Friday, May 20, 2022 May 20, 2022
79° F Dallas, TX
Taste Test Thursdays

Taste Test Thursday: Pancakes

Who makes the fluffiest, most delicious flapjacks in Dallas?
By  |

Pancakes are a breakfast staple. And while some of the fluffiest, most delicious flapjacks can be made on a griddle in your own kitchen, sometimes it’s nice to eat breakfast and not have to worry about cleaning up all of the batter afterwards.

For this week’s blind taste test we tried pancakes from four different Dallas restaurants. Some were sweet, others fluffy, but there was a clear winner. Here’s what happened.

The pancakes:

A. Original Market Diner
B. Cafe Brazil
C. Buzzbrews
D. The Original Pancake House

Tasting notes:

Original Market Diner

IMG_0745 copy

  • Hint of vanilla. Gives it an artificial taste and I don’t like it.
  • This tastes like fluffy cornbread. I don’t know that I dig the salt in these.
  • Dense, even though it looks light and fluffy. Undercooked.
  • Fluffy and good.
  • Dry and too chewy.

Cafe Brazil

IMG_0749 copy

  • I like the way these look. They’re imperfect, which gives them a homemade quality. Wonderful fluffy texture. Almost eggy.
  • Love this texture and how airy these are.
  • Very light, pleasant flavor — buttery.
  • Looks the least appealing and tastes pretty bland.
  • Lovely burnt flavor. Good.

BuzzbrewsIMG_0750 copy

  • A strange burnt aftertaste, which is odd since they don’t look burnt.
  • A little too gummy, but the flavor isn’t bad. They’re fairly sweet, but way too dense.
  • Chewier than the others. Bland.
  • Almost like candy, very sweet.
  • Good, but very average in terms of a pancake.

The Original Pancake HouseIMG_0752 copy

  • Tastes like Wonder Bread. Not necessarily complaining about it, though.
  • These taste like nothing, and they’re too thin.
  • Like biting into air, insubstantial.
  • Might just be the syrup, but this is weird in a very un-pancake-like way.
  • Has a strange flavor, that I can’t put my finger on.

Tally up:

Original Market Diner 1
Cafe Brazil 4
Buzzbrews 0
The Original Pancake House 0

The winner is:

Cafe Brazil’s flapjacks won this week’s taste test with four out of five votes. So, who makes your favorite pancakes in town? Let’s talk about it.

Related Articles

The 4DWN parking lot becomes a temporary food distribution center on Wednesdays, when volunteers, artists, community members, skaters help organize produce boxes for those living with food insecurity in Dallas.

4DWN Skatepark and Harvest Project Food Rescue Are Throwing a Community Bash

The two local groups will host a free event with art, music, and food called (de)CONSTRUCT(ed) on December 10.
Photo of a sandwich from Krio in Bishop Arts.
Food & Drink

Get Ready for an Asian Food Block Party in Bishop Arts

On May 14, restaurant Krio and Facebook group Asian Grub in DFDUB will throw a big, free afternoon festival.
By   and 
Food Justice

KERA Airs Dallas Food Justice Documentary About Oak Cliff and West Dallas

As part of KERA’s 29th season of its “Frame of Mind” series, director Elroy “EJ” Johnson’s film, “A Food Justice Story,” shows the resiliency of communities of color.