Some might argue that breakfast is not complete without a stack of pancakes. They’re a delicious, versatile accompaniment to eggs and bacon but can be eaten alone as well. Traditionally pancakes are topped with syrup and butter but there are a plethora of options for toppings and batter. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a list of the best places to order pancakes and breakfast near you in Tucson, AZ.
Joe’s Pancake House
2532 S Kolb Rd, Tucson, AZ 85710
Joe’s Pancake House has been serving Tucson customers for over 30 years and has the awards to show for it. This family-owned breakfast and lunch joint has some of the best pancakes in Tucson. Great prices, friendly staff, and excellent refillable coffee all make for the perfect breakfast date. Pancakes come in full stack, short stack, or silver dollar style with accompaniments like whipped cream, walnuts, pineapple, blueberries, chocolate chips, and more.
2938 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Bobo’s Restaurant is a local diner serving breakfast and lunch. You might want to get here early because they’re so popular; if you lollygag, you might be waiting a while for your pancakes. The pancakes at Bobo’s are delicious and huge. Like, spilling over your plate huge. If you are looking for the best places to get breakfast in Tucson, AZ, the pancakes on the menu can be ordered with blueberries, chocolate chips, apples, bananas, and chopped pecans. You can even add sausages links, bacon, and eggs to your pancake order for under $10.
Millie’s Pancake Haus
Inside Trail Dust Town, 6541 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715
Located in Trail Dust Town, Millie’s Pancake Haus is an adorable old school cafe that has been serving Tucson since 1982. With plentiful pancake options like French pancakes (crepes with orange liqueur), Russian blintzes, German apple pancakes, Swedish pancakes, and even potato pancakes, we think you’ll find something that makes you happy. If traditional buttermilk pancakes suit your fancy, they have those as well!
Laverna’s Coffee Shop
220 S Plumer Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719
The home-style menu at Laverna’s Coffee Shop, a family-owned establishment, has made them a popular spot for Tucsonans throughout the years. Try an order of their “Huge Hotcakes” or have a stack of their very popular specialty pancakes, which can come in flavors like apple pecan, banana pecan, blueberry, mango, pineapple, peach, chocolate chip, and even sweet potato. These specialty pancakes are quite large and pair perfectly with a little butter and syrup.
Baja Cafe on Broadway
7002 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710
Baja Cafe on Broadway serves mouthwatering Southwestern-style dishes for breakfast and lunch. This restaurant has two additional locations because they’re that good. If you are searching for the best destinations to order breakfast in Tucson, AZ, we recommend traveling to this restaurant to try the specialty pancake menu. In addition to eggs, your choice of meat, and hash browns, you get one of their specialty pancakes that include flavors like caramel apple, snickerdoodle, lemon blueberry and the very popular Pineapple Express. This pineapple pancake comes with orange-brown sugar butter and a vanilla bean cream cheese glaze that you have GOT to try!
Coyote Pause Cafe
2740 S Kinney Rd, Tucson, AZ 85735
Coyote Pause Cafe, located in the Cat Mountain Station on Kinney Road, offers breakfast, lunch, and brunch with a Southwestern flair. Their mesquite pancakes are crowd pleasers that come served with your choice of topping: authentic maple syrup, agave, or even peanut butter. You can even add berries, chocolate chips, or pecans. Throw in an order of Huevos Rancheros or their specialty Coyote Hash and call it a breakfast!
Five Points Market and Restaurant
756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
Our next pick is a modern eatery that serves New American cuisine. They also happen to have very large and very tasty pancakes on their menu. These hotcakes are served with clarified butter, cinnamon, and pure maple syrup. Add blueberries, bananas, and toasted walnuts for even more decadence. Did we mention they also have an extensive coffee menu and market stocked with organic groceries? Stop by and enjoy!
Bisbee Breakfast Club Ina
4131 W Ina Rd, Tucson, AZ 85741
Our next cafe is loved so much by locals in Bisbee that it has expanded to multiple locations throughout Arizona. Lucky for Tucsonans, the Ina location is one of four! Stop in and try their Blue Granola Cakes. These babies come with blueberries, house-made granola, and powdered sugar. If you want something more savory, try their Pancake Sammy. This dish comes with sausage/bacon, and eggs atop hot buttermilk pancakes. Buttermilk pancakes can also be ordered gluten free!