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The 7 Best Places for Pancakes in New Mexico!

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Hotcakes, flapjacks, griddle cakes. Whatever you call them, pancakes are one of those quintessential breakfast meals that are a perfect canvas for a simple dollop of butter or smothered in fresh fruit and whipped cream. They come stacked, folded or rolled to hold a filling and in a variety of fun shapes and sizes. Here are the 7 best places for pancakes in New Mexico. 

Alamo Grill Pancake & Steakhouse, Alamogordo, NM

You’ll win the food trifecta here—Mexican food, steakhouse, and a pancake palace. What a combination! Opens at 6 a.m. with a full breakfast menu that includes a traditional short stack order of flapjacks, plus unique pistachio, blueberry, cinnamon and apple strawberry, as well as pigs in a blankets—a sausage and pancake combo. Great place for families.

Cinnamon Sugar & Spice Cafe, Albuquerque, NM

Pancakes make every morning better. Here, there’s a mouthwatering selection. Banana Bliss with walnuts and caramel. Lemon curd is the star in the lemon-raspberry stack. Simple blueberry flapjacks are dusted with powdered sugar. The Sunday morning hotcakes are simply dressed with a dollop of butter and drizzle of maple syrup. If you’re still hungry after this morning meal, grab a homemade cinnamon roll for later in the day.

Cafe de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM

A cup of locally-roasted coffee, made on-site, is the perfect complement to the signature Mesilla hot cakes served here. Two large made-from-scratch pancakes are served with a strawberry and blueberry coulis, as well as real maple syrup. For a smaller version of this melt-in-your-mouth delight, get them in silver dollar size. Dog friendly patio for those for those out for a meal with a canine friend.

Pappa’s Sweet Shop Restaurant, Raton, NM

For close to a century, this family-owned restaurant has been a landmark in town. What began as a shop that focused on candy and ice cream, morphed throughout the years into a restaurant known for breakfast and lunch specialties, and pancakes top the list. From the old-fashioned hot cakes dripping with butter and syrup to the pancake sandwich that comes with bacon or sausage in the middle and an egg on top, these favorites are a kick-start to any morning. Children will be delighted with the Mickey Mouse shaped pancake. 

Pecos River Cafe, Carlsbad, NM

The phrase, flat as a pancake, describes this massive breakfast treat that’s the size of a dinner plate. A town favorite, the cafe is known for its hearty portions and the hot cakes are no exception. They’re light, fluffy and sweet, but add blueberries or pineapple or strawberries and it kicks the whole experience up a notch. 

Pancake Alley, Farmington, NM

Before heading out to the rugged terrain of the Four Corners area, stop for a filling meal at this family-owned restaurant. They’re served hot from the griddle with real butter that melts into all of the nooks and crannies of these tasty flapjacks. Add some syrup or jam and the meal is complete. Strawberries and fresh cream make this a breakfast dessert.

Kranberry’s Chatterbox, Lordsburg, NM

An old prospector and his mule embellishes the outside of this family-owned restaurant, a harbinger of the good ol’ comfort food that’s served here. The pancakes come in either a stack of two or three. The special comes with three pancakes, two eggs and bacon, sausage or ham. Choose from a selection of five different syrups. 

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