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Jan 13, 2009 03:24 PM

Whose pancakes are better? Dupars? or Griddle Cafe?


Please weigh in with your thoughts on the matter!

Dupars is my all time favorite....I can't imagine there's a place better than them.

What do you think?


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    1. re: J.L.

      Best pancakes I've had in the L.A. area is Home Bakery and Cafe in Montrose. Very disappointed with Dupars at the Farmer's Market last time I was there but across the food patio at Charlie's Coffee Shop has the best french toast I can remember eating.

      1. re: heckonwheels

        Wow! Really? I live in Montrose. I'll check it out!

    2. Er, I would say Vivian's. But the Griddle has a bigger variety...

      1. Anything's got to be better than Dupars pancakes......went to the Farmer's Market Dupars for pancakes and was shocked they were $8 for a short stack (2) and they were nothing to write home about.

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        1. re: monku

          Agree here, Dupars is a shadow of its former self under the new auspices of Norms. Those pancakes as well as the French Toast should remain in your memories, yet not in your stomach.
          Truly depressing.
          Griddle by default

          1. re: carter

            The most galling thing about Du-Par's was when the new owners put together a press release (picked up by all the local media) touting their claim that the famous hotcake recipe would remain the same. But anyone who was even remotely familiar with the old formula can tell from one bite that they've changed. It's not so much the flavor as the texture, which is just all wrong. It never ceases to amaze me when people take a product and intentionally make it worse. It's completely irrational.

            1. re: Jack Flash

              I used to rave about DuPars pancakes and french toast too. My friend used to try to replicate the pancakes at home, but never could. Now, they're just run of the mill, and pricey too. AT whatever time it was (close to lunch time) on the weekend, I could not get pancakes with my scrambled eggs--no combos, no way. (Studio City )7 or 8 dollars for 2 pancakes is ridiculous. I'm searching for pancakes like they used to make..

          2. re: monku

            Actually, I think a short stack has 3 and a tall 5, but yes, not the cheapest in town for sure.

            1. re: SecretAsianMan

              Two pancakes there were $8. Call it what you want. Other places I've been to call two pancakes a short stack.

              1. re: monku

                SAM is correct - the short stack at Du-Par's is 3 hotcakes; the full order is 5. $8 for the full stack, $7 for the short stack.

                1. re: Jack Flash

                  Apologize for my poor counting skills.......but I was outraged at the price and they were worse than the pancakes at Denny's and the Krusteaz pancake mix I get from Costco that I just add water too.

          3. The griddle has big, food but not very good food.

            1. I'm surprised at the number of Dupar's detractors. I find the pot pies to be excellent and the pancakes light and mysteriously addicting.

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              1. re: SecretAsianMan

                I too like the pancakes at Du-Par's. But different strokes and all that. Have you ever had the flannel cakes at Musso & Frank? They only serve them until 11 AM, but if you like very thin pancakes (almost crepe like) they are worth checking out.

                Musso & Frank Grill
                6667 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

                1. re: Servorg

                  Hmmm. Quite enticing. I will check it out!