Pancakes done right are nothing short of virtuous, and we feel the establishments serving the best ones deserve medals for their public service from the City of Los Angeles. Unfortunately, the city doesn't have pancake sampling at the top of its to-do list, so we've eaten our way through not a few diners, breakfast joints and restaurants to bring you a list of the best places in L.A. to grab a stack of these beloved breakfast carb-bombs.
Within the world of pancakes are many different options. You may prefer plain old-fashioned buttermilk -- light and fluffy and drenched with salted butter and maple syrup sucked straight out of a Vermont tree. Or you might prefer bananas, nuts, coconut, chocolate chips and Oreo cookies jammed into pancakes that are smothered with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and powdered sugar. Then there's farm-to-table fare, old-school diner flapjacks made by amateur moms and pops, and high-end cheffy creations. In the culinary mecca of L.A. you can find all of these, and then some.
While we appreciate the trending spots that serve up pancakes for brunch on weekends, this list features places that serve them seven days a week, a respectful nod to the serious pancake eater.More »