Hours: Breakfast, lunch: seven days
Open late: 24 hours daily
The 24/7 city location of a suburban minichain offering pancakes, pancakes, and more pancakes, plus egg dishes and lunch platters.
This first city location of the suburban minichain occupies the prime real-estate corner of North and Clark, with long windows framing a large, boothless dining room that sets mismatched chairs, countryside-hued plates on walls, woven baskets, and bare, low-hanging lights against an otherwise minimalist pale-white interior. Batter is the specialty here, 24/7, but while a stack of soft and fluffy pancakes hits the spot, the promised blueberries come in the form of sugary preserves. A strawberry blintz, on the other hand, featured plenty of fresh berries and a nicely done crepe, though the ricotta filling was too mild to make much of an impression. A warm, crispy waffle with sizable bacon bits was delicious, especially once attacked with maple syrup and butter. Even better: a dense, sweet trio of crumbling biscuits bathed in creamy, chunky sausage gravy, whose flavor sticks around the roof of your mouth--in a good way--for a good few minutes.
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