Best Pancakes on the Upper West Side

Best Pancakes on the Upper West Side

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and pancakes are worth waking up for.  Here are the best pancakes on the Upper West Side! These restaurants on the Upper West Side are guaranteed to please.

Good Enough To Eat

520 Columbus Ave

The fluffy pancakes at Good Enough To Eat are served with their delightful strawberry butter on the side.

Pancake selections include:

  • Good Enough To Eat pancakes: these are the plain pancakes
  • Silver dollar pancakes: made with white flour
  • Apple pancakes: with apple-raisin compote, sour cream and cinnamon sugar.
  • Banana walnut pancakes.
  • Peter Paul Pancakes: made with Belgian chocolate and coconut.
  • Blueberry pancakes are served seasonally.
To add some protein, get the Lumberjack which comes with bacon and eggs.
Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Apple Pancakes

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Banana Walnut Pancakes

 

Sarabeth’s West

423 Amsterdam Ave

This popular brunch spot has two choices for pancakes:

  • Lemon & ricotta pancakes with blackberries and strawberries
  • Buttermilk pancakes with strawberries and bananas

The lemon & ricotta pancakes are especially popular, as one Yelp reviewer describes: “I didn’t know what to expect of the pancakes..I mean lemon? ricotta? in a pancake? Ok..if you say so. But it was actually delicious. i don’t recall tasting lemon/ricotta in the pancake but they made the cake yummy.”

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Buttermilk Pancakes. Photo by NYCFoodGuy.com

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, via Yelp

 

Viand Cafe

2130 Broadway

This old-school diner is on top of their griddle game.

Starting with the best, they serve:

  • Nutella pancakes: nutella, bananas, walnuts & whipped cream (pictured below)
  • Chocolate chip pancakes
  • Whole wheat pancakes

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

 

Big Daddy’s

2454 Broadway

Okay, time to get silly. Big Daddy’s is the place to go to fulfill your most insane pancake fantasies.

They’ve got every filling you can think of.  A few being:

  • Cookie Dough Pancakes
  • Oreo Pancakes
  • Rotating monthly specials include s’mores, fruity pebbles, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and blueberry cobbler pancakes!
Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Oreo Pancakes

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Cookie Dough Pancakes

Best pancakes on the Upper West Side

Best pancakes NYC

Blueberry Cobbler Pancakes

 

Jacob’s Pickles

509 Amsterdam Ave

Jacob’s has two wonderful pancake menu options for brunch:

  • Chicken & Pancakes: with buttermilk fried chicken, crispy sterling bacon, homemade syrup
  • Banana Pancakes: fluffy biscuit pancakes with caramelized bananas

The chicken and pancakes are particularly delicious and receive many rave reviews.

Best pancakes NYC

Banana Pancakes

Best pancakes NYC

chicken and pancakes, via Yelp

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Mike Mishkin

Mike Mishkin

Blogger & Native Upper West Sider
Mike is a native Upper West Sider. He's lived in the Lincoln Center area, Morningside Heights, and pretty much everywhere in between. You can frequently find him eating through the many great restaurants on the Upper West Side or awkwardly taking iPhone photos for @ilovetheupperwestside.
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