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Jan 17, 2009 06:22 PM

Where are the best pancakes /waffles in Westchester County

I am looking for great tasting pancakes. I love country style breakfast. Any suggestions?

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  1. Other than driving South for a country style breakfast, no.

    The best waffles can be found at the Landmark in Cos Cob. The only pancakes I've found as good as mine were at Uncle Bill's in Cape May NJ.

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    1. re: dolores

      OK, dolores -- time to move over to the home cooking board and post that pancake recipe! I've yet to find one that I'mm 100% happy with.

      1. re: roxlet

        I cheat, roxlet...but I will, if pressed.


        Done. Mea culpa! But I honestly havn't found another pancake that I love. I hate doughy, mouthy pancakes, I like them to melt in the mouth.

        Maybe those at On The Way Cafe in Rye? They looked good.

      2. re: dolores

        Landmark, Cos Cob CT? Where is it in Cos Cob? Are they are breakfast place only?

        1. re: nbermas

          31 E Putnam Ave
          Cos Cob, CT 06807
          (203) 869-0954

          I've only had their waffles and they have many flavors to choose from. On a weekend, they used to have lines out the door. I can't remember if they have a full menu.

          1. re: dolores

            Thank you, I will defintely try it because always looking for a great breakfast place near Stamford. Keep warm

            1. re: dolores

              dolores, isnt this the place that adamclyde talks about? where you can sub pancakes instead of home fries or something and it's still $5? i knew i should have went there when i was housesitting in that hood...oh, well it's only about 15 minutes away...

              1. re: unocal

                Sorry, I just saw this. no, I was referring to Lakeside diner in Stamford. Most of what I've had at Lakeside is very unremarkable. But their pancakes are phenomenal.

                But I'd like to try Landmark...

          2. re: dolores

            thanks everyone. I guess I have to make my own . I really like going out for breakfast however.

            1. re: shoekittykat

              Standing Room Only in Scarsdale has a great brunch. They are open from 11-3 on Sundays and it is really great and not many people know about it. Chocolate Chip pancakes and great omelettes too. Their salad bar is open too.

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            1. You've put me in a difficult position. I feel compelled to mention the buckwheat blueberry pancakes at Wobble Cafe in Ossining, which are great tasting (or were when I ate there in December of '07). Unfortunately, everything else about the breakfast I had there was mediocre or worse: the blah cafe au lait, the skimpy bacon, the awful (worst ever!) French toast.

              Since I've liked my breakfasts at City Limits Diner in White Plains, and since they serve something they actually call a "country breakfast", I can't resist mentioning it. The pancakes can have a blueberry topping, but not cooked into the pancakes, so they're not my favorite but are still decent. Since someone will probably feel compelled to say it if I don't: it's not really a diner, that's just what the owners decided to name it.

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              1. re: rpk

                At City Limits, I love the lemon waffle with fresh berries.

                1. re: rpk

                  I always thought that City Limits pancakes (I prefer the plain) were the best around, tho haven't ordered them for a couple of years.

                  1. re: Westjanie

                    someone please tell me where I can find a better waffle and/or pancakes in Westchester than City Limits....not too crazy about the lemon waffles or their pancakes...

                    1. re: RawTunaFan

                      nowhere, that's why westchester is so lame, and it's just north of NYC! but, if you ever find yourself in phoenicia, you MUST go to sweet sue's for the best pancakes i've ever had (raspberry is my fave), and this is coming from a waffle girl! plus, heading up to the mtns always makes for a nice day trip

                      1. re: unocal

                        in fact, sweet sue's probably is worth a drive from westchester co.

                  2. re: rpk

                    i went there once . they were ok but I guess there the best in town. I am open to going to other nearby towns. Any other great breakfast stops?

                    1. re: shoekittykat

                      i'm just curious as to what was just ok about them? i'm no pancake expert, but i know people come from all over to eat those cakes. oh, and i have always loved mcdonald's btw, which i'm sure you will think is crazy, but they're just so dang fluffy...

                    2. re: rpk

                      I sent out the sos but if your willing to go to rockland county , I just found a fantastic pancake place and the cook they fruit in the pancake

                    3. I don't know how I forgot about Ponfield cafe in Bronxville. They make an apple cinnamon topping for their pancakes and it is delicious, they also have a full breakfast menu including breakfast burritos and omelettes and very good puffy potatoes( not sure what they are called). Everything is really above average. Only drawback Parking can be tough and there can be a wait for a table. It looks like an unassuming luncheonette with a counter and tables. They are also open Thursday nights for dinner, have not tried their dinners.
                      3 Ponfield Rd, near parkview

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                      1. re: chowdom

                        Maybe this is gauche but, my husband swears by the pancakes at IHOP, especially the buckwheat. There's also a really good breakfast/lunch place that's popular in Chappaqua. The name is escaping me. But even Bill Clinton eats there!

                        1. re: mary30

                          The Chappaqua Diner on the corner in town is amazing!!! We live 30 mins from there, but it's our favorite breakfast spot by far!