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Red Velvet PanCAKES (and more!) at The Griddle Cafe, Hollywood, CA

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Red Velvet PanCAKES (and more!) at The Griddle Cafe, Hollywood, CA

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I'm from Phoenix but I have made trips out to LA for this place a couple times now, it's that good.




Red Velvet PanCAKE and mimosa at The Griddle Café in West Hollywood, California.





It's a really small place. The wait is usually pretty long, but SO worth it. ALWAYS go hungry, and preferably with someone who will order something different so you can try as many things as possible!




Know what's always good? BACON. And they cooked it 'easy' for me -- nice and soft. They'll even make it brittle and crispy if that's your thing. But it is perfectly salty and thick. Mmmm.




"Poached y Papas" Benedict – A thick slice of tender baked ham and two poached eggs served atop seasoned potato skins. Covered in our incredible Hollandaise sauce. Avocado optional.

Total Potato Perfection.




"Scotch on the Rocks" – Intoxicating coconut, pecan, oat, and butterscotch chip-filled flapjacks. Topped with real whipped cream and powdered sugar.

Suuuper sweet, but delish!






"Saturday Morning Fever" – Bailey's and Kahlua swirled into buttermilk batter. Topped with real whipped cream and powdered sugar.

The whipped cream? Sprayed with Kahlua. And see those crispy edges? Mmm.






"Peanut Bubba" Crunchy French Toast – French toast dipped in a peanut butter crunch, then grilled to perfection. Topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream.

Holy french toast, Batman! This is seriously the best french toast I've had in my entire life. The texture is perfect! And the peanut butter crunch is like the best part of a Butterfinger! All the sweet Butterfingery goodness without all the nasty mockolate to ruin it!


And now… the motherload…





Red Velvet PanCAKES! They are so rich! Perfectly cocoa-y, some saltiness to the batter, complemented by super-sweet tangy cream cheese frosting. Dusted with cocoa powder, crispy-edged. Mmm. THIS is pancake PERFECTION.

It's a non-menu item and they only give up to a day's notice that it's going to be served. The fabulous owner, Jodi, updates the Café's Twitter account (add them!), though, when they're to be expected! She made sure they were being served up at The Griddle the other day when I drove in for my birthday (and a friend flew down from San Jose). Utterly fantastic service, great food!

TLDR; THIS FOOD = AMAZING.
  • oh my god
  • holy crap why is this place all the way across the country?! I want to eat all of their pancakes NOW!!!
  • *SQUEE*
  • oh god oh god oh god
    I NEED red velvet pancakes.
  • omg. the red velvet pancakes, potatoe benedict, and bacon need to be inside me NOW.
  • Wow, I want everything!!
  • well shit, i live in hollywood and i've never been here before. but you can bet i will be there. soon.
  • Fucking orgasmic.
  • Nice, I just moved to Hollywood last week...I'll have to be sure to check this place out.
  • Drooling. ; ;
  • oh. my. god.

    Dude, I am still full from dinner, and I could eat all of this. Seriously, that bacon looks amazing. All of it does. I need to go to this place some day.
  • I... I think I'm in love. D:
  • YUM! I saw this post, or, the first picture (didn't even get to clicking the cut), researched it, pulled up the menu, and practically started drooling as I read the item descriptions....

    Then I called my boyfriend and told him we are SO putting that on our list of places to eat soon (we live thirty minutes from Los Angeles). I told him to look up the website as well.

    Then, I saw the link to The Griddle Cafe's Facebook page, and the first thing I noticed was they posted this exact Livejournal entry on their page! How cool for you! :)
    • Well, here's a little secret of sorts... I emailed and begged the cafe to make them the day we were planning to go weeks in advance because we hadn't been there on a RVP day before. The owner picked up the email and got back to me within a day on her personal email and said she was more than happy to make them for us. She also added me on her own Facebook. Plus the friends I was with have unlocked Twitter accounts so she saw us talking about the place til we got there and when we were live-tweeting how amazing the food was. When I say it's the best service I've ever received from a place, I mean it! :)

      I wrote on her wall to let her know people were loving on her food.

      Yes! You HAVE to go! It's soooo good. Really. I eat out a lot. Tons of places. And this is one of my top 5. And I don't even like breakfast food that much normally.
  • holy crap cream cheese frosting on the red velvet pancakes ungggggggggggggh beats syrup any day
  • I want that Scotch on the Rocks like right now.
  • I saw your pics on facebook from being friends with foxymsmoxie. It was your birthday, correct? I hope your birthday was completely awesome, and the food looks TO DIE FOR.
    • Yes! (Also, hello, fellow HEer!) :) I just spent the last week with her! Thank you! :D
  • Oh my god. I just ate some cereal with yoghurt for breakfast and now feel wholly unsatisfied. I want some Peanut Bubba!
  • So. Going!
  • oh my
  • I should stop looking at pictures from restaurants across the Pacific.
    So jealous!
  • Thank god this place is on the other side of the country, otherwise I'd probably eat until I puked ;)

    Looks majorly delish.
  • Oh my god om nom nom
  • i love red velvet anything. i love pancakes. that sounds like the most amazing combination!!
  • brb cumming
  • im so jealous!! first time in my life i'm sad i live in NY!
  • Red. Velvet. Pancakes. DO WANT RECIPE.
  • Wow! I won't go there to try it, but i'm going to have to try to remember this incase I am ever down there. haha
  • O...M...G! I need a plane ticket to go across country!! Saturday Morning Fever sounds so good!
  • The Griddle is my favorite place to eat in LA. I've been going there since I was in high school (over 5 years) and I've never been disappointed. These photos make me crave their pancakes so much! I think I might pay them a visit tomorrow.

    Thanks for posting the twitter link - I didn't know they had one!
  • Oh my goodness! Amazing...!
  • that looks absolutely delish!
  • The Griddle tweeted about this post! :)

    I always get the french toast when I go there (last time was this past Sunday). I really should try more stuff!
    • Aw, yay! :) I love them so much!

      Always? So you're local? Lucky! It'd be awful hard to turn your back on the french toast... it's my favorite item, it's the perfect texture!
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