefs entertainment and work experience with their “make your own breakfast” option. Tables outfitted with griddles in the center are a wonderful solution to keep little hands busy (and the mess out of your own kitchen!).
We ordered two of the big combo breakfasts (each serves about 3-4 people). The set comes with three bottles of batter (in mess-free squeezable containers) and all the trimmings and toppings; nutella, whipped cream, ice cream, strawberries, bananas, almonds and the like. The kids loved squirting their own pancake shapes and making faces with the various flavors of batter then decorating with all the accoutrements.
You’ll find that rather than rushing through the meal and your kids being done and ready to move onto your weekend agenda before you get to taste your own treat, your kiddos instead will be the ones lingering and begging to make “just one more” sweet sensation. And for those inclined toward savory instead of sweet, there are heartier breakfast options like Eggs Benedict to tempt your tastebuds.
A full menu is at your fingertips, but you’ll be amiss to not experience the tabletop cooking station, so grill up some pancakes and slather on some toppings for a fun interactive mealtime option!
And we’d venture to say that this spot would not be nearly as fun without a kid or two in tow. Definitely one for the whole family!! With easy access to Phrom Phong BTS, this makes for a great weekend morning family excursion!