The 10 Best Pancake Spots In The City, According To San Franciscans

Jamie Ferrell Jamie Ferrell

The 10 Best Pancake Spots In The City, According To San Franciscans

We’re flipping excited for these fluffy flapjacks!

Everyone knows that San Franciscans are total foodies, so they really know their stuff when it comes to choosing a place to eat out! We asked our Instagram followers for their best pancake recommendations in the city. They didn’t disappoint, and below we’ve rounded up the 10 most popular responses.


This rustic, farm-to-table restaurant brings a minimalist approach to breakfast and lunch. They offer Annie’s almond flour pancakes, which are gluten free, as well as delicious lemon ricotta pancakes made with house made ricotta.

Location: 1299 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107


2. Kitchen Story

This family restaurant in the Castro takes influence from a variety of cultures in South America and Asia. Try their Ricotta Hotcakes with their famous Millionaire’s Bacon.

Location: 3499 16th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114


3. Gram Cafe

This contemporary Japanese cafe specializes in those tall, fluffy pancakes we’re all obsessed with on Instagram! They have sweet and savory flavors including original, oreo, matcha and strawberry. Their French toast is also definitely worth a try.

Location: Stonestown Galleria, 3251 20th Ave Suite #172, San Francisco, CA 94132


4. Zazie

The beautiful outdoor heated patio at Zazie is perfect to enjoy a variety of brunch items and drinks. Be sure to try their delicious pancakes, which come in buttermilk, gingerbread, gluten free, and a weekly “miracle” flavor.

Location: 941 Cole St, San Francisco, CA 94117


5. Dottie’s True Blue Café

This classic American restaurant was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. Their mouthwatering whole wheat buttermilk pancakes are spiced with ginger and cinnamon and served with pure maple syrup.

Location: 28 6th St, San Francisco, CA 94103


6. Blackwood


This innovative restaurant merges Thai and American flavors to create a super memorable experience. Their zesty lemon ricotta stack is to die for.

Location: 2150 Chestnut St, San Francisco, CA 94123


7. Eats

Eats Restaurant has an enormous menu serving up dozens of American classics with some Mexican influences. They offer amazing buttermilk pancakes, blueberry pancakes, and chocolate banana pancakes.

Location: 50 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118


8. Early to Rise

This cozy restaurant boasts a “scratch-made brunch” every weekend. Their made-to-order donuts are a must, but you’ll also love their blueberry ricotta pancakes kit to step up your home griddle.

Location: 1098 Jackson St, San Francisco, CA 94133


9. Stacks

Stacks is famous for serving up enormous stacks of pancakes. They offer (get ready for this): plain, blueberry, wheat germ, blue germ, banana wheat germ, raisin walnut, banana macadamia nut and coconut, and their famous “lumberjack pancakes,” which feature blueberries, bananas, raisin-walnut, & wheat germ. Whew!

Location: 501 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102


10. Tyger’s Coffee Shop

Tyger’s Coffee Shop is a casual neighborhood favorite with a solid food menu. Their pancakes include buttermilk and buckwheat options, which you can enjoy as a Country Breakfast with bacon and eggs, or as a Pancake Sandwich with an egg and your choice of meat.

Location:  2798 Diamond St, San Francisco, CA 94131


[Featured Image: @yvreats via Instagram]

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