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Best Thin Pancakes in Los Angeles

adevejian Jun 15, 2007 10:29 AM

Pie n' Burger initially got me hooked on thin pancakes until I tried the 49'er Flap Jacks at Original Pancake House in Anaheim which completely trumped my experience at PNB (which is unfortunate for me as I live in Pasadena).

Any recommendations?

  1. tatertotsrock Jun 19, 2007 02:54 PM

    Larkins (LarkinsJoint.com) in Eagle Rock has these pancakes for their Sunday Brunch...they're so good, they piss me off! I crave them, and they haven't had a brunch in several weeks...but..yippee! they will have brunch again a week from Sunday and I'll be all over those yummy little suckers with gusto! Thanks goodness for pancakes and french toast1

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    1. re: tatertotsrock
      adevejian Jun 19, 2007 09:52 PM

      Thanks, sounds great. I'll be there.
      This morning I had my fix at Pie N' Burger: so so tasty.

      1. re: tatertotsrock
        adevejian Jun 20, 2007 10:34 AM

        By the way, by "a week from Sunday" do you mean the first of July?

        1. re: adevejian
          tatertotsrock Jun 22, 2007 02:23 PM

          Hi adevejian,
          I can't believe it's gonna be July, but yes, July 1st will be the Sunday to get 'em...I'll most likely be there cuz it's been about 2 months since I've enjoyed their goodness.

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        jhvu Jun 16, 2007 12:12 PM

        Try Pie N' Burger's! It's the only thing I order from them these days, I'm never there for lunch. Breakfast until 1 p.m. on Sundays, 11 a.m. on Saturdays.

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        1. re: jhvu
          adevejian Jun 16, 2007 12:54 PM

          That's the very first place I mentioned haha. I'm the same; those pancakes are the only thing I order from them.

          1. re: adevejian
            maudies5 Jun 16, 2007 01:40 PM

            I love the pancakes at The Fountain in the Beverly Hills Hotel.

          2. re: jhvu
            tblue22 Jun 20, 2007 12:42 PM

            Where is Pie N' Burgers?

            1. re: tblue22
              JeetJet Jun 20, 2007 03:43 PM


              OPH (Must try the 49'er Flap Jacks

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            Al Gore mand Jun 15, 2007 03:00 PM

            Try the thin pancakes at The Hamlet (formerly H/H), during weeekend brunch. Not true swedish pancakes (not enough egg), but thin and tasty. Add a side of "Those Potatoes" and you're in carb heaven.

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            1. re: Al Gore mand
              adevejian Jun 15, 2007 03:48 PM

              Many thanks for the suggestions. I've got a lot of work to do.

              1. re: adevejian
                bigredd Jun 15, 2007 05:40 PM

                Kate Mantilini. Almost crepe like and delicious!

              2. re: Al Gore mand
                tblue22 Jun 20, 2007 12:40 PM

                Where is The Hamlet?

                1. re: tblue22
                  Diana Jun 20, 2007 12:43 PM

                  there's one on Van Nuys in Sherman oaks

                  1. re: Diana
                    adevejian Jun 20, 2007 03:32 PM

                    There are a lot of Hamlet's in LA; Pasadena, Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica. Just type in "Hamburger Hamlet" (old name) on google maps to find the nearest one.

                    1. re: adevejian
                      Woolsey Jun 21, 2007 08:28 AM

                      The Hollywood Hamburger Hamlet - the one across from the Chinese Theater - is closed. Has been for some time now. It's becoming an H&M soon.

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                tdo ca Jun 15, 2007 02:51 PM

                Try the flannel cakes at Musso's - somewhere between a pancake and a crepe - drowned in melted butter with syrup

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                1. re: tdo ca
                  David Kahn Jun 15, 2007 05:01 PM

                  Yeah, the only problem is that they don't open until 11 am (or something like that) and are closed on Sunday.

                  1. re: tdo ca
                    Woolsey Jun 21, 2007 06:44 PM

                    I went to Musso & Frank for lunch and had the flannelcakes. They were good. If thin pancakes are what one wants, I can't imagine one will find thinner than Musso's. They're essentially regular pancakes - not really eggy like a crêpe - but made paper-thin. I've never seen a pancake get that thin; they aren't even flipped over. The batter itself isn't too flavorful, though, which might be the one shortcoming of Musso's flannelcakes. I did enjoy the, well, flannel-like texture, though. They come three to a stack for $6 and measure about nine to ten inches in diameter.

                  2. paulj Jun 15, 2007 12:11 PM

                    49'ers are my normal order at OPH in any town.

                    I make Swedish pancakes and crepes at home, but the texture of the 49'ers is unique - a bit chewier. I'd love to learn the recipe.


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                    1. re: paulj
                      Clare K Jun 15, 2007 02:15 PM

                      Actually just saw this recipe, looks divine (with pics):

                    2. Clare K Jun 15, 2007 12:06 PM

                      The sourdough pancakes at Campanile are quite thin, and very good.

                      Clare K.

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                      1. re: Clare K
                        adevejian Jun 15, 2007 01:14 PM

                        Thanks for the suggestion, I'll try Campanile.

                        And I'm also trying to find THE recipe for the 49'er Flap Jacks at OPH. No luck yet, though I have found some flap jack recipes on the net.

                        Here's the closest I've found:

                        49'er Pancakes

                        1/2 C Sourdough culture
                        1 T Sugar
                        2 C Flour
                        1 T Oil
                        1 C Milk
                        1 T Baking powder
                        2 Eggs
                        1/2 T salt
                        Maple syrup

                        Stir up everything but the syrup & butter. Can cook on greased inverted lid of the oven.

                        1. re: Clare K
                          Dommy Jun 15, 2007 01:31 PM

                          Those are my FAVORITE! I order a side of sausage to make my own pancake sausage wraps... heh... :)


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