Breakfast is supposed to be the most important meal of the day, right? Well, a meal of that stature certainly deserves something substantial and tasty.
So, basically, you have a responsibility to eat the raspberry oatmeal pancakes at Cafe Madison.
Here's what we love about them: the oatmeal gives them just a little bit of density, so they're filling, but not heavy. The raspberries come through in that complicated raspberry way -- sweet, but also tart. And the pancakes' subtle spicing picks the whole thing up.
Another thing that's remarkable about these pancakes: they've managed to stay good over the course of name changes, management switches, kitchen makeovers, and even a few fires. (Our only complaint is that they no longer come with the great cinnamon butter rosettes that accompanied them at one time. Really, though, this is more of wish than anything.)
Cafe Madison serves up the raspberry oatmeal pancakes in stacks of two or three. We could probably put away three at a sitting, but we find that the short stack fills us up just fine.
Earlier on AOA: Bloody Marys at Cafe Madison.
1108 Madison Ave
Albany, NY 12203
breakfast and lunch
Mon - Thur 7:30 am - 2 pm
Fri, Sat and Sun 7:30 am - 3 pm
Mon - Thur 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fri and Sat 5:30 - 11pm
Sun 5:30 pm - 9 pm
phone: (518) 935-1094
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