July 2, 2009

A San Diego Breakfast: The Original House of Pancakes

I went down to SD for a day around two weeks ago. I left around 6:30 AM to meet some friends for breakfast at The Original House of Pancakes. I was worried that we would have to wait, having gone there once and having to leave after seeing a huge line of people. But luckily, that didn't happen. Maybe because it was a weekday? As their name implies, their specialty is pancakes. And I love pancakes. I love eating out for breakfast in general just because it's something I do not do very often.

I ordered a coffee and the blueberry pancakes.

6 pancakes of assorted sizes sprinkled with some powdered sugar along with some blueberry compote on the side. The blueberries weren't very good. Overall these were okay although I found myself wishing I had gotten something else. The compote was a little too sweet for me although my friends seemed to like it. It was a good amount of food, but I had to will myself not to eat it all as I was going to meet some fellow food bloggers for lunch.

German Pancake. This is baked in an oven instead of being cooked on a griddle. Goddamn, this thing was huge and nearly falling off the plate! It was served on the side with lemon and powdered sugar. It was quite eggy and reminded me a bit of french toast.

Service was good. Coffee was constantly being refilled, and by my third cup, I was jittery.

The prices were about 8 to 9 bucks each, which is a little on the high side. It's a Oregon originated chain, and I was surprised to find out there was one sorta near my house as well. I'd come back to try out some of the other things on their menu, but I think the next time I'm craving pancakes, I'll make it myself.

3906 Convoy St
San Diego, CA 92111

4 rah rah rahs:

Anonymous said...

We have an OPH near where we live and used to go quite often. I love the Belgium Waffles with fresh strawberries and whipped cream! The blueberry waffle and pancakes are pretty good too. Of course I'd be bouncing off the walls all morning from the sugar high and crashing around 10 am. :) I think the compote is on the too sweet side, too.

I've never tried the German pancake because it always looked too huge and since I'm not a French toast fan, figure I wasn't missing much.

Dennis K. said...

I haven't been here yet after all these years I've lived in SD. Always a line! That german pancake looks freak'n goood. :)

elmomonster said...

You're right. OPH is a little expensive. I still love it, but since I've figured out how to make those German Pancakes (also called Dutch Babies?) I don't go as often as I used to.

Those things are awesome hot!

kirbie said...

I haven't been much of a fan of this pancake house. Don't really understand the lines either. The only thing I have really enjoyed is the Dutch baby.

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