Among ways to start the morning, eating a balanced breakfast is second only to jogging with the sheep you counted the night before. Get your stomach off on the right foot with today’s Groupon to Pancake Cafe in Fitchburg. Choose from the following options:
- For $12, you get $25 worth of breakfast fare and sandwiches (suggested for two diners).
- For $23, you get $50 worth of breakfast fare and sandwiches (suggested for four diners).
- For $33, you get $75 worth of breakfast fare and sandwiches (suggested for six diners).<p>
The recurring winner of Best Breakfast Restaurant by Madison Magazine, Pancake Cafe fortifies its menu of breakfast fare with house maple syrup and signature pancake mixes. For the eatery’s specialty apple pancakes ($9.99 for small, $12.19 for large), the kitchen crew garnishes flapjacks with granny smith apples and a cinnamon-brown sugar glaze before tossing the stacks into an oven for 20 minutes or until receiving a cease-and-desist order from a lumberjack. Breakfast gurus infuse banana-apricot sauce into the banana crêpes ($8.49), and they fry poultry to a golden brown for the chicken-and-waffles plate ($8.99). Eaters can ramp up breakfast blitzes with custom cuts of thick bacon ($4.99), mounds of homemade corned-beef hash ($4.99), or hand-carved slices of hickory-smoked ham ($2.99). For lunch, a selection of sandwiches, melts, and garden salads distracts teeth from gnawing free verse into tree bark.
Pancake Cafe is open on all holidays, including Christmas.
The menu at Pancake Cafe is impressive—almost as impressive as their nine straight awards for Best Breakfast in Madison Magazine’s Best of Madison. For breakfast, the staff serves home-style meals such as oven-baked omelets or house-made biscuits and gravy. The eatery’s namesake comes in unexpected varieties, including an award-winning apple pancake that’s baked for 20 minutes with fresh fruit, baker’s sugar, and Sinkiang cinnamon glaze. Pancake Cafe also whips up gluten-free versions and an old-fashioned potato pancake capped with applesauce or sour cream. They even squeeze fresh orange juice by wringing out a traffic cone as aggressively as possible. At lunch, servers put the waffles down for a nap and begin presenting plates of white-albacore tuna melts, Angus burgers, and Chicago-style italian beef sandwiches.
6220 Nesbitt Rd.
Fitchburg, Wisconsin 53719