Unlike birthday cake, pancakes can be enjoyed any day of the year, pair impeccably well with savory sausages, and rarely surprise diners by morphing into Marilyn Monroe impersonators. Enjoy dependable, versatile deliciousness with today's deal: for $50, you get a $100 gift pack from Pancake Cafe, located in Fitchburg. The gift pack includes $30 worth (two pounds) of Pancake Cafe Kona coffee, $20 worth (two pounds) of the restaurant's buttermilk pancake mix, and a $50 gift certificate for use at the café itself.
For more than 20 years, Pancake Cafe has been flipping up flapjacks and squeezing fresh orange juice for bleary-eyed breakfast beaus and lunch lovers. The café's titular nosh comes in sundry sweet and savory varieties, including old-fashioned buttermilk ($6.49), chocolate chip ($7.89), banana nut ($7.89), potato ($7.89), and bacon-stuffed ($7.69). International tastes include the oven-baked German ($9.59), dusted with powdered sugar and served with lemon, and French-inspired crêpes ($7.25+) that come filled with assorted fresh fruits and nutritious veggies to help bellies sprout beautiful moustaches. Creatively topped waffles ($6.79+) hail mainly from Belgium, and hearty omelettes ($9.29) lure taste buds away from the holy griddle with down-home flavor combinations such as the southwest, which comes stuffed with tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and fresh cilantro. House-made maple syrup threatens to replace ketchup as America's favorite condiment and tastiest shade of lip gloss.
Lunchtime tastes include burgers, salads, and sandwiches, as well as a kid-sized Mickey cake ($3.99) that offers Donald fans an apt opportunity to take down their cartoon competition with a knife and fork. Whether dining for breakfast or lunch, Pancake Cafe patrons can dive into the menu's main player, the oven-baked apple pancake ($7.99+), which boasts a bubbling center of warm and wise granny smith apples. Hot cups of Hawaiian Kona coffee ($2.10) come topped with whipped cream instead of poi, providing instant energy for mid-meal hula aerobics in front of the dining room's cozy fireplace.