Fluffy pancake madness at Alabama’s

I’ve been meaning to try Alabama’s pancakes for quite a while now, and it’s quite ironic that we haven’t had the chance given the fact that we live less than 5 minutes away from them. Clearly, we’re not the only ones intrigued by their massive and delicious looking stacks, since the place is always crowded.

Last Monday, I had the chance to pay them a visit and, because it was a week day, we didn’t have to wait for a booth, so if you’re like me and have the hardest time planning in advance (or making a reservation, I always forget!) then going on a weekday will be your best bet.

Best pancakes in the Northern Quarter, Manchester: Alabama's

Banoffee pancakes

When it comes to their sweet stacks they give you three choices: either 3 pancakes (that look more like 10), a french toast, or 4 vanilla waffles. This time Becci and I decided to go for their pancakes, but I can’t wait to go back with G and try their vanilla waffles (I’m always excited for waffles because there’s more room for chocolate/syrup on those little squares!).

Becci went for a banoffee stack, and she kept saying how delicious and creamy it was. I, on the other hand, couldn’t resist a mix of peanut butter and chocolate on mine, and loved every bite of it. The only thing that could have made these better would have been a stack with Nutella. I just love the flavour of that spread so much, and it’s my favourite sweet topping when it comes to breakfast and brunch. But overall, the chocolate and peanut butter was still good!

Best pancakes in the Northern Quarter, Manchester: Alabama's

Chocolate peanut butter madness

The pancakes were incredibly fluffy, as you can see from the pictures above (it’s just three pancakes for each stack!!!), and you had more than enough topping to eat with each of them. I even had a bit of peanut butter left at the end, even though I spread it generously for each bite, so that’s a good sign.

Attention was great, and I don’t know if it’s because last time we came on a weekend, or the staff was just too busy (or maybe it’s just that it was so long ago and things have improved) but this time I felt the overall service was way better and that improved our whole experience. I’m all about excellent customer service and I think that’s pivotal when it comes to having a good meal out.

Overall, our experience was fantastic and, as I said above, I can’t wait to go back with G and try their waffles. I’m sure G will love a good stack with maple syrup and bacon, so stay tuned for that.


On a different note, I might not be able to prepare any blog content for next week because we’re going to Paris on Saturday! And I couldn’t be more excited.

For those of you that don’t follow me on social (You can find me on Instagram (@michellelovestoeat), Twitter (@mlovestoeat), and Facebook (@michellelovestoeat)), it was my 25th birthday last Tuesday and G prepared a quick weekend getaway for us to celebrate it in Paris, so I might not be able to write anything for next week, but I’ll make sure to document everything on my Instagram stories for you.

If you haven’t checked the 25 things about me article I wrote last Tuesday, take a time to read it and let me know if you can relate to any of them! I’d love to hear back from you.


That’s it for today, guys. Thank you so much for reading me.






  1. March 27, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Wow😍 they all look so amazing, especially the chocolate peanut butter madness! I’m definitely going to have to check Alabama’s out😍

    • Michelle
      March 30, 2018 / 7:42 pm

      Yes! Make yourself that favour and give them a go, specially if you’re into fluffy pancakes. They also have maple and bacon ones that I want to try next time. All of them looked amazing

  2. March 27, 2018 / 8:04 am

    Wow they look intense!! I’m not a huge sweet pancakes fan but I think I could share a plate with my partner.

    • Michelle
      March 30, 2018 / 7:43 pm

      They also have some really amazing sandwiches so that might be a good option if you’re not into sweet pancakes 🙂

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