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Ricotta pancakes from 40 North
Ricotta pancakes from 40 North
Nicolai McCrary

13 of Austin’s Fluffiest Pancake Stacks

Pillow-y piles of classic pancakes, from ricotta-lemon to gingerbread, and even gluten-free plates

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Ricotta pancakes from 40 North
| Nicolai McCrary

While breakfast tacos are the unofficial breakfast of Austin, some days, only a stack of fluffy pancakes will do. It’s a good excuse to begin the day (or night) with cake, after all, and these Austin restaurants offer the best pancakes in the city that definitely hit that sweet spot.

From huge plates of classic buttermilk cakes drizzled with real maple syrup at Counter Café to gluten-free pancakes at Picnik to yellow cake pancakes topped with cookies and cream at all-day-brunch joint Holy Roller, these pancakes will give Austin diners a beautiful morning or night. Order one or two or an entire stack.

For other morning needs, scope out Austin’s best breakfast restaurants, brunch spots (essential or new), coffee shops, bakeries, breakfast tacos, breakfast sandwiches, and more.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Original Pancake House

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1700 W Parmer Ln #650
Austin, TX 78727
(512) 873-7200
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Not to be confused for IHOP, this Portland-based chain offers more than a dozen types of pancakes. The apple pancake and the Dutch baby are not to be missed.

Bacon pancakes at Original Pancake House in Austin
Bacon pancakes at Original Pancake House in Austin
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2. Picnik

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4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(737) 226-0644
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Order gluten-free salted caramel banana pancakes at the health food joint’s brick-and-mortar.

The gluten-free pancakes at Picnik
The gluten-free pancakes at Picnik
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3. Pacha Organic Cafe

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4618 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 420-8758
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Along with the morning basics, the coffee shop offers savory pancakes, like bacon and cheese.

Pear-bacon-scallion pancake at Pacha
Pear-bacon-scallion pancake at Pacha
Keyon F./Yelp

4. Kerbey Lane Cafe

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3704 Kerbey Ln
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 451-1436
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From buttermilk to gingerbread to funky specials like birthday cake or s’mores, it’s impossible to go wrong at this Austin classic dinner chain.  

Lemon poppy pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe
Lemon poppy pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe
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5. The Omelettry

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4631 Airport Blvd #131a
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 453-5062
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People may be sad that the Frisco is gone, but this other longtime restaurant still brings those old school diner vibes with classic pancakes. Pro tip: Order a side of a short-stack with any of the breakfast dishes.

Omelettry’s pancakes
Omelettry’s pancakes
Paul P./Yelp

6. Josephine House

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1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 477-5584
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The bright restaurant’s lemon-ricotta pancakes are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch.

Josephine House’s lemon-ricotta pancakes
Josephine House’s lemon-ricotta pancakes
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7. 40 North

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900 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78703

Think it’s all just pizza at this pizzeria? Think again — and order the ricotta pancakes topped peaches and whipped mascarpone, available only for brunch.

40 North’s ricotta pancakes
40 North’s ricotta pancakes
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8. Counter Cafe

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626 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 708-8800
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It’s all about breakfast and lunch at this daytime restaurant, which is only open until 3 p.m. Get the classic hot cakes with pure maple syrup.

Making blueberry pancakes at Counter Cafe
Making blueberry pancakes at Counter Cafe
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9. Holy Roller

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509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 502-5119
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Itching for brunch all day? Head to the Callie Speer-helmed restaurant for yellow cake pancakes, even for dinner — add the cookies and cream for extra indulgence.

Holy Roller’s pancakes
Holy Roller’s pancakes
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10. Snooze

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1700 S Lamar Blvd #301
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 428-8444
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The Denver-based brunch chain two Austin location’s offer more than eight different types of pancakes, like the pineapple-upside down ones or the sweet potato. Can’t decide? Order the three-pancake flight.

A pancake flight from Snooze
A pancake flight from Snooze
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11. June's

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1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1722
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This bustling South Congress bistro slings sourdough pancakes with strawberry jam during brunch.

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12. Magnolia Cafe

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1920 S Congress Ave #3503
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-0000
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For pancakes just as good and beloved as Kerbey’s, found at all hours of the day as well, head to Magnolia Cafe. Available are cornmeal, buttermilk, or gingerbread pancakes.

Magnolia’s pancakes
Magnolia’s pancakes
Hoang Thanh N./Yelp

13. Phoebe's Diner

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533 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 643-3218
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Get perfect diner-style buttermilk flapjacks at the Oltorf restaurant.

