Famous for their long lines, buttermilk biscuits and their fluffy pancakes Clinton St. Baking Company has so much hype surrounding it that I always shied away from actually trying it for myself. But with a Wednesday morning breakfast meeting, I suggested going here since neither of us had been.
Waiting only a few minutes, I ordered the blueberry pancakes. I’ve had my fair share of pancakes but holy moly I have never tasted pancakes so glorious. Warm and fluffy, the three large pancakes beg for you to dig in before the plate even hits the table. No need for a knife, you fork glides through the mountain of pancakes and the blueberry compote topping permeates every layer as it reveals warm blueberries baked right into the batter! Before digging in, you pour the maple butter served alongside and it becomes the most perfect breakfast dish you have ever laid your eyes on, and you haven’t even taken a bite yet! Just butter and maple syrup melted together, it is an indulgent necessity to every pancake dish I have from now on. It’s like liquid crack and you just want to chug the entire thing.
Go in late to work one morning or take a half day and hit up Clinton St. Baking Company during the week and get a taste of the best pancakes ever! Since eating them, my daily breakfast of granola and almond milk seems just so boring. When can I schedule another breakfast meeting!?
4 Clinton Street (between Houston and Stanton Streets)