When a restaurant exists solely for breakfast and brunch—this spot shutters at 2pm every day—you know they’re not messing around with a morning classic. The lemon ricotta pancakes are legendary, the ideal mix of sweet, tart, and rich. Owners Joel Bleskacek and Maxine Siu source their ingredients from over two dozen nearby farms and it shows. The airy ricotta is made in-house, the citrus is locally grown, and the honey butter is the real deal. Follow the lead of Potrero Hill regulars who order their own dishes, plus a pair of pancakes to share.
Pancakes: the ultimate nostalgic comfort food and the perfect hangover cure-all baked into one decadent package. We’ve come a long way from basic Bisquick. San Francisco’s hotcakes are whipped with cheese and cake flour, slathered in highbrow butter, and garnished with all manner of mouthwatering sweet and savory toppings. Here’s where to indulge your next stack. (Hint: It’s not Stacks.)