All About The Delicious Pancake Train Margate

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What’s better than eating delicious pancakes topped with delicious toppings?

Eating them on a train of course! And on the Margate Pancake Train, you can do exactly that.

Margate Train The Pancake Train Cafe
The Pancake Train Cafe

We came across the Pancake Train Cafe on a recent visit to the Margate Train and had a very delicious experience! Below, I give you our review of the Pancake Train Margate as well as more details about where you can find it and what to eat.

The Pancake Train Cafe Location

The Pancake Train Cafe has a very unique location – it is located in several train carriages in the stationary Margate Train. The Margate Train is located about 20 minutes south of Hobart on the Channel Highway. It’s easy to find being right next to the highway on the way into Margate. It’s located on the left hand side as you drive from Hobart.

There is a car park on the site. You can read more about the Margate Train here.

Pancake Train Margate carriage and seating
The view from the entry

Pancake Train Margate Review

We were very excited when we arrived at the Pancake Train and got to walk onboard for our meal. There are two carriages that have tables – one has normal tables and chairs set up and the other has train booth style sitting that look much more in theme. Since there were five of us, we didn’t fit in a booth and settled (happily) at a table.

With current social distancing rules, there were not that many tables and booths available and I recommend you book ahead. There are also outside tables.

Toilets are located outside as part of the Margate Train complex.

Pancake Train Margate

Pancake Train Margate Menu

We were quickly given menus after being asked if we wanted to start with any drinks. They gave us bottled water which was complementary.

As you would expect, pancakes feature heavily on the menu. There are a range of sweet and savoury options as well as all day breakfast style options which don’t have pancakes. There’s also a decent drinks menu and a kids menu.

For the pancakes, you can chose a single or double pancake option. Given it is only about $4 extra for two pancakes, it was too hard to resist. It is a decent serving.

We ordered a variety of dishes and all were delicious and well done. They arrived in good time and we were all very impressed when we saw our dishes.

chocobanana pancakes
Chocobanana pancakes

My 8 year old son nearly had his eyeballs pop out when he saw his chocobanana option!

My berry one was easy on the eye too.

It was not long before we had eaten just about every mouthful and walked out feeling slightly sickened, but very happy.

If I had to complain about something, it would be that there was too much chocolate on the chocobanana one. It was very rich chocolate and it was hard to eat all of the dish because it covered so much of the pancakes.

Pancake Train Margate berry pancakes
Berry pancakes. Just. So. Good

Final Words

We couldn’t ask for more from our Pancake Train experience. It was as fun and yummy as we hoped. Being on a train would have kept the kids happy and interested even if the food hadn’t been something they wanted. But add in the delicious options and they were very impressed.

You definitely don’t need kids to enjoy this experience though. Just a love of pancakes and doing something a bit different.

Read our full review and all the information you need about the Margate Train here or find more fun things to do in Margate and Southern Tasmania here.


By Sharon Gourlay

Sharon grew up in Tasmania, moved away and then came back with her family twenty years later. She loves re-discovering her home state and sharing it with you here.