Friday, January 05, 2007

Magnolia Pancake Haus

K found this restaurant at the top of a list of the ten best breakfast places in San Antonio, so we dutifully went to see what the fuss was about. The restaurant was colorful and appealing, the booths were large enough to seat our family and more, and our waiter was fantastic. He was attentive and made every effort to keep the children happy, bringing their breakfast out while we waited for K's pfannekuchen to cook. His what? That's fan-e-koo-ken, and it was well worth waiting for. The menu warns you that you'll have to wait 15 minutes for this to cook, and I argued that our children would get bored and cause trouble, so we shouldn't order it. I ordered my usual waffle (not as good as Le Peep's, but respectable,) and K ordered the pfannekuchen anyway. This delectable apple-cinnamon puffed pancake was big enough for two to share (and that's just what we'll do next time we go,) moist and puffy in the center, crisp and caramelized on the edges, and covered with powdered sugar and European style whipped cream (very thick, but not too sweet.) The syrup here is made in-house and is very good, but this pancake didn't need syrup. It was far better than my waffle!

We also ordered strawberries with cream and melon, as well as cinnamon-raisin French toast for the children. The orange juice was fresh-squeezed and delicious.

We'll definitely go back next time we're in San Antonio!

1 Comments:

Blogger darla said...

I recently had this experience as well. It's been a few weeks ago and I'm still thinking of it. :) I am going back this weekend and will definately be back at the Pancake Haus. It was worth waiting outside for an hour before we could be seated. Glad to know others feel the same about it.

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