There’s really no wrong time to eat pancakes. But there are times when not eating pancakes would be a mistake. And today happens to be one of those days. Because it’s Pancake Day 2016! Since we love pancakes, we were way in front on this one. We already made this handy-dandy guide to celebrating with a tall stack from the best pancake spots in Pittsburgh. So settle in, smother your pancakes with your favorite toppings, then commemorate this most excellent day how it was intended to be – by licking your plate clean.


Strawberry Hotcakes Pamelas Pittsburgh

Do yourself a favor, get to Pamela’s and order the hotcakes. They are part pancake, part crepe, and all kinds of delicious. These cakes are spongy, butter, and crispy at once. It’s the sort of thing that can’t be explained, it can only be experienced. So, what are you waiting for?


Delucas Pittsburgh

If the crepe-like hotcakes don’t do it for you, here’s another quintessential Pittsburgh breakfast joint to try. When it comes to pancakes, Deluca’s offers plenty of choices. There’s the “Heavenly Hotcakes”, the option to build-your-own “Fancy Pancake”, as well as a selection of crepes filled with Ricotta cheese and topped with whipped cream.

Square Cafe

Square Cafe Pittsburgh

Make your way to Regent Square for pancakes hot off the griddle. Square Cafe is a cozy community hangout that happens to an incredible and creative selection of pancakes. From the more tame Buttermilk, to the tasty Pumpkin Walnut, and the Hearty 7-grain this place has something for everyone. Seriously! They even have vegan-friendly and gluten-free pancakes!

The Dor-Stop

Dorstop Pittsburgh Pancake

This spot in Dormont is a pancake-lovers paradise. The speciality and premium pancakes make it so. They have some of the most amazing combinations around, including Apple Cinnamon, Chocolate Chip, Banana Walnut, and Oatmeal Raisin cakes to name a few. Our advice? Bring some friends and divvy up the orders so you can sample a little bit of everything.

Coca Cafe

Coca Cafe Pittsburgh Pancake

You might know this place as the go-to brunch spot on Butler Street. If you’ve been then you already know Coca Cafe is on point. If you’ve never been, Pancake Day is perfect reason to stop by. Be prepared for an elevated take on your cakes, like pumpkin pancakes with maple butter and caramelized pears. (whipes drool from mouth.)


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This Strip District diner does breakfast (read: pancakes) all day, every day. Which means that, no matter how busy you are today, Kelly-O’s will be open to help you celebrate Pancake Day. Stop in for their Sweet Buttermilk Pancakes. You can even add blueberries, bananas, or chocolate chips. That’s three reasons and zero excuses not to snag a stack of pancakes.

This content was provided by a local, independent contributor to Made in PGH, a lifestyle blog.
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