Hip-hop and pancakes have been inextricably linked in the public eye since the introduction of syrup-coated spinners and combination griddle-turntables. Get funky flapjack-style with today's deals from the Pancake Cafe in Fitchburg. Choose from the following options:
- For $35, you get five cardio dance classes (a $60 value) at the Marquis Ballroom (next door to the café) and $10 worth of pancakes, crepes, omelets, and sandwiches (a $70 total value).
- For $55, you get 10 cardio dance classes (a $120 value) and $15 worth of pancakes, crepes, omelets, and sandwiches (a $135 total value).
- For $7, you get $15 worth of pancakes, crepes, omelets, and sandwiches.
Pushing the boundaries of what is and is not considered appropriate dancewear, the Pancake Cafe and adjacent Marquis Ballroom converge to provide a venue for hip-hop moves performed in syrup-caked sweats. Groovemaster Angelique Thompson choreographs the cardio-pumping classes, which draw inspiration from both modern music videos and Latin dance traditions and are available with or without whipped-cream topping. The high-energy classes do not require any experience, but advanced booty-movers are equally welcome on the delicious dance floor. Classes last 45 minutes and will be held from October to December at the following times: Mondays at 5:45 p.m., Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m., and Fridays at 11:45 a.m.
After a vigorous 45 minutes of stuff-strutting, refuel with eats off of the café's Best of Madison–awarded menu, with options ranging from cinnamon-graced pumpkin pancakes ($7.89) to a diverse crew of oven-baked omelets ($9.29). The Pancake Cafe harbors a breed of thick-cut bacon prepared specially for their kitchen, which is deployed in such Busby Berkeley–size showstoppers as the bacon pancakes ($7.69). Beyond rib-sticking breakfast fare, the café proffers sandwiches including the Monte Cristo melt ($7.99), a sultry tango of ham and turkey decked out in cheesy tassels and romantically dipped in french-toast batter.
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