You’d think that a pancake is just a simple recipe of flour, sugar, eggs, and butter… and well it is. But we’re in El Paso, where our chefs like to kick it up a notch with some local ingredients like Chorizo.
So in honor of National Pancake Day (officially March 4), here are five of our favorite spots to get some flapjacks in El Paso.
Basico bistro + café
We start off with Basico bistro + café, located at 6006 N Mesa St #106, inside the Coronado Tower. Their menu is a breakfast lover dream, but their Berries and Mascarpone Pancakes are perhaps the most popular. As the name suggests, it comes with three pancakes layered with sweet mascarpone cheese, fresh berries, and powdered sugar. Pour on some of their warm syrup and you got a party in your mouth. Try this place out ASAP!
Crave Kitchen & Bar
Crave has been known to not be afraid of trying different, risky recipes. From their amazing burgers to breakfast, they’ve become a local hot spot. They have a wide list of pancakes that are sure to suit everyone, including whole wheat, pumpkin, lemon custard(amazing), and… wait for it, Chorizo pancakes. They have four locations: 11990 Rojas, 300 Cincinnati, 8889 Gateway West (Fountains), and 631 Resler.
The New Clock Restaurant
No pancake list would be complete without The New Clock Restaurant, which has been around since the 1960’s and has become an El Paso staple. Located at 8409 Dyer St in Northeast, they’re best known for their $3.99 pancakes, eggs, and bacon… and you’ll be glad they’re so well priced as you’ll want to grab the second set of pancakes right away. It’s a family recipe that is simple but keeps the crowds coming back for more than 50 years.
Salt + Honey Bakery Café
The menu may be limited, and perhaps that’s just a sign of how much love and attention they pour into their food. Their Baklava Pancakes are a hit. Baklava is a rich, sweet dessert pastry made of layers of filo filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup or honey. At Salt + Honey, these flapjacks are topped with baklava nuts, vanilla bean ice cream, and house spiced honey. Try them. They’re located at 801 N Piedras St Ste 6.
Joy Tree Restaurant
Joy Tree is a cute, hip spot located at 12135 Montwood Dr Ste 106, near Zaragoza. Their menu is loaded with unique dishes that are sure to satisfy that curiosity inside you that’s just been wanting to try healthier options. For example, the Roasted Pine Nut Quinoa and the Shrimp and Spaghetti Squash. Their walls have a bunch of positive messages to uplift your spirits, which is what will happen when you try their pancakes. On the menu: sweet potato, gluten-free, whole grain, and multigrain pancakes. You’ll definitely want to try the Sweet Potato Pancakes with banana foster topping, which comes with three thick and fluffy and banana slices, so damn good!
Do you think that I missed a spot? Let me know in the comments and I’ll check them out!
El Paso 411 🥞