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The Best Pancakes in Orlando

by Meghann on March 2, 2011

Good Morning!

Want to know how to turn a regular ole Wednesday morning into a fabulous Wednesday morning?

Meet these beautiful ladies for breakfast.

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Amber & Kelly!

Going out for breakfast is one of those luxuries I usually reserve for the weekends. I tend to forget how much fun it can be to incorporate a random breakfast out into the typical weekday routine. Especially when the breakfast involves eating pancakes at my absolute FAVORITE breakfast spot in Orlando – Briar Patch.


I discovered Briar Patch off Park Ave a couple of years ago and instantly fell in love with their Blue Heaven Wheat & Fiber Pancakes. I’ve tried ordering other items from the menu and none of them can compare to the cake like pancakes that invade my dreams at night.


Don’t let the ‘ Wheat & Fiber’ title fool you – these pancakes are NOT healthy. They are rich, sweet, and taste like pure heaven.

Usually when you order Briar Patch’s pancakes you receive three giant pancakes, so Kelly and I order to share. However, this morning’s batch was a tad on the small side. We did have a bowl of fruit to share to even it out.


My portion.


I also had a few bites off of Amber’s french toast. πŸ™‚

I get e-mails all the time from people asking where to eat and what to do in Orlando. One of my #1 suggestion is always to enjoy breakfast at Briar Patch (though it’s no where near any of the parks, which is where tourists tend to stay). It might be a little out of the way, but always worth it. πŸ™‚

Before breakfast Maddie and I went on a 5k run. I held her back and we kept out speed at a 9:30 min/mi pace.


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It’s a little overexposed, but we got the photo we wanted! Yipppeee!!!

You can check out my other official Disney Princess Half Photos HERE. My favorites are the ones where I’m holding the Flip Cam! Or the video of us waiting in line for photos in front of the castle. πŸ˜‰

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 2, 2011 at 9:32 am

What a great photo! Glad it turned out πŸ™‚ And great Living Social deal too! What a great excuse to go to the movies.
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2 Ali @ Ali on the Run March 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

Such a great finish line photo! Definitely frame it and give it to your parents.
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3 michelle March 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

that photo is awesome!!
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4 Lizzy March 2, 2011 at 9:34 am

Photo is awesome πŸ™‚ so glad it turned out for you!
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5 Hope March 2, 2011 at 9:38 am

Those pancakes look heavenly! I also like ordering fruit as a side when eating pancakes. It definitely does even things out. Love the photo! So cute! πŸ™‚
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6 kristy @ March 2, 2011 at 9:44 am

Whooo hoo! That photo is awesome!!! πŸ™‚
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7 Anna @ Doing Good & Living Well March 2, 2011 at 9:46 am

What a great photo! Glad you guys got it. πŸ™‚

I wishhhhh I had the flexibility in my schedule to have breakfast out in the mornings. Jealous!
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8 skinnyrunner March 2, 2011 at 9:48 am

that is a cute photo of you three! none of you look like you’re dying or crapping your pants which is essential to a good race pic.
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9 jassy March 2, 2011 at 9:49 am

i love pancakes! i usually have my pancake day on fridays πŸ™‚

those pancakes looks heavenly πŸ™‚
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10 Margo March 2, 2011 at 10:03 am

Such a great photo!

11 Jessica@tastyandtrim March 2, 2011 at 10:04 am

Those pancakes made me drool! Love the finish line photo – so cute!! πŸ™‚
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12 Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 2, 2011 at 10:09 am

Awesome pic!

