Baby Stacks Café

Formerly known as BabyCakes, BabyStacks Cafe now actually has three locations in Las Vegas. Unfortunately none of them are particularly close to the Strip. They can be found at 7090 North Durango Drive, 2400 North Buffalo Drive and 4135 South Buffalo Drive. If you happen to be near any of them, they’re worth a stop for breakfast, lunch or just a cup of coffee and something sweet.

BabyStacks specializes solely in breakfast and lunch, opening its doors at 7 am but closing up at 2 pm on weekdays and 3 pm on weekends. It’s a combination of American diner food favorites with a Hawaiian influence. As the name indicates, their unusual pancakes are the specialty of the house and come in a wide variety of flavors – bananas foster, red velvet, hazelnut (made with Nutella), carrot cake, pumpkin, cookie batter, cinnabun, white chocolate, orange creamsicle, s’mores, peanut butter and bacon. Many of the pancakes are served with a homemade cream cheese syrup that is delicious. You can also find the standard range of diner breakfast favorites such as omelettes, huevos rancheros, chicken fried steak, eggs benedict, french toast and crepes.

For lunch you’ll want to give their Hawaiian themed dishes a shot. You can choose from garlic adobo fried rice, loco moco, Spam and egg scramble, Spam sliders or sweet rolls. They also do a number of creative take on eggs benedict for lunch – you can top them with smoked pig and cabbage, spinach or Portuguese sausage. If you want something more conventional they also have a limited menu of sandwiches, burgers and salads.

Prices are reasonable compared to the Strip – pretty much everything on the menu runs between eight to ten dollars. If you’re craving pancakes, this might just be the best spot for them in Las Vegas and is worth the journey out into the suburbs to find. There’s also little in the way of good Hawaiian food in Vegas, so it’s worth a shot if you’re craving some loco moco or staying in a hotel without a kitchenette and can’t fry up your own Spam.