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Oct 27, 2007 05:14 AM

Pancakes and french toast

Who serves unforgettable pancakes and french toast for Sunday brunch or--even better--breakfast?

Basically, I'm looking for an alternative to Clinton St. Baking Company, where I've been very impressed with the food. I like going there on weekdays, but don't really want to deal with the weekend crowd/waits.

This pancake/french toast venue can be in any neighborhood. Thanks!

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  1. in my opinion only thing that makes clinton st's pancakes so good is the maple butter.. otherwise aren't pancakes pretty much the same anywhere? anyway, i like those at bubby's.

    1. The best French toast I've had in NYC is at The Flea Market Cafe in the EV. The restaurant serves French bistro fare in a very charming setting, right across the street from Thompkins Sq. Park.

      1. I am a big fan of Bubby's pancakes. They are amazingly fluffy and super filling. Only drawback is you usually have to deal with the sounds of plenty of children in the place. I say drawback not because I hate kids, but because after a night out there is usually one or more members of my brunch party that requires a quieter location to refuel.


          Sarabeth's --- any of their locations. I like going to the Chelsea Market location -- small but usually tables available anytime. More like a tiny cafe.
          The pancakes are amazing.

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          1. re: Jill Brazil

            They are lemon ricotta and quite good.

            Five Points' version is also lemon ricotta, I believe. Yum.

            Shopsin's does lime ricotta, too, I think, but you might have to ask as Kenny hates making them.

          2. good, Danal, and Five Points have good versions of both.
            For pancakes, Bubby's, Spotted Pig (cornmeal pancakes), Fairway Cafe
            For French toast, 9th St. Market, Danal (although might currently be closed?), Extra Virgin, Deborah, Jane, Westville, Blue Ribbon Bakery

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            1. re: Lucia

              Also, the Neptune Room (run by the owners of Jane) does great French Toast. It's creme brulee battered.

              1. re: Lucia

                Actually the pancakes I've had at Sarabeth's were Oat Pancakes with bananas and pure maple syrup! So good!