National Pancake Day and Mardi Gras are on the same day this year, so go ahead and give in to your breakfast temptations with any one of these syrupy stacks of sweetness on February 9th.
Breakfast Republic is North Park’s buzzed about brunch spectacular. Available this month only, the sunny breakfast joint is offering an exclusive plate of Red Velvet Pancakes topped with cream cheese frosting (and it’s only $10!). If Red Velvet isn’t your flavor of choice, opt for the flight of pancakes instead. With Oreo, Cinnamon Roll, Churro, Bacon, Mint Chocolate Chip and Pineapple Upside Down Cake to choose from, picking three isn’t as easy as it sounds. Are you drooling yet?
If you’re a San Diego local, you’ve heard of Fig Tree Café. With three locations in Pacific Beach, Hillcrest and Liberty Station, the hit breakfast spot is hard to miss. In honor of the upcoming national holiday, give their signature stack of Buttermilk Pancakes a try. Served with orange segment syrup, the classic dish is available to be topped with your choice of blueberries, strawberries or bananas. For all the fruit lovers out there, go ahead and order all three for the ultimate naturally-sweet topping!
For a restaurant that embodies the beach community it’s surrounded by, head down to the Duck Dive. Located only a block from the sand and surf, the surfer’s lounge offers mellow brunch vibes. Their trademark Monkey Cakes dish is the ideal way to pay tribute to pancakes. The enticing stack of Buttermilk Pancakes is topped with fried banana, brown sugar and honey butter. We’re in a sugar coma already.
Get ‘em hot and get ‘em fresh at Pan Bon in Little Italy. Although the Italian restaurant specializes in staples from its homeland, the bi-level bakery and café knows how to do pancakes. Their Home Style Pancakes are prepared with seasonal fresh fruit, whipped cream and extra fluffiness of course!
Starving after a fun night out in Gaslamp? Get your hotcake fix at Brian’s 24 . The 24- hour eatery is known for their hearty portions and their signature pancake recipes, including classic Buttermilk, Potato, S’mores and Multigrain. Their Ultimate Pancake Sandwich doesn’t fall short either. Prepared with three buttermilk pancakes, two fried eggs, four strips of bacon, two sausage patties and warm syrup, it’s guaranteed to fill you up. Up for a challenge? Order the Pancake Monster with three fried eggs, five hotcakes, four strips of bacon, two sausage patties, an eight ounce ham steak and an eight ounce country fried steak on a bed of special home fries. If you can finish it by yourself in under an hour, it’s free!
Known for their farm-to-table approach, Farmer’s Bottega in Mission Hills offers simple and traditional pancakes. Their plate of Buttermilk Pancakes is available plain or with toppings of your choice. Complement the classic dish with any of the following fruit varieties: mixed fruit, strawberries, bananas or blackberries. Go for something different and try the blackberry pancakes!