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John O'Groats - Pancake Power Undiminished!

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For the last few Sundays I have been going to the WLA John O'Groats on Pico (just west of Rancho Park Golf course) for the opening bell. I've had the multi-grain, the high fiber and this morning the chocolate chip. All were great (the mulit-grain might have been just a tad undercooked in the middle), but the chocolate chip ones this morning were a revelation. Addiction is not too strong a word when it comes to pancakes and John O's.

ADD: One other really good thing about this place...great coffee (if you like the SF model for coffee). They even offer French Press if you want to go that route. I just haven't felt the need to do that given the quality of the regular cup of Joe they pour.

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  1. Ive been at the Ventura Blvd outpost quite often lately...coffee is excellent. Biscuits, pancakes are excellent and really nice people.

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    1. re: lapizzamaven

      I noticed on a white board that the WLA branch was offering some new flavors of biscuits (cheddar bacon was one IIRC). Have you tried any of their waffles? It's hard to forgo their pancakes, but the waffles are calling to me a bit and I may have a hard time ignoring them in the future... ;-D>

    2. I found myself with time to kill between the driving range and tee time at Rancho Park a couple of weeks ago and made my way to John O'Groats. I've had breakfast there before and wasn't terribly impressed -- my favorite is S & W. Anyway, I wanted something satisfying but not too huge, so I ordered the biscuits and gravy. Really good! I only wish my golf was of similar quality.

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      1. re: nosh

        lol...Since I don't play golf I'd be really teed off if the pancakes at JO's takes a sudden turn toward the sub par (unlike your golf game for which I'm certain sub par would be welcomed)... ;-D>

      2. My love affair with John O'Groats pancakes continues unabated. I can say that my "custom" lemon pancakes with added chocolate chips were spectacularly good this morning. Last week I tried the cheddar bacon biscuits. Still not a fan of O'Groats biscuits. Too dry. And the addition of cheddar and bacon didn't help at all. But those lemon pancakes will now inhabit my dreams. I get the 2 pancakes, 2 eggs over easy and 2 strips of thick sliced bacon (the bacon is also a stellar example of the pig) along with their excellent regular coffee. If you have any love of pancakes and live on the west side then John O'Groats is a must try.