Cyndy’s House of Pancakes

If you’re tired of pretentious Seattle breakfast places with overpriced (albeit sustainable, locally produced, organic, etc.) food, try Cyndy’s on Aurora.  While quirky and delicious, it’s definitely the opposite of pretentious. You won’t have to wait in line, the waitresses won’t be overly perky, and your view will be of the local pawn shops and palm readers.

But there’s something endearing about Cyndy’s – maybe it’s the giant fish tank, or the old-school feeling you get, or the giant swivel chairs at the bar:

But what will truly hook you at Cyndy’s is the food: it’s much better than your typical diner food. The sausages are plump, the bacon is crisp, and the pancakes are dreamy. They have several types, but I stuck with buttermilk (it’s always been my favorite.

I know I haven’t reviewed a breakfast place before, since this is a dessert blog, but honestly, these pancakes were all the dessert I needed for the day. They were very light in texture, but filling and satisfying. The only problem I had was with the syrup, which was not real maple syrup. However, I have to say that if I want to start off the day with dessert, Cyndy’s is a good way to go.

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