Breakfast at Phoebe’s Diner
Breakfast at Phoebe’s Diner
Moon L./Yelp

1. The Original Pancake House

1700 W Parmer Ln #650, Austin, TX 78727
Bacon pancakes at Original Pancake House in Austin
Bacon pancakes at Original Pancake House in Austin
Anthony M./Yelp

Not to be confused for IHOP, this Portland-based chain offers more than a dozen types of pancakes. The apple pancake and the Dutch baby are not to be missed.

1700 W Parmer Ln #650
Austin, TX 78727

2. Picnik

4801 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
The gluten-free pancakes at Picnik
The gluten-free pancakes at Picnik
Picnik/Yelp

Order gluten-free salted caramel banana pancakes at the health food joint’s brick-and-mortar.

4801 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

3. Pacha Organic Cafe

4618 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Pear-bacon-scallion pancake at Pacha
Pear-bacon-scallion pancake at Pacha
Keyon F./Yelp

Along with the morning basics, the coffee shop offers savory pancakes, like bacon and cheese.

4618 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Kerbey Lane Cafe

3704 Kerbey Ln, Austin, TX 78731
Lemon poppy pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe
Lemon poppy pancakes from Kerbey Lane Cafe
Kerbey Lane Cafe/Facebook

From buttermilk to gingerbread to funky specials like birthday cake or s’mores, it’s impossible to go wrong at this Austin classic dinner chain.  

3704 Kerbey Ln
Austin, TX 78731

5. The Omelettry

4631 Airport Blvd #131a, Austin, TX 78751
Omelettry’s pancakes
Omelettry’s pancakes
Paul P./Yelp

People may be sad that the Frisco is gone, but this other longtime restaurant still brings those old school diner vibes with classic pancakes. Pro tip: Order a side of a short-stack with any of the breakfast dishes.

4631 Airport Blvd #131a
Austin, TX 78751

6. Josephine House

1601 Waterston Ave, Austin, TX 78703
Josephine House’s lemon-ricotta pancakes
Josephine House’s lemon-ricotta pancakes
Erin D./Yelp

The bright restaurant’s lemon-ricotta pancakes are the perfect addition to any breakfast or brunch.

1601 Waterston Ave
Austin, TX 78703

7. 40 North

900 W 10th St, Austin, TX 78703
40 North’s ricotta pancakes
40 North’s ricotta pancakes
Nadia Chaudhury/EATX

Think it’s all just pizza at this pizzeria? Think again — and order the ricotta pancakes topped peaches and whipped mascarpone, available only for brunch.

900 W 10th St
Austin, TX 78703

8. Counter Cafe

626 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Making blueberry pancakes at Counter Cafe
Making blueberry pancakes at Counter Cafe
Counter Cafe/Facebook

It’s all about breakfast and lunch at this daytime restaurant, which is only open until 3 p.m. Get the classic hot cakes with pure maple syrup.

626 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703

9. Holy Roller

509 Rio Grande St, Austin, TX 78701
Holy Roller’s pancakes
Holy Roller’s pancakes
Holy Roller/Facebook

Itching for brunch all day? Head to the Callie Speer-helmed restaurant for yellow cake pancakes, even for dinner — add the cookies and cream for extra indulgence.

509 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX 78701

10. Snooze

1700 S Lamar Blvd #301, Austin, TX 78704
A pancake flight from Snooze
A pancake flight from Snooze
Snooze/Facebook

The Denver-based brunch chain two Austin location’s offer more than eight different types of pancakes, like the pineapple-upside down ones or the sweet potato. Can’t decide? Order the three-pancake flight.

1700 S Lamar Blvd #301
Austin, TX 78704

11. June's

1722 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704

This bustling South Congress bistro slings sourdough pancakes with strawberry jam during brunch.

1722 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

12. Magnolia Cafe

1920 S Congress Ave #3503, Austin, TX 78704
Magnolia’s pancakes
Magnolia’s pancakes
Hoang Thanh N./Yelp

For pancakes just as good and beloved as Kerbey’s, found at all hours of the day as well, head to Magnolia Cafe. Available are cornmeal, buttermilk, or gingerbread pancakes.

1920 S Congress Ave #3503
Austin, TX 78704

13. Phoebe's Diner

533 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704
Breakfast at Phoebe’s Diner
Breakfast at Phoebe’s Diner
Moon L./Yelp

Get perfect diner-style buttermilk flapjacks at the Oltorf restaurant.

533 W Oltorf St
Austin, TX 78704

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