William Shakespeare enjoyed pancakes enough to regularly mention them in his plays, which is why Hamlet’s existential monologue cannot be performed without an excess of griddles. Admire the piece of work that is a pancake with today’s Groupon to Pannenkoeken Cafe. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dutch pancakes and breakfast fare Monday–Thursday.
- For $10, you get $20 worth of dutch pancakes and breakfast fare Monday–Sunday.
A quaint breakfast bistro lined with wooden tulips and leaf-green booths, Pannenkoeken Cafe sprinkles its [menu](http://gr.pn/vAW9M4) with 12 types of dutch pancakes and toppings that range from sweet to savory. Thinner than American flapjacks and more authentic than American sno-cones, dutch pancakes ($7.50–$8.50) arrive at tables customized with ginger marmalade ($1.25 extra), sautéed tomatoes ($0.85 extra), or crispy strips of bacon ($1.85 extra). Make sandwiches jealous by devouring a salami-and-havarti pancake ($7.75), or sate a sweet tooth with a slathering of imported Belgian chocolate and a smattering of banana slices ($8.50). The kitchen also builds made-to-order omelets ($6.15+), pulls espresso shots ($1.50 for a single), and transforms paper napkins into origami windmills.
Pannenkoeken Cafe's specialty Dutch-style pancakes draw breakfast and brunch eaters to the teeny, brightly lit eatery. Thinner than a buttermilk pancake, but still slightly thicker than a standard crêpe and abundantly thicker than an unwritten novel about crêpes, the café's namesake cakes come in a mix of savory and sweet varieties, such as grilled salami and havarti cheese or apple and ginger marmalade. Freshly squeezed juice and espresso-fueled beverages pair with any of the dozen pannenkoeken options, omelets, and other breakfast fare on the menu.
4757 N Western Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60625