Sometimes you just feel like going out for a nice big breakfast and yesterday was one of those days. So, I called up fellow Foodie Girl Jenny and invited her to join me. There are so many choices when it comes to breakfast/brunch in town these days, but we narrowed it down pretty quickly and soon decided to head to the newly opened Flapjack’s Pancake Shack (restaurant location) on Preston Street.
In December 2013, Flapjack’s opened its first Pancake Shack in the Glebe tucked in behind the Mrs. Tiggy Winkles on Bank Street. Over time, the area surrounding the Pancake Shack began to resemble a campground complete with log chairs and picnic tables. On one of my visits, I noticed that they even had games on the tables. It was a little hideaway where you can grab some eats and sit and relax. In the winter, they even set up a shack on the Rideau Canal. True to the name, they serve up pancakes with an extensive choice of fillings from blueberries, chocolate chips, smarties, peanut butter, and decadent sauces like caramel or chocolate. Each pancake is perfectly round and delightfully fluffy. They also have a number of other creative pancake selections like the Cinnajack Stack and the Chocolate Woodchipper. To see the complete menu, click here. The first time I tried Flapjacks, I had the “Panwich”. It’s made of a fried egg, cheddar cheese, and a strip of bacon all sandwiched between two fluffy buttermilk pancakes. Each order comes with 1 oz. of Canadian Grade “A” amber maple syrup for pouring or dipping. I highly recommend it!
Their restaurant location opened on Preston Street a few months ago. It’s set up like a cabin with wooden tables, lumberjack inspired décor with lots of wood complete with metal plates and camp-style coffee cups. Servers are outfitted in jeans and red flannel shirts. We had heard that this place filled up pretty quickly on weekends so we got there relatively early (9:00am) before the rush.
Here’s what we had:
The breakfast out sure did hit the spot! We enjoyed our choices and the homefries and seasonal fruit were welcomed additions to our choices. It was a good call going early because by the time we left it was packed. Anyone who went outside yesterday knows that it was one of the hottest days of the year so far and unfortunately the air conditioner wasn’t working… Good thing we got there early and before it really got hot. We did sympathize with the servers in flannel shirts. If ever one morning you’re craving a big delicious breakfast and don’t want to cook it yourself, Flapjacks is definitely worth a visit.
MORE ABOUT THE RESTAURANT
Name: Flapjacks Pancake Shack
Locations: Pancake Shack in the Glebe (behind Mrs. Tiggle Winkles)
Open Thurs-Sun, 9-3pm, Restaurant - Preston 354A Preston Street. Open Monday to Friday 7am-3pm; Saturday & Sunday 8am-4pm