Stack ‘em: 9 Decadent Pancakes Served for Brunch in NYC

Brunch just doesn’t stack up without a tall plate of flapjacks with sugary, sweet toppings like whipped butter, seasonal fruit, and maple syrup. Being that pancakes are a brunch staple in Manhattan, and for those times when our eyes are bigger than our mouths, here are nine decadent pancakes––from pumpkin pancakes, drizzled with cinnamon yogurt, to pancakes made with OREOs mixed into the batter, glazed with an OREO cream, and topped with crumbled OREOs––to try in Manhattan. Pancakes can be dessert, right?

Pumpkin Pancakes
Cafe Orlin
41 St. Marks Place
(212) 777-1447

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Feast on the flavors of fall year-round with these pumpkin pancakes from Café Orlin that are topped with thick and creamy cinnamon yogurt. ($12.50)


Chocolate Chunk Pancakes
Clinton Street Baking Co.
4 Clinton Street
(646) 602-6263

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New Yorkers are known to wait in line for hours for a bite of Clinton Street Baking Co.’s famous pancakes, and the Chocolate Chunk pancakes are irresistible. Other heavenly pancake flavors served here are wild Maine blueberry and banana walnut. ($14)


Fig & Walnut Pancakes
Fig & Olive
420 W 13th Street
(212) 924-1200

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At Fig & Olive, figs are the divine ingredient, as are they in the Fig & Walnut pancakes, which are topped with sliced figs, walnuts, and whipped cream and drizzled with fig-infused maple syrup. ($15)


Atole Pancakes
64 Downing Street
(212) 604-0500

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Gardënia’s Atole Pancakes taste like the sweet, winter flavors of the Latin American hot beverage known as Atole, which is typically made with cinnamon and vanilla. The pancakes are spread with cajeta butter, topped with seasonal fruits and candied walnuts, and drizzled with cardamom syrup. ($13)


Lemon Pancakes
380 Lafayette Street
(212) 533-3000

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The iconic lemon pancakes, topped with fresh berries and a vibrant berry sauce, at Lafayette are never a short stack. ($17)


Irresistible Banana-Macadamia Nut Flap Jacks
Norma’s at Le Parker Meridien
119 West 56th Street
(212) 708-7460

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With a name like Irresistible Banana-Macadamia Nut Flap Jacks, these pancakes––spread with whipped banana brown sugar butter and topped with macadamia nuts––from Norma’s are too tempting to pass up. ($29)


Dutch-Style Pancake
54 E 1st Street
(212) 677-6221

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Indulge like the Dutch in a Dutch-Style Pancake from Prune. The pancake is cooked in an oven, decorated with pears (during the fall and winter seasons), and served with powdered sugar. ($17)


OREO Cookie Pancakes
The Stanton Social
99 Stanton Street
(212) 995-0099

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Have pancakes for dessert with The Stanton Social’s mini, shareable OREO cookie pancakes, made with OREOs mixed into the batter, glazed with an OREO cream, and topped with crumbled OREOs. ($13)


Huckleberry Pancakes
Union Square Café
21 E 16th Street
(212) 243-4020

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Manhattan’s acclaimed Union Square Café has been flipping fluffy buttermilk pancakes since 1985, and the huckleberry pancakes topped with whipped ricotta are one of their timeless brunch dishes. ($15)