If you have been in Melbourne for a while, you have probably been to Stokers. They have been around since 1977 in their previous location in Ivanhoe. Famous as a destination for late night pancake dessert and coffee, Stokers is definitely a memorable place for night owls. The old building was homely and full of character making it popular with students and couples looking for a late night dessert destination. The centerpiece of the room was the red open fireplace making it an ideal place to enjoy pancakes and a hot drink.
Now Stokers has come closer to our place in South Melbourne, which make it really accessible from Mono at Platinum apartments. Their South Melbourne location has been around since 2014 with an updated concept, but still keeping the old soul intact. We came over to chat with Robin and find out more about what Stokers has to offer.
Robin always greets his customers warmly, like when we came over. He described himself simply as a guy who really loves pancake! He has been in hospitality industry for his whole life and Stokers is definitely his passion for life.
When you come to Stokers, be sure to try their savoury and sweet pancake. We had a try of their chicken and corn pancake for the savoury one and their Monkey Business for the sweet one. Both is a winner, but for those who have a sweet tooth, you will definitely love Stokers’ Monkey Business. A thin pancake - Stokers style - filled with chunky mashed banana and nutella, you simply can’t go wrong with this one. Also try their famous pancake chips, a great balance of sweet and savoury snack made from their iconic pancake! Not forgetting to mention that Stokers also make great coffee and a winning chai latte.
If you are feeling a bit adventurous, be sure to check with them about their secret menu. One time it can be a banana fritter wrapped in pancake, next day it can be something else. They guys at Stokers definitely know how to keep things exciting!
Between 3-6pm, they usually close to prepare for their evening service. Lights are dimmed, tune is on but you can still order your favourite pancake from the day. The ambiance is perfect for a small group, dinner for two or a late night chat with your friends over a pancake chips and comforting chai latte.
Since Robin has been in South Melbourne for some time know, he surely knows his way around. We asked him what is the next best thing in South Melbourne after Stokers and he said “Salon de Sushi!” where he would enjoy his sushi dinner or quick bites for lunch.
Stokers is definitely a memorable place where relationships grow over great plates of food. Their food is rather comforting and we especially recommend it if you are staying around the area.
Stokers Fine Pancakes
231 Clarendon St
South Melbourne VIC 3205
9:30am–3pm, 6pm–12am (Except Monday)
Published by: adminmono in Locale Guide