Raspberry oatmeal pancakes at Cafe Madison

Cafe Madison raspberry pancakes

A pretty good way to start the day.

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.

Find It

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

dinner
Mon - Thur 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fri and Sat 5:30 - 11pm
Sun 5:30 pm - 9 pm

cafe-madison.com/

phone: (518) 935-1094

Comments

Went there for Sunday Brunch last week. It was great had the farmhouse omelet. It was great, they make all their bread on site. I had the Cinnamon Raisin Bread, which was delicious.

The pancakes were great, but why on earth do they only have jam in those little foil packets? They make their own bread for pete's sake--why don't have they have some local jam on hand? Or at least get a jar of smuckers and put that on the tables instead of those little flavorless foil packets!

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