Sometimes there is nothing better on a Saturday morning than a classic diner breakfast PJ’s Pancake House in Princeton, NJ. Sure, making your own pancakes or waffles at home is fun and gives you a nice sense of accomplishment, but there is always something special about going out for a hearty breakfast with your friends and family on a morning where you don’t have to rush off to work or school.
Definitely a Princeton classic, this local joint serves pancakes (and everything else) all day long. And their website is www.pancakes.com – how cool is that! I went there during the cold early months of this year when I needed a break from studying for the bar, and I left fully satisfied and ready for another afternoon of Barbri videos (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, trust me, you don’t want to). Anyway, PJ’s offers exciting pancake combinations, like banana walnut, old west buckwheat, and peanut butter chocolate chip. You can also get a pancake sampler! In my opinion, however, their buttermilk pancakes are truly their best work (you must order them if you go here, which you should!).
On this occasion a few weeks ago, I ordered the “Two-Fer,” which comes with 2 buttermilk pancakes, 2 eggs, 2 slices of bacon, and one link of sausage. This is pretty much the perfect breakfast – it hits all the big exciting breakfast items. And it keeps you full pretty much all day long.
I did also order real maple syrup (sorry for being kind of a maple syrup snob – I’d never heard of Aunt Jemima until summer sleep-away camp). It does cost extra, but at least it came in this cute little bottle.
I didn’t use all my syrup, so I stashed the bottle in my purse as my mind replayed scenes from the movie Elf . . .