Although there is nothing wrong with a fluffy stack of warm buttermilk pancakes, variety is the spice of life. Take a bit out of these unique pancake creations found across LA for a walk on the wild side of breakfast.
After fabulous raves from my friends, I had to try the Buttermilk Truck’s Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes. This food truck features a whole lineup of breakfast favorites (for dinner or whenever it strikes your fancy), but the Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Pancakes are a surprising and amazing little treat. Served warm with butter and syrup, these are an L.A. best bet. Bonus- you can now buy the batter mix to make your own at home! Follow them on Twitter for current event locations.
The Griddle Cafe
7916 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046
With a wide variety of unique pancake creations, The Griddle Cafe is a sure bet if you are looking for one-of-a-kind pancakes. Try the “Hear Me Roar” pancakes with baked with frosted flakes and strawberries, the “Black Magic” cakes with crushed Oreos baked inside, or the “Saturday Morning Fever” pancakes livened up with Baily’s and Kahlua. Stop by for seasonal favorites like peep-filled (and topped) pancakes at Easter.
Shutters on the Beach
1 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
For the best start to your day, soak in amazing views of the Pacific Ocean at Shutters on the Beach’s Coast restaurant while enjoying fluffy Lemon Ricotta Pancakes served with fresh berries. Breakfast is, of course, the most important meal of the day; start it off right.
Famous for offering a slew of take-out options for hurried working professionals, Jinky’s boasts more than 30 varieties of pancakes, including unique offerings like the Banana Foster Cakes, Caramel Creame Pancakes, and Pumpkin Pancakes served with pumpkin marmalade. Gluten-free eaters can score some of the same great pancake flavor combos as well!
More than Waffles
17200 Ventura Blvd.
Encino, CA 91316
Although they do boast a wide variety of waffles, More than Waffles actually serves up some extremely tasty and unique pancake creations as well. From a wide variety of healthy options (including pancakes made from numerous grains, granola, and gluten-free buckwheat) to chocolate chip and pumpkin pecan pancakes, the tasty cakes and diverse selection make More than Waffles a must visit.
Jacks N Joe
2498 S Figueroa St
Los Angeles, CA 90007
Located near USC, Jacks N Joe, a “Breakfast All Day Kinda Place,” serves up warm flapjacks to guests all day. For a wholesome start, consider the Tree Huggers, sweet orange butter atop three buckwheat pancakes with granola. Show school spirit with the Fight On cakes; bacon provides an extra dose of protein cooked right in the batter. I must mention the WTF?! Cakes: crazy-shaped pancakes with cream cheese, berries, and powdered sugar.
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