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Best Pancakes in Toronto?

I am craving pancakes for brunch and was curious where people have have had the BEST pancakes. I have been going to Okay Okay for the past few weeks and really enjoy their blueberry pankcakes but thought that I would try some place new this weekend. Any recommendations in the downtown area?

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  1. Toba pancakes are awesome. Dessert trends are unique and great.

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    1. re: deelicious

      I haven't tried Toba's, or many others for that matter. I'm more of a omelet kinda gal but I do love the pancakes at Okay Okay. Funny though, I think I read somewhere that he actually uses a mix!!! Not all that surprising I guess considering the potato thingees are the frozen kind....but they are yummy all the same in a sinful kinda way :)

      1. re: Finnegan

        I often go through the same dilemma and although I'm not a vegetarian, I find the pancakes at Fresh (Spadina, Bloor, Queen/Crawford) to be excellent. They have berry ones as well as banana and banana nut etc. They're thick and fluffy and really well done. Now that I think of it, I might have to go myself this weekend!

        1. Professor, do the blueberry pancakes at Okay Okay have blueberries in the batter, or only on top?

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          1. re: idnas

            the berries are in the batter as I recall.

            1. re: millygirl

              The blueberries are in the batter. I have yet to try their other fruit option - banana. It doesn't really suprise me to hear that they may be made from a mix. They are good in that old familiar diner sort of way. I am going to Barrio this weekend and I normally get the waffles but perhaps I will get the pancakes and report back.

              1. re: professor plum

                Thanks millygirl and professor. I'll definitely give them a try.

          2. I quite enjoyed the blueberry pancakes at the Senator - nice and fluffy, with the gentle tang of buttermilk. For my money, though, nobody holds a candle to the damn fine pancakes one could get at Mildred Pierce (RIP) - hugh, light, fresh and buttery. *sigh*

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            1. re: wickalicious

              They have a cookbook, Out to Brunch, and the pancake recipe is in there. I get extremely similar results from the restaurant at home, we rarely go out for pancakes anymore!

            2. My vote is for The Homeway, on Mount Pleasant a few blocks north of Eglinton. Reasonably priced delicious breakfasts and brunches, and their pancakes are great. They put cinnamon in the batter, and lots of blueberries right in the batter; don't know if they use a mix or not, but it tastes homemade. You can get their pancakes plain, with blueberries, or with chocolate chips.

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              1. re: FresserGuy

                I tried the blueberry pancakes at The Homeway today. I would agree they're nice, though they're unlikely to get my vote for best in the city. The cinnamon in the batter comes through nicely and the blueberries are in the batter, but the berries were so small and so few as to not really impact the taste. The pancakes themselves were relatively light, though not super fluffy. Competent but not outstanding. I liked the restaurant overall, though and will go back. The side of Mennonite ham was good and real maple syrup is always welcome. The juice of the day was mango/banana/orange and they also had fresh squeezed grapefruit which was a treat for my friend.