Forget the sugar and lemon (or don’t, we won’t judge) and get adventurous at these magnificent pancake places in Cincinnati. Sticky maple syrup, whipped cream, lemon curd, chocolate chips, eggs and bacon and even creamy ricotta cheese are just some of the tasty toppings that these pancake spots are slathering all over the carby discs of joy.
Whether it be for a hearty brunch or a cheeky evening treat, these delectable delights can be scoffed down at any time or occasion. We’ve rounded up the very best pancakes spots in town for you to indulge in the yummy goodness of delicious griddle cakes to your heart’s content. So, give your wrist a rest and let a pancake connoisseur flip up as many of these tasty treats as you can handle at one of these unbeatable pancake spots in Cincinnati.
1. Sleepy Bee Cafe, Oakley
The extensive menu at Sleepy Bee Cafe will have you feeling anything but sleepy. Aside from offering an endless supply of rich LaTerza coffee for just $3.50, the café serves up classic buttermilk pancakes and gluten-free bee cakes made from bee-pollinated flowers. They’re all served with a deliciously gooey Milligans maple syrup and you can also add blueberries, chocolate chips or bananas for an extra $0.50 per pancake.
Staying true to the name, Sleepy Bee Cafe founders John and Sandra run their establishment like a tight-knit beehive would. Service is quick and efficient and the owners ensure everyone, including customers and staff, are taken care of. Combine that with the delicious range of pancakes on offer and you really can’t go wrong with this place.
🥞3098 Madison Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45209
2. First Watch, Downtown
First Watch have nailed it when it comes to serving palatable pancakes at a reasonable price. You can choose three huge multigrain pancakes topped with either blueberries, chocolate chips, nuts and a selection of syrups for just $5.99. There’s a huge range of scrumptious pancakes on offer, but the lemon ricotta trumps them all. Take two pancakes topped with seasonal berries, creamy lemon curd, powdered cinnamon sugar and a huge dollop of whipped ricotta cheese and you’ve got this devilishly creamy citrus dessert. Open from 7 am to 2:30 pm, this place is a great breakfast or lunch spot to depend on when you’re craving a sugary treat or two.
🥞104 E 7th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
3. The Original Pancake House, Mount Washington
The Original Pancake House has been serving some of the best pancakes around the country for nearly 70 years. With such a good reputation earned over the decades, it’s no wonder their loyal customers keep going back for more. This place offers every pancake variation that you could imagine. Swedish pancakes, pancakes with eggs and bacon, banana pancakes, nutty pancakes, potato pancakes and more.
If you’re one of those who aren’t afraid to put pineapple on your pizza (again, we won’t judge), then you should definitely try out their fruity Hawaiian pancake. Served with whipped butter and hot tropical syrup, these fresh buttermilk pancakes come filled with crushed pineapple and are lightly dusted with powdered sugar.
🥞8355 Beechmont Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255
4. Wild Eggs, CBD
Take a trip to Wild Eggs and be sure to try their egg-cellent selection of pancakes and other heavenly treats on offer. Located in Cincinnati’s hectic Central Business District, this place is the perfect spot to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and devour a few delectable pancakes. If you’re the type that has no limits when it comes to stuffing your face with pancakes, then we can’t recommend The Big Stack enough. The three buttermilk cakes stacked on top of each other and served with copious amounts of whipped butter will definitely keep you feeling full up for the rest of the day.
🥞301 E 4th St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
5. HangOverEasy, Corryville
Sunday morning hangovers never looked so good thanks to HangOverEasy. With multiple locations dotted around Ohio, you’ll never have to travel too far to indulge in their thick pancakes and other hangover-curing breakfast necessities. Keep it classy at their Cincinnati branch with the traditional buttermilk pancakes served with whipped butter or try out their oatmeal alternatives layered with homemade buttercream and crunchy granola.
The best thing about HangOverEasy (or HOE for short) is their mouthwatering seasonal pancakes. We’re talking peach cobbler pancakes in the summer and pumpkin pancakes in the fall. So, next time you’ve drunk a little too much tequila the night before, be sure to head down to this pancake-flipping lifesaver.
🥞13 W Charlton St, Cincinnati, OH 45219