My friends and I are part of the girl tribe that do brunch regularly. It is always fun when we get together and I am convinced that there is no better way to start your Sunday than a cozy chat with good friends.
Last weekend we tried a local favorite; the Babystacks Cafe. It is a chain with 3 locations and we tried the one in Spring Valley.
Babystacks are known for their many varieties of pancakes. 18 types on their menu alone and you can try them with multiple toppings. Among the pancakes served are red velvet, banana cream pie, chocolate chip, orange creamsicle and of course your traditional buttermilk and blueberry variety.
They are a breakfast and lunch joint so they have the usual eggs + breakfast meat + carbohydrate combos. You can peruse the menu here.
I like it that they also serve non traditional breakfast entrees like chicken adobo fried rice omelette, spam scramble and kalua pig benedict.
The following were the entrees that were sampled by my glamorous crew. You can order the pancakes as a side to your main entree which is what most of us did.
Blueberry Pancakes-moist and delicious with a good amount of blueberries. Wholesome, traditional and so welcoming when you’re hungry.
Huntington Omelette served with crispy bacon, avocado, cheddar cheese and picco de gallo. As filling and as tasty as it looks.
Banana pancakes-hands down the table favorite. Pancakes with a light dusting of powdered sugar, topped with fresh bananas and served with warm syrup. Simply the perfect blend of sweet and salty. Can you say heavenly?
Build Your Own Vegetarian skillet with a side of peanut butter and chocolate pancakes. The pancakes were a little dry and the whole dish would’ve been better if the melted chocolate had not solidified-possibly melted chocolate syrup instead?
Red Velvet Pancakes-their best seller signature dish. Served with fresh whipped cream and chocolate crumbles with a side of cream cheese syrup. This is basically an excuse to eat cake for breakfast and a most definitely good excuse it is!
I had the chicken adobo fried rice omelette which came highly recommended but ended up being a little disappointing. It was an interesting combo but not wholly a winning one. It was a tad salty, the soy sauce overwhelmed the dish and it was a bit heavy. I would recommend this for the most hearty appetites.
Traditional buttermilk pancakes which were everything pancakes are meant to be. Fluffy, buttery and wholeheartedly satisfying with the side of warm syrup. I always make it a point to try the most basic entree because I know it to be a good indicator of the kitchen’s skill and I am glad to report that this kitchen knows it’s pancakes!
The service was excellent despite the crowd, the prices were very reasonable (all entrees were under $10), the food was deliciously wholesome and unpretentious and the company most excellent.
I give it a 3.5 fortune cookies out of 5.
Grand Fortune says: give Babystacks Cafe a try. It is most definitely worth a visit.