When you wake up on September 26, the first thing you got to do is get on up and head on out to get some fat stacks (of pancakes)! That's because it'll be National Pancake Day! New Orleanians need some delicious coffee and some even better breakfast to get them through the day. So if you want a pancake or 12, here are five local spots that'll satisfy you!
The Ruby Slipper Café has been providing the New Orleans area delicious breakfast with a cozy atmosphere since 2008. You get their classic buttermilk pancakes with cane syrup butter for just $10. You can also ask your server for whatever the pancake of the day is. It's sure to be a delicious surprise! Multiple Locations, therubyslippercafe.net.
Café Fleur De Lis is perfect for those looking for traditional Southern cooking in the heart of the French Quarter. If you're out for breakfast, make sure to grab the Big Easy Breakfast, the Seriously Southern Breakfast, or the Bourbon Street Breakfast so you can stay filled up for the day. You can also get the Sweet Cream Pancakes, which you can get in different flavors like strawberry, banana, pecan, or chocolate. 307 Chartres St., 504-529-9641, cafefleurdelis.com.
Surrey's is New Orleans's oldest organic juice bar and it's a funky one at that! Their juice and breakfast items are a great pick-me-up. For National Pancake Day, make sure to order the Banana Pancake, which is a VERY large pancake with bananas in the batter. The cake can come with peanut butter, cream cheese, pecans, or syrup for an extra charge. Multiple Locations, surreysnola.com.
Paladar 511 is particularly known for serving up sleek and delicious tasting Italian food such as pizzas and pastas. But luckily for National Pancake Day, they have an excellent brunch menu as well! Come in and order the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with maple syrup and house made blueberry compote. 511 Marigny St., 504-509-6782, paladar511.com.
Bearcat Café caters on providing high-quality and fresh breakfast and lunch options at its two different locations. Each one has similar menus regarding pancakes, such as the Short Stack, the Vegan Bearcat, the Cave Breakfast, and the Bearcat Breakfast. The Uptown location also has the unique Chai Pancake, which comes with candied pecans, chai spice, and pumpkin cream cheese. Multiple Locations, bearcatcafe.com.