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Jan 28, 2019

It’s breakfast time all the time in Las Vegas. It doesn’t matter if you are just getting off work, fueling up after some exercise or finishing up a night on the town, breakfast can be the best meal of the day.

A short stack of fluffy pancakes is a tried and true breakfast staple and here in Las Vegas we offer some excellent discs of deliciousness with flavors that will satisfy everyone.

We visited three pancake palaces and asked to try the works, and they were scrumptious. You can’t go wrong with any of these spots, and if you have a favorite pancake emporium in Las Vegas let us know about it, because, really, can you ever have too many pancakes?

Cinnamon’s

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Aloha! Cinnamon’s is an institution in the Hawaiian Islands, so why not bring it to the ninth island of Las Vegas? Cinnamon’s has all the Hawaiian staples, but they work them into amazing breakfasts. If you want a kalua pork eggs benedict or a prime rib loco moco, then this is your spot.

Cinnamon’s really shines on the griddle where they create delicious pancakes. They know how to leave a pancake alone to cook here. No constant flipping. They keep the pancake on the griddle just long enough to develop little bubbles and nooks and crannies for maximum fluffitude.

Cinnamon’s has a tasty pistachio pancake with the added crumble of crushed nuts on top. Additionally, if you are a Vegas Golden Knights fan they will give you a stack with a powdered sugar VGK logo on top, but without a doubt, what you want here are the signature guava chiffon pancakes. These buttermilk beauties have a duo of guava sauces on top, one tangy and one tart. They are finished with a mound of whipped cream, and you won’t stop eating them until they are gone.

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MTO Cafe

         MTO brings some unique offerings to the Las Vegas pancake scene. The vegan carrot and coconut with pecans and agave nectar is a healthier option that does not lack on the taste front.

         The kids, or kids at heart, will be all over the seasonal berry or the banana chocolate chip. Both covered in whip cream. You can add syrup to these two, but it is not necessary with all the toppings that MTO loads on.

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         There are two stars of the pancake show here at MTO, your Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga if you will.

         First, you have a creation called the bacon dipper. These are long skinny pancakes cooked around a strip of lean, crispy bacon. Then, as the name implies, you dip these into some warm maple syrup for that sweet and salty contrast everyone loves.

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         Then you have the lemon poppy seed pancakes with blueberry ginger compote. Let that sink in for a moment. I will wait.

         Lemon and blueberry with the added kick of the ginger really creates a great flavor profile. The pancakes are like the best lemon poppy seed muffin you have ever had.

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Babystacks Cafe

         Variety is the name of the pancake game at Babystacks with more than 22 combinations on the menu. The range of flavors is dizzying from rocky road to carrot cake and bananas foster to lemon ricotta, there are no wrong choices here.

         Standouts include the unique orange creamsicle that utilizes a cream cheese syrup on bright orange flavored pancakes to create that creamy taste everyone remembers from their childhood.

         The most popular flavor here is the red velvet. These are decadent with a capital D. Many joints have jumped on the red velvet bandwagon but Babystacks’ version features crumbles of real chocolate on top and a sweet cream cheese based syrup that tastes just like red velvet cake frosting. These are pretty close to a desert and are a must for anyone who has ever wanted a red velvet cupcake for breakfast.

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