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Mar 23, 2011 08:06 PM

Pancakes in Lower Peninsula

Hello all,
my mom has been visiting from Italy and before she leaves she wants to go out for pancakes. We usually go to the Creamery in Palo Alto, but I'd be happy to explore a few new places- the catch is that we have twin four-month-old babies that tag along in a double stroller, so a place where we could easily accommodate them (e.g, the tables are not squished together a' la' St Micheal's alley, to be clear) would be ideal... location anywhere South of San Carlos but North of Mountain View. Anyt ideas?
Thank you!

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  1. Just had some amazing buttermilk pancakes at Joanie's Cafe in Palo Alto, very tender and real maple to boot! Some tables are tight but there are some roomier 4 tops in the back area.

    Joanie's Cafe
    447 N California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

    1. I've always been interested in the brunch at Cafe brioche. Don't know about the pancakes.

      Beyond Stacks, how about Il Forniao or Madera?

      1. Original Pancake House
        420 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022-3631 (650) 559-9197 ‎

        I think the pancakes surpass all other local options,..variety is almost unbelievable, service is attentive, families with children of all ages (in all types of strollers, chairs, etc.) are welcome and accommodated. Is this an upscale gourmet discovery? No, but I have found pancakes are rarely special in those settings. And waffles, crepes, omelettes offer alternatives. Coffee not the high point of the meal. Hope you try and enjoy.