Travel Eats: The Pancake Pantry

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A weekend away from our lovely city of St. Louis often means new restaurants and fun eateries to try, and this past weekend was no exception.  A trip to Nashville resulted in more shopping and eating one person could handle – but let’s not focus on the shopping portion of this trip.  Or how much my wallet may be hating me this morning.  Sigh.  It’s just so difficult to pass up cute home decor from stores not in St. Louis…

Back to food.  I have to admit: I’m a sucker for sweets.  Anyone who knows me can attest to this.  It came as no surprise then that my Sunday morning breakfast choice was Nashville’s infamous “The Pancake Pantry!”  If you haven’t been here before, here’s how the game plan goes:

When you walk up to the restaurant, no matter the weather, there will likely be a line wrapping around the front of the building.  No big deal.  Thankfully, the weather conditions weren’t too harsh, and standing outside for fifteen minutes was more novelty than misery.  Here’s the silver lining on this frigid, standing room only line: The Pancake Pantry sets out a coffee station every morning just outside their doors for their waiting customers.  How nice is that??  Once pointed out to me, there was no hesitation on my part as I purposefully filled my miniature cup with steaming hot coffee.  This little touch was charming and made the wait outside much more bearable.

Once inside, the wait wasn’t too much longer.  We were seated pretty quickly in a big, open room that served as the entire dining area of the restaurant.  There was chatter and liveliness every which way you turned; and pancakes.  Lots and lots of pancakes.  After a few minutes milling over the countless breakfast and pancake options, I settled on the Parisienne Pancakes, accompanied by a steaming cup of joe.  (The miniature cup outside was sweet, but just the starter in my Sunday morning coffee routine.)  You can view their entire menu online here.  The Parisienne Pancakes were covered in strawberries and topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream – just a few of my favorite things!  My friend ordered one of their delicious omelets, which was, of course served with a side of silver dollar pancakes.

If you’re ever in the Nashville area, I highly recommend a stop by The Pancake Pantry one morning!  You will certainly not regret your decision.  Now, how can we start scheming to get The Pancake Pantry to set up shop in St. Louis??  😉

Did you eat at any fun places this weekend?  Where was it?

The line waiting at The Pancake Pantry PancakePantry