Neighborhood Café-St. Paul

Neighborhood café consistently has excellent pancakes!  They have a delicious menu as well.  Today we tried a seasonal pancake as buttermilk is available throughout the year.  We will try buttermilk at our next visit, today we had pumpkin spice.  We also had corn pancakes that were included with our meals.  I will rate each separately….

Golden’s Deli

Golden’s DeliBad service is over shadowed by the delicious food! A little over priced but worth it. Rating: Amount: Two 6 inch pancakes-1 Flavor: slight cinnamon flavor, butter and syrup compliment and stand well alone-1 Texture: slight chew, hard to cut with knife, evenly cooked, fluffy-1 Cost: $7.00-0 Other: Butter and syrup served on the…

Hi Lo Diner

We had high expectations for Hi Lo. These were hands down some of the worst pancakes in south Minneapolis. I know this will be a contriversal opinion, but the ambience might be shielding opinions of a good pancake.  Rating: Amount:one 6 inch-0 Texture:eggy, evenly cooked-1 Flavor: bland, flat unsatisfying flavor even with butter and maple…

Bad waitress

One 10 inch cake 5.50 Bad waitress This cafe has delicious food! They have Breakfast served all day with traditional options. Rating: Amount: one 10 inch pancake-1 Texture: eggy, dense-1 Flavor: bland with no butter or syrup. Enhanced nicely with just butter or both butter and syrup-1 Cost: $5.50 for one cake-0 Other: butter in…

Blackbird

Blackbird is a little cafe in south Minneapolis. They have brunch on weekends that are worth a visit, but not for pancakes! Rating Amount: three 6 inch buttermilk pancakes. -1 Texture:dry,-0 Flavor:strong buttermilk/yeasty taste, bland, void of salt or butter-0 Other: butter on side, real maple syrup-1 Cost:$9.00-0 Overall 2/5  

Fat Nat’s Eggs-St. Anthony Village

Fat Nat’s has high reviews. I was inderwhelmed with my experience.  Rating Amount:One 8 inch buttermilk pancake-1 Texture:chewy, evenly cooked, fluffy-1 Flavor:no flavor really, salty-0 Other: butter packets at table not with pancake, artificial maple syrup, cold when served-0 Cost: $3.45 for one cake-1 Overall 3/5

Maria’s cafe

Maria’s is a delightful cafe with Colombian and Ecuadorian options. They have American type breakfast options but why not get more authentic meals? The corn cakes are a specialty and a must try. Rating: Amount: One 8 inch corn cake-1 Texture:Chewy, and soft-1 Flavor:Real corn pieces which made the corn flavor more enjoyable, evenly cooked-1…

Keys cafe-Randolph Ave St. Paul

Keys has multiple locations. The ambiance was kitschy and fun. The food was average and that came as a surprise because of the reputation. Rating: One 8 inch buttermilk pancake-1 Chewy and a spongy quality-0 Void of flavor, butter and syrup did not improve or decrease flavor, raw flour taste-0 Butter in little paper cup…

Uptowner cafe-St. Paul 

We tried this place out as it has been around for a long time and they usually have groupons. It offered basic diner food.  Everything was tasty, not overly greasy. Nice twist to the pancakes with cinnamon added to the batter.   Rating One 6 inch pancake-1 Fluffy, crispy edges, benefits from multiple pancakes stacked…

Good Day Cafe-St Louis Park

Pancakes at Good Day Cafe were overall unremarkable. We chose two different styles. The original buttermilk were a standard cake, and the 49’ers were more like large crepes that left something to be desired. It was as if something was missing like fruit or cheese. Rating for buttermilk 3 four inch cakes-1 Fluffy, evenly cooked-1…

Hot Plate-Minneapolis 

Hot plate has great ambiance.  They have decent breakfast options.  The wait is typically 30 min or more depending on day and time. Rating Single 6 inch pancake with Lingonberry butter-1 Cakey, fluffy, evenly browned.-1 The first impression is that there is a metallic aftertaste most likely caused by baking soda. A bitterness was also…

The Original Pancake House-Edina

This is probably the most popular place for pancakes.  They are a local chain with two other locations.  We had one of the longest waits to be seated and then a 60 min wait for food.  We had anticipated great food and unfortunately were seriously disappointed. Rating Three 4 inch buttermilk pancakes that comes with meal-1…