Those pancakes look amazing — and there are restaurants where I order the same thing every time — why bother when my meal tastes so good?
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13 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

Oh my goodness, the Blue Heaven Wheat & Fiber Pancakes look freakin amazing! I’m getting way too hungry right now considering it’s only 10:15!
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14 Mimi March 2, 2011 at 10:28 am

That’s an incredible picture! I’m so glad you got that!
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15 Victoria March 2, 2011 at 10:32 am

I love Briar Patch! Reminds me of when I got my wedding dress, since my Mom and I ate there right after we purchased it. Park Ave is a great place to take visitors to Orlando.
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16 Jillian @ Reshape Your Life March 2, 2011 at 10:36 am

Seeing those pancakes makes me wish that I could make good pancakes… I’m jealous, those look so delicious!
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17 Kaitlin March 2, 2011 at 10:48 am

DELICIOUS looking pancakes, and congrats on finally getting that family run photo!!
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18 Dori March 2, 2011 at 10:49 am

LOVE the finish line photo!!!! Hope to cross the NYC Marathon like that with my friend Melissa next year… but we shall see! Pancakes sound awesome, big fan of pancakes and french toast.
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19 Mary March 2, 2011 at 10:51 am

That’s such a great photo! I’m so jealous, I have 4 siblings & no one would ever race with me!

20 Katie @ running4cupcakes March 2, 2011 at 10:53 am

Love that photo! Also, have to make some pancakes now. . . your pics looked so good!
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21 Ali @ Ali Runs March 2, 2011 at 11:06 am

What a great photo!! I hope you are ordering it πŸ™‚ And I love going out to breakfast on the weekdays, it definitely makes the whole rest of the day feel more special!

22 Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles March 2, 2011 at 11:09 am

What a fun picture of you and your siblings! It’s great that you were all able to run together.

23 Katy (The Singing Runner) March 2, 2011 at 11:13 am

Awww! I love all of the pictures! πŸ˜€ How fun!
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24 Laurie March 2, 2011 at 11:15 am

Awesome photos! Congrats to you, Kelly and Ben!

25 Jeni @ stepping out March 2, 2011 at 11:18 am

That picture looks amazing! So cool that it actually worked. πŸ˜€
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26 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather March 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

A midweek breakfast out sounds so fun, and those pancakes look amazing too! Fun times with the girls πŸ™‚

27 Sarah @ The Strength of Faith March 2, 2011 at 11:23 am

What a great shot and I’m sure an emotional moment for all of you – definitely frame worthy!
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28 Lindsay March 2, 2011 at 11:28 am

Those pancakes look AMAZING! I wish I could transport them up here to NYC. I would also pretend that they are incredibly healthy as I eat them. Pecans and blueberries are super healthy, right? πŸ™‚ Also, very cute picture choice!

29 Jessica @ The Process of Healing March 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

Cakey pancakes are something I dream of… yum!
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30 katie March 2, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Wow those pancakes look amazing! Beautiful breakfast dates you had ; )

I didnt get to say CONGRATS to you on your race! I was away for dance trance, but I met Katy, and we talked about you, I told her that I love your blog and how sweet you seem to be and I hope I get to meet you one day and how happy I am for you and all that is going on! Loved the tutu! So awesome you ran in that! : )
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31 Kara March 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

I’m so glad the photo came out, otherwise you would have had to make your brother run another princess race πŸ™‚

That fandango deal is great, I wish it came with a responsible babysitter too, lol.
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32 Emily @ Savory and Savage March 2, 2011 at 2:07 pm

Yay!! the finish photo came out – You guys look great!
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33 Biz March 2, 2011 at 2:15 pm

Just another one of the perks for working for yourself! πŸ˜€ Flexible schedule πŸ˜€
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34 CindyD. March 2, 2011 at 2:22 pm

As big of a photo freak as I am, I was REALLY hoping that you guys got the shot you wanted. Yippee!!! That is awesome!

35 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

Yum – those look fantastic! Way to celebrate national pancake day (even if it was a day late!)
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36 Kacy March 2, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Great race picture!!
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37 Little Miss Fitness March 2, 2011 at 4:28 pm

I just bought the living social deal this morning! πŸ™‚ That’s so fun!

I stumbled upon your blog through PB fingers twitter and am so glad I did! Where are you moving to??!
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38 Dina March 2, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Will be showing this post to DH and hopefully he will insist on driving us from Polk County into Winter Park for some pancakes.
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39 Jess@atasteofconfidence March 2, 2011 at 11:35 pm

I’m going to be in Orlando next week! Maybe I’ll stop by, those look delish!
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