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Operation: Best Chocolate Chip Pancakes OR Waffles

ReelMike84 Oct 23, 2008 06:40 PM

I want chocolate for breakfast. Where can I get the best chocolate chip pancakes or waffles? Anywhere be it SFV to SGV will do. If they're destination worthy I'll gas up my car!

Whatever gets the most amount of votes or drool worthy description and I'll be there this weekend. I'll report back Monday with a review AND pictures.

Send me on my way. Go!

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  1. Servorg RE: ReelMike84 Oct 23, 2008 06:44 PM


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      ReelMike84 RE: Servorg Oct 23, 2008 09:25 PM

      That's 1 vote for Griddle Cafe!

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        Emme RE: Servorg Oct 23, 2008 10:07 PM

        Griddle is my first choice.

        Bread and Porridge in Santa Monica

        Quality in WeHo/mid LA

        If just chocolate chip pancakes (without other decadent options to tempt your palate), then Coral Tree Cafe actually does great chocolate chip pancakes.

        If you're in WeHo, the Abbey actually has nice fluffy ones.

        Also, Literati Cafe in Brentwood

        In case it's late night - Swingers

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          ReelMike84 RE: Emme Oct 23, 2008 10:10 PM

          Wowza, a lot to choose from. I suppose I'd give all those votes. Two for Griddle!

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            JEN10 RE: ReelMike84 Oct 24, 2008 10:27 AM

            If you want to head to the beach cities one day. You need to check out the Original Pancake House in Redondo beach. Be sure to get a hot chocolate with the awesome homemade whiped cream.

            Original Pancake House
            1756 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

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              ReelMike84 RE: JEN10 Oct 24, 2008 11:54 AM

              For the waffle or pancake?

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                JEN10 RE: ReelMike84 Oct 25, 2008 05:54 AM


      2. burumun RE: ReelMike84 Oct 25, 2008 12:06 AM

        I'd also vote for the griddle cafe, BUT personally I would go for chocolate chip French Toast!!! Why skimp on the decadence and settle fo' waffles ;)
        Not that I don't love waffles
        Here's my review (w/ photo) on the Devil's Daydream French Toast: http://gourmetpigs.blogspot.com/2008/...

        Chocolate bread AND chocolate chips.

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          ReelMike84 RE: burumun Oct 25, 2008 07:41 AM

          Wow... I didn't even think french toast as a chocolate chip possibility!

          3 Votes for The Griddle. I have been there once before, I had a chili omelet and the Golden Ticket Pancakes. Bother good... albeit a little TOO pants busting.

        2. CookieEater RE: ReelMike84 Oct 25, 2008 11:37 AM

          Another vote for Griddle if you want the most chocolate chips. But you've been there before and you want to try someplace else, Julienne's in San Marino has bittersweet chocolate waffles. I know that's not chocolate chip, but I can tell you that the rest of their food is great and their pastries are excellent. They know how to do sweets. They serve the waffles with a honey vanilla creme fraiche(!) and berries.
          I've been meaning to wake up early one day and try these waffles, for years. If you go let me know how they are!

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            chazar RE: ReelMike84 Oct 26, 2008 07:40 PM

            I agree with the Original Pancake House, and there's one in Orange (in OC) now, too! The choc chip pancakes (and all the other pancakes, too) are excellent!!!

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              ReelMike84 RE: chazar Oct 26, 2008 08:52 PM

              Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll have to really think about where I'm gonna go cause you guys gave such great choices! I'll leave this open during the week in case someone else pops in with a suggestion. Otherwise I'm gonna try and hit up one of the choco-breakfast options one day during the week.

              I'll be back!

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                ElsieDee RE: ReelMike84 Oct 27, 2008 01:24 AM

                Just one?

                Why not undertake a crawl? Hmmmm ... a weekend-long crawl of chocolate breakfasty things. Sounds like a delightful option!

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                  ReelMike84 RE: ElsieDee Oct 27, 2008 06:28 AM

                  Haha... I'm considering it. Waffles, to pancakes, to french toast!

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                    JEN10 RE: ReelMike84 Oct 27, 2008 08:20 AM

                    Don't forget the hot chocolate

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              deadre RE: ReelMike84 Oct 27, 2008 11:31 AM

              I'll add Griddle Cafe for anything related to Pancakes period. Just amazing tasty choices, lots of bang for your buck. I've only been there a few times and I love it!!

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