Rise and shine to the smell of these top 5 flapjacks in the city. From the maple syrup and melted butter-basked to the fresh fruit-topped, Luxury Attaché covers the most mouthwatering pancakes in all of New York City.
1 Clinton Street Baking Co.
The infamous Clinton Street Baking Co. pancakes hold the perfect breakfast balance; they’re gooey in the center and crisp on the edges. Get them adorned with blueberry compote or slathered with homemade maple butter and walnuts. Expert tip: go for brunch during the week for an uninterrupted and unequivocal flapjack experience.
4 Clinton St, between East Houston and Stanton Sts
2 Locanda Verde
Locanda Verde’s lemon ricotta pancakes are famous for the extra oomph and detail added inside and on top. Executive Chef Andrew Carmellini blends fresh ricotta cheese into the batter and quickly fries each cake, adding a light golden brown shade to the exterior before topping them with a dollop of Meyer Lemon Curd and a handful of fresh blueberries.
377 Greenwich St, between Hudson and North Moore Sts
The idea of sourdough pancakes may be a foreign concept to some, but rest assured these cakes are so good guests can’t put their forks down. The sourdough mix gives the pancake a subtle bite that, combined with the carmelized bananas and toasted walnuts, takes even the experienced bruncher to breakfast euphoria.
120 Hudson St, between Franklin and North Moore Sts
The breakfast menu at this Italian Gramercy gem is unparalleled, especially when it comes to the pancakes. The combination of fresh fruit and ricotta make for a griddlecake so good, guests eat it sans-syrup. Enjoy the pancakes at the bar while enjoying the beautiful views of the park in the spring.
2 Lexington Ave, between 21st and 22nd Sts
Penelope is a cozy, intimate, family oriented breakfast spot that attracts neighbors and newcomers alike. The down-home feel and the friendly service only make guests’ experience that much more enjoyable pre or post-’cakes. Get the pancakes dusted with powdered sugar and served with fresh strawberries or warm baked apples.
159 Lexington Ave, between 29th and 30th Sts