8 Pancakes to Try for National Pancake Day in Westchester

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Whether you like them slathered with butter and syrup, topped with fruit, or loaded with all the fixings, you’ll love these pancakes.

Weekends call for leisurely mornings with a heaping stack of flapjacks and hot coffee, but it’s National Pancake Day on Tuesday, February 28, so butter our biscuits and call it Sunday all day!

To honor this breakfast favorite, we’ve compiled a short stack of our favorite pancakes in Westchester, with offerings ranging from simple buttermilk flapjacks to outrageous sugary creations, like cotton candy crunch ’cakes. And many of these spots score extra points for serving your pancakes with genuine maple syrup, too — you know, the type that’s tapped from actual trees.


8 S Division S, New Rochelle; 914.740.7240

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More often than not, your visits to Krave are probably filled with Caribbean and soul-inspired specialties, like jerk chicken, cod fish cakes, and rum punch. But there’s a Sunday brunch, too, and it features an outstanding platter of skillet banana pancakes, which is a solid addition to the menu.

Mt. Kisco Diner

252 Main St, Mt. Kisco; 914.666.5676

Mt. Kisco Diner is the king of outrageous pancakes. The menu has about 15 varieties of over-the-top options, from cinnamon roll pancakes, swirled with cinnamon-brown sugar and topped with vanilla-glaze drizzle, to cannoli pancakes, rolled and stuffed with traditional chocolate chip cannoli cream. And if those drool-inducing choices aren’t enough, there are also rotating seasonal specials such as pumpkin spice pancakes and off-the-menu items like cotton candy crunch pancakes. Traditionalists can still find no-nonsense, light and fluffy buttermilk flapjacks or silver dollar pancakes.


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On The Way Café

34 Ridgeland Terr, Rye; 914.921.2233

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This quaint corner restaurant has been pumping out breakfast and lunch for as long as most folks can remember. And while the country-style pancakes are a permanent menu favorite, both the blueberry and the banana nut flapjacks are equally delicious. All are served with a healthy dollop of whipped cream on top.


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The Original Pancake House

170 Hamilton Ave, White Plains; 914.683.3770

No list about best pancakes would be complete without The Original Pancake House. Every pancake here is a star (we see you, oven-baked Dutch baby), but the real specialty is the German apple pancake, which consists of a load of sautéed apples, clarified butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Your greed may make you turn down the offer to share this enormous bad boy, but your stomach may say otherwise.

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Parkway Café

52 East Pkwy, Scarsdale; 914.723.9008

This locally-owned restaurant has been serving Westchester for over 50 years, and that homey feel comes across in the pancakes. The standard buttermilk flapjacks come golden brown and relatively thick, and every amazing bite of the other flavors like sweet potato, chocolate chip, fruit, and flaxseed stacks make the wait to get a table worth it.

Pelville Coffee & Pastry

300 Fifth Ave, Pelham; 914.740.5243

Perfectly light and fluffy, the pancakes here are as straightforward and delicious as they get — the only options are plain, blueberry, or chocolate chip. They’re served with the usual accoutrements of maple syrup and a generous helping of salted butter. Owner and chef Jim Evangelos says that using real buttermilk and resisting the urge to overmix the batter makes all the difference in the world, and we couldn’t agree more.

The Roaster Cafe

419 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck; 914.630.2954

While many flock to The Roaster Café for such Mediterranean-inspired delicacies like gyro platters, falafel, hummus, kebabs, and more, tasty pancakes are a key component of the breakfast menu. Options include buttermilk, blueberry, red velvet, Nutella, and gluten-free. All are served with fresh berries and maple syrup.


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Stanz Café

26 Chatsworth Ave, Larchmont; 914.833.9760

When the morning calls for a stack of perfectly cooked flapjacks, Stanz Café delivers the goods. Nicely crispy on the outside and fluffy on the inside with a hint of buttermilk flavor, these are pancakes prepared just right.


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