IT IS almost another Pancake Day and the annual excuse to dig in to your favourite dish.

In the United Kingdom, Ireland and parts of the Commonwealth, Shrove Tuesday is also known as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday, as it became a traditional custom to eat pancakes as a meal.

Pancakes are associated with Shrove Tuesday, the day preceding Lent, because they are a way to use up rich foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before the fasting season of the 40 days of Lent. 

We share some of the best places to pick yourselves up a pancake in Powys as championed by reviewers.

The Strand Cafe, 2 Groe St, Builth Wells

This cafe is recommended to British and Welsh cuisine lovers. The Strand Cafe provides good bacon, sausages and meat pies. If hungry, come here for tasty fruitcake and good pancakes. It might be good to enjoy delicious ale. Great coffee is served at this place.

This spot is well known for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. You will like fair prices. At this cafe, people can enjoy the quiet atmosphere and lovely decor. The Strand Cafe scored 4.6 in the Google rating system.

One reviewer said: "Great stop en route. Its become a little favourite stop of ours. Homemade pies, cakes, puddings and pancakes. Breakfasts and lunches, lots of choice and well cooked."


Lost ARC, Old Drill Hall, Bridge St, Rhayader

One reviewer said: "Legitimately incredible. Quality food with wonderful friendly staff. Dog friendly and probably the best pancakes I’ve had in 15 years."

Another said: ""Delicious vegan pancakes, a perfect start of the day." and another said: "Great food and really friendly service. Try the pancakes."

Greenhouse Cafe & Kitchen, Garthmyl

One reviewer said: "My favourite place! The best cakes, coffee and food with a lovely atmosphere.

Another added: "Called in for tea/hot chocolate and cakes whilst visiting the garden centre. Order at the counter then table service. Menu looks very good for meals, sourced from local producers. Nice modern building clean and tidy and staff are all friendly and helpful. We'll worth a visit, we will be returning for fabulous looking breakfast."

Jack's Restaurant, Broad Street, Newtown

One reviewer said: "Pancakes with banana and coffee great"

Another said: "We stopped here for breakfast today, and the food was delicious. However, I was unable to eat it all . Large portions , insanely good value for money. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All freshly cooked, too. Staff are incredibly friendly, and there are lots of choices on the menu for whatever you fancy to eat.
Very busy, clearly the place to dine .

A.J's Crepes, Waffles and Shakes, Brecon

One reviewer said: "We popped into AJ’s on a trip into Brecon and were definitely pleased with our visit.

We were a group of 5, but still got our food and drinks really speedy. Lovely, friendly staff served us and we had a nice chat with them. Really nice atmosphere.

The coffee was excellent! Everyone in our group enjoyed their food. Would definitely return when I’m back in the area to try out other bits on the menu."

Another added: "Lovely American style pancakes, maple syrup and bacon."