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Jun 8, 2011 02:00 PM

best pancakes

Hi all -- going to San Fran for some baseball games in August. Have our dinner places picked out: Delfina, Perbacco, Nopa...but would love some good places to have breakfast that include yummy pancakes...
Staying at the hotel Vitale, and won't have a car.
Where are the best pancakes in San Francisco???

230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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  1. Judging by the lines Sears Fine Food and Mama's on Washington Square both within 1.3 mile walk.

    Sears Fine Food
    439 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

    1. Citizen's Band in SOMA has a great pancake (when it's on the menu) and Rocco's (across the street) has a classic diner pancake. Both of them are a little out of your way but not too far from the ballpark.

      Rocco's Cafe
      1131 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

      Citizen’s Band
      1198 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103

      1. I don't think San Francisco has very good pancakes honestly.

        Can we point you somewhere better for breakfast? Brenda's, Plow, many other options for pastries, grits, omelets, chilaquiles, etc.

        1. More traditional style: thick/fluffy at Ella's
          For more a Dutch Baby: Canteen

          1. A lot of people like It's Tops Coffee Shop on Market. Nothing fancy or gourmet but they have variations, blueberry, buckwheat, banana, etc. It's a bit of a dive actually. I'm not sure I'd go there, although the Metro street car runs by it from downtown. As mentioned, SF isn't much of a pancake town, no ethnic tradtion, no hardcore winters or fields to plow at 5 a.m. like the Midwest (which probably has the best pancakes in general).