Eating while riding horseback was pioneered by the efficient Mongols, who also adjusted to reading, receiving haircuts, and filling out their taxes atop their four-legged mobiles. Enjoy the convenience of chairs and tables with today’s Groupon: for $7, you get $15 worth of pancakes, breakfast, and more at Wade's Cafe. The established eatery doles out critically-acclaimed pancakes and other breakfast tastes all day long.
Owners Doug and Pam Trondson keep the modest café true to its original roots by serving home-cooked meals with a friendly flair. House favorites pad stomachs with rich, bone-sticky basics. Try the ranchman's breakfast ($7.89) with ham, two eggs, and all-you-can-eat pancakes. The breakfast burrito burrows kicky meats, eggs, and cheese inside a flour tortilla and comes with your choice of toast or three-dollar pancakes ($5.99). Since humans love fries, midday nibbles, from clubs ($6.59) to tuna melts ($5.99) to grilled-cheese sandwiches ($5.29), are served with fries, soup, or salad.
Renowned for its pancakes and charming, chatty service, Wade's provides the family-full feeling of Thanksgiving dinner with the added comfort of discovering a stray pair of socks under a blanket, minus uncle Steve's brain teasers. Open daily from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., the restaurant offers bed-risers of all levels a warm meal, exhaustive menu options, and count-onable cuisine.
Wade's Cafe was the winner of The Gazette 's Best Pancakes, and four Yelpers give it four stars:
East Colorado Springs
3504 N. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80917Get Directions