Blackbird

Thin, Swedish-style pancakes are the house specialty, dressed with a tangy blueberry-cranberry compote and honey-infused ricotta. Delicious.

3800 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls., 612-823-4790, blackbirdmpls.com

 

Cook St. Paul

The buttermilk short stack (here, that translates to a pair of pancakes), hot off the grill, is an instant classic. It’s even better with blueberries. Or pecans.

1124 Payne Av., St. Paul, 651-756-1787, cookstp.com

 

Maria’s Cafe

Although it’s home to many tasty variations on the flapjack, the standout at Maria Hoyos’ cozy breakfast-and-lunch spot is the sweet corn version.

1113 E. Franklin Av., Mpls., 612-870-9842, mariascafe.com

 

Sun Street Breads

Owner Solveig Tofte taps her sourdough starter to fuel plate-size pancakes, to spectacular effect. P.S.: Wednesday is doughnut day, a major treat.

4600 Nicollet Av. S., Mpls., 612-354-3414, sunstreetbreads.com