The morning ritual of breakfast mirrors the elegant cosmic dance of dawn, when the sun awakes to crack and scramble comets and then drink the Milky Way straight from the carton. Similarly rise and shine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of breakfast fare and sandwiches at Stacks Pancake House in Dana Point.
Stacks Pancake House’s extensive menu teems with specialty omelets, syrupy french toast, and hearty sandwiches. Diners can dig into a fluffy three-egg meat-lover’s omelet bursting with bacon, ham, and portuguese sausage ($8.50), or the loco moco, a hamburger patty served on top of rice and crowned with gravy and two eggs ($6.95). Or put an exotic twist on a morning tradition with an omu-rice omelet, stuffed with japanese fried rice ($7.50) and teamed with a tasty tower of pancakes with topping varieties such as macadamia nut, blueberry, and strawberry ($1.00–$2.00). A decadent plate of Nutella s’mores french toast ($6.95) charms sweet teeth with slices of hawaiian sweet bread stuffed with graham crackers and gooey marshmallows for easy adherence to a dining partner’s forehead, while belgian waffles fill their battery compartments with crunchy add-ons such as pecans ($5.50), oreo cookies ($6.95), or 5-franc coins.
Stacks rounds off its savory selection with salads ($1.95+), hearty burgers ($5.95+), and sandwiches, including the BLT ($6.50) with applewood smoked bacon or old fashioned SPAM and eggs ($5.95). All sandwiches arrive generously saddled with a choice of fries, home-fried potatoes, or macaroni salad, though health-conscious diners may swap in fresh fruit, a green salad, or a bottomless cup of air for no additional charge.