A place selling just pancakes? In Nigeria? Really? Had… To…..Go… Check…. It… Out! (Don’t know why i typed it like that….. #sodramatic)
Not sure what to make of this place when we first got there. There wasn’t any signage and for a moment, we were worried that we found the wrong place, until we saw a small-ish red and white signage that read Pancakes Hub. Located at the back yard of an office building, the environment is definitely not pristine and looks rather roughed up. The atmosphere though, with the warm and friendly chirps from the owners and the staff, definitely made up for it.
There isn’t much to the menu and they are not trying to do anything extensive beyond what they promise… Good pancakes and smoothies to go along with it. It does make for quite an interesting story on how they came about, particularly one brave enough to have a business model based around just pancakes, which to be honest, isn’t the most staple-to-go-choice for a meal, particularly in Nigeria.
Long story short, the birth of Pancakes Hub is the brainchild of Mr Alex-Oni and his wife who wanted to prove the possibility of starting up businesses in Nigeria with a small capital. So backed with years of experience in Investment banking and creative culinary skills, the Pancakes Hub was conceived.
The pancakes were FLUFFY!!!!!! We were given a chocolate chip and 2 plain pancakes and both were YUMMILICIOUS!!! We tried both the regular maple syrup and the chili topping. Was a little hesitant about having Chili with pancakes, but darn…! The spicy and sweet went so well along with the fluffiness! Who knew?!?!? The side add-on chicken was good and flavorful, but could have been softer. Scrambled eggs that were served up with the pancake platter was decent. Wish that they had other side options like bacon or salsa relish for more savory palates.
Definitely worth a visit! Also good news that they are definitely working on delivery options, so stay tune!