Founded in Portland, Oregon, in 1953, The Original Pancake House has since put local hungers to rest by using only the highest-quality ingredients such as Grade AA eggs, 93 score butter, pure 36% whipping cream, and a secret spy-guarded sourdough starter recipe to craft each breakfast dish. The wide-ranging menu includes blueberry pancakes ($7.95), light and lemony Dutch Babies ($9.25), crêpes ($6.95–$10.95), omelettes ($8.25–$10.95), Belgian waffles ($6.75 - $10.25), flap jacks ($7.95), fresh fruit, and more. The restaurant also offers a full lunch menu on weekdays, featuring wraps, sandwiches, and salads. The Original Pancake House offers a charming abode where butter and jam meld with lovingly lavish early morning and afternoon fare to energize diners like an edible game of underwater field hockey.
Behind the brick façade of Plush Gelato & Coffee, owners Dinh and Henry Luong handcraft a rainbow of velvety gelatos and sorbets to match a variety of custom-brewed coffee and lattes. Spheres of creamy gelato scooped away from frosty peaks woo sweet teeth with locally sourced and seasonal flavors such as chocolate hazelnut, nutella cookie, and vietnamese coffee ($3.75 for small; $4.50 for medium; $5.25 for large). Blood orange, strawberry, and mango juices freeze into smooth sorbet with a unique texture that comes from millions of microscopic crystals. Rather than licking a car battery, awaken somnolent palates with a large cup of piping hot coffee ($2.25) or a foamy latte ($3.75).
Crêpe Amour isn't Jennifer Garner's crêpery; and even if her name was on the lease it wouldn’t stop the bold back-kitchen chefs from serving up a menu of daringly creative crêpes. Bend tradition like a rubber pipe with buffalo chicken crêpes packed with shredded chicken and gooey provolone in a temperature tantrum of hot sauce ($6.95), or trade your fork in for finger-pronged mac 'n' cheese crêpes ($6.50). Classically sweet pairings such as the Madagascar-named kiwi and mango crêpes ($6.25) or the cinnamon, almond, caramel, and apple-laden Steve's job crêpes ($5.75) smother sudden sugar cravings with pillowy grace. Wake crêpe flavors with a caramel latte ($3 for tall) or an espresso ($1.80 for grande).
Blast through battalions of crêpes with this Groupon-musket, which gets you $25 worth of food and drink for $10 at Café Bonaparte. Café Bonaparte is a Parisian crêperie and coffee shop in Georgetown that's renowned for its fresh and flavorful brunch, tantalizingly textured crêpes, and its location next to, but not on top of, an ancient burial ground.
What would the Mediterranean look like if it were relocated to a dance club? The answer would probably be Muncheez Mania. Amid upbeat music, splotches of UV lighting, and brightly painted cityscapes, the casual eatery’s cooks serve a mishmash of Lebanese, Italian, Turkish, French, Greek, and American food. On flatbreads and Mankoushe that are stretched by hand, they place authentic ingredients such as halloumi cheese, falafel, labneh, and zaatar plucked from Zeus’s lunch pail. The cooks also toss together tabbouleh and caesar salads and stuff pizzas into hot and hungry ovens. Customers can order sweet Nutella or Kinder chocolate crepes, or savory ham-and-cheese crepes from the curbside window that is open on weekends.