We asked our readers for recommendations for the best pancakes in the Champaign-Urbana metro area, and they responded with enthusiasm. We collected the responses from our Facebook page, but have curated them for you here. And many of you said yourselves or your spouses make the best pancakes ever, but sorry, we didn’t include those (but let us know if you’re opening a restaurant any time soon). (Editor’s note: These recommendations are those of our readers and not endorsed by Chambanamoms.com.)
THE OVERWHELMING FAVORITE
The Original House of Pancakes, Champaign:
“On the rare occasion we go out for breakfast it would have to be OHOP for sure! The cinnamon raisin pancakes are killer.”
“Pumpkin pancakes from OHOP are an autumn requirement. The seasonal availability makes them so much more special.”
“Original Pancake House since I was 10. NOTHING else compares!!!”
The Original House of Pancakes is located in the Round Barn Center, off Springfield Avenue. Our tips: get there early on holidays or weekends if you don’t like waiting in long lines. Or treat yourself to breakfast on a weekday, and you won’t need to worry.
Le Peep, Champaign: “Le Peep’s pancakes are the closest I can find in this town to Aunt Sonya’s.” (Editor’s note: RIP, Aunt Sonya’s.) 2209 S. Neil Street
Merry Anne’s Diner, multiple area locations.
El Toro Bravo, Champaign: “El Toro Bravo breakfast is awesome! Love their pancakes!” 2561 W. Springfield Avenue
Denny’s, Champaign and Tuscola area locations: “Denny’s has unlimited pancakes for $4. And they are fantastic.”
Sammy’s Pancake House, Champaign: “They come as a side with basically the entire breakfast menu and they are amazing!” 1206 N. Mattis Ave.
Courier Cafe, Urbana: “Courier, hands down.” 111 N. Race St.
Oasis, Penfield: “Oasis in Penfield! MOUTHWATERING!” 2705 County Rd 3000 N, Penfield
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