The Original Pancake House is the ultimate breakfast getaway in Orange, CA

Wikipedia defines a pancake (also known as a hotcake or flapjack) as a thin, flat, round cake prepared from a batter and cooked on a hot griddle or frying pan. The Original Pancake House began in 1953 in Portland, Oregon by Les Highet and Erma Hueneke. With their experience in the culinary arts, they used their extensive knowledge and collected pancake recipes from around the world. Everything is made in-house with fresh ingredients from 93 score butter, 36% whipping cream, grade AA eggs, and hard wheat unbleached flour. They even developed their own sourdough starter recipe. The location in Orange opened on May 29, 2008 is owned by Jim Osborn. The service at this location is friendly and fast, almost diner-like, where the servers call you, “Honey”. He also owns the location in Norco, CA as well.

Dutch Baby is oven baked and served with whipped butter, lemon, and powdered sugar. It is HUGE! The presentation was like a meteor strike, high cliffs with a sunken crater in the middle and covered in snow white powdered sugar. It was a cross between a soufflé and bread pudding. The outside was crusty and the inside was soft and custard like. Thumbs up, way up!


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