April 23, 2021

Breakfast Beat: Pannenkoeken

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, so I am always on the look-out for interesting morning comestibles. Pannenkoeken Cafe, a tiny venue in the Lincoln Square neighborhood offer up Dutch pancakes as their specialty. I had a vegetarian option that allowed me three choices out of asparagus, broccoli, mushroom, spinach, onion, green pepper, red pepper, and tomato. My plate arrived with the vegetables arranged in such a painterly fashion that I was loathe to take fork and knife to the plate-sized creamy crepe. Good thing I did because it was delicious. The cafe serves a good selection of breakfast fare including omelets, French toast and regular buttermilk pancakes, but make sure someone at the table orders a sweet or savory “pannenkoeken.” You won’t be sorry. The cafe, technically part of the Lincoln Square mall, has an entrance on Western however. What is “bon appetit” in Dutch?

Pannenkoeken Cafe (in Lincoln Square)
4757 N Western
Chicago, IL 60625
Hours: Mon-Fri (7am-2pm) and Sat & Sun (8am-2pm)


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