8 of the Best Spots in STL for Pancakes

By Katlyn Moncada
In Food

Light, fluffy and covered in warm maple syrup, there’s nothing quite like a short stack of pancakes. Whether for breakfast, brunch on the weekend or anywhere between, here are eight local places with both classic and creative versions of the classic staple you’ll want to try.

Photo courtesy of Half & Half

Photo courtesy of Half & Half

Southwest Diner
The cornmeal-buttermilk combination for Southwest Diner’s pancakes give just the right amount of crispiness to make these cornbread-like cakes worth the wait at this popular breakfast spot. 6803 Southwest Ave., Ellendale, 314.260.7244

Gamlin Whiskey House
Channel your inner child with creative takes on the short stacks at Gamlin Whiskey House, like the Oreo Cookie Pancakes covered with chocolate creme anglaise and marshmallow fluff. For a more fruitful take, try triple berry or big apple. 236 N. Euclid Ave., Central West End 314.875.9500 

From nutella chocolate chip to caramelized bananas with nuts or a savory combo of bacon, cheddar and asiago, the topping game is on point at Rooster. Liven up the flavors even more by getting the citrus maple butter. 1104 Locust St., Downtown; 3150 S. Grand Blvd., Tower Grove, 314.772.3447

Half & Half
Mike Randolph had his daughter’s palate serve as the inspiration for Clara Cakes. The pancake recipe is made simply with flour, buttermilk, leavening agents and a touch of oil before topped with raspberry, mascarpone and granola. 8133 Maryland Ave., Clayton, 314.725.0719

Piccione Pastry
The Loop’s Italian-inspired pastry shop known for its cannolis serves up ricotta pancakes on the weekend for brunch. Choose from traditional, chocolate chip or blueberry. 6197 Delmar Blvd., 314.932.1355

Kingside Diner
There are regular flapjacks on the menu, but the Central West End’s newest take on American classic dining fare is sure to please those in need for a gluten-free option with their quinoa pancakes. 4651 Maryland Ave, Central West End, 314.454.3957

Revel Kitchen
The Cherokee Street restaurant run by Cardinals nutritionist Simon Lusky and his wife, Angelica, offers pancakes served Plain Jane with grass-fed butter and Missouri maple syrup or Waino Style, complete with house-made peanut butter, strawberry jam and vanilla Greek yogurt. 2837 Cherokee St., Cherokee Business District, 314.932.5566

For those really wanting a reason to eat dessert as a meal, the red velvet pancakes at SoHo will really cure any sweet tooth. The house-made red velvet cakes are drizzled with a decadent vanilla cream sauce and served with maple syrup. 4220 Manchester Ave., The Grove, 314.932.5554 

Do you have a picture-perfect pancake spot that we need to know about? We’d love to know. Tweet me at @KatlynMoncada or @ALIVEMagSTL and let us know which short stack should make our shortlist.

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