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“hard to beat a sunny day on the patio here”
Review of The Skinny Pancake

The Skinny Pancake
Ranked #7 of 242 Restaurants in Burlington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout
Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
428 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
“hard to beat a sunny day on the patio here”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

For such a small state and city to have such a big choice of cool places to eat at is a wonderful thing. It's like the Athens of local food.
It's got a view of the lake and the lake scene, and a bit of a breeze -- very nice place to people-watch and nature-watch.
There's a huge assortment of crepes, and most of what's inside is local. Don't worry about whether there's enough maple syrup.
I apply a little test to see if a restaurant deserves to be treated seriously as a place that actually makes food, rather than reheats stuff from a distributor and charges you, as if they actually cooked it. If they can't make ice tea and instead offer you ice tea in a can, they have no self-respect because they just pretend to run a restaurant.
Here's the skinny: this place serves real tea.
I'm a big fan of the way Vermonters link local food and restaurants and tourism -- it's a major theme of my e-book, Food for City Building. Very nice to see my idea tested and proved here.

  • Visited June 2014
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Brooklyn, New York
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very tasty!!”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

Great food and love that it is all local and fresh. Beautiful area to walk around and all of the food is great. Crepes are a mandatory and the pountines were on point!!

Visited July 2014
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New York
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Mixed feelings”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We ate there for a late nite supper and were really disappointed, but everything else in the area without walking to Church St, stops sitting at 9pm. Went again for breakfast crepes and had a better meal, but once again service was really slow.

Visited June 2014
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Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“not enough Nutella in dessert crepe”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

The quality of the crepe itself was fine. For $5 I expect a decent amount of filling. There was barely a taste of Nutella, leaving the crepe a bit dry and unexciting.

  • Visited July 2014
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East Granby, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
443 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“Yumny, go early, check the bathroom”
Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Had brunch.....main drawback (the reason for a score of 3) was that service was very slow despite the place being 40% full on a Sunday morning. Arrived before 9am, before throngs of people fell in line. There was only one cashier.

I had noahs ark and a chocolate chip muffin. Bacon strips were not crispy, the eggs were smaller (because organic?), and the crepes were scrumptious. My husband had Apple, brie cheese and ham....and he liked the combination (and ate half of my breakfast "to share").

Ambiance feels like a UC Berkeley or UC Boulder cafe. Youthful, welcoming and artsy. Organic, locally grown, fair trade. Try using the bathrooms, the hallway has an endangered species mural with sound effects.

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