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[SHANGHAI] Mr. Pancake House

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Mr. Pancake House

Add: 877 Wuding Lu, near Jiaozhou Lu / 武定路877号, 近胶州路
Tel: 6255 1648
Hours: 7:30am-10:30pm
Price: 30~50 RMB/person
Visited: Nov 2010

This small pancake specialty shop in Jing’an area is so popular that they don’t even take reservations (not on weekends, at least). The food and the decor are just ok, but the the price is unbeatable – for less than 50 RMB, you get pancakes, sausages/bacon/ham, eggs, home fries, plus coffee or tea.  Better yet, they serve breakfast until 3:00pm!

On this particular Sunday early afternoon, we waited about 20 minutes before we got seats for four. A word on the outdoor seats – if you choose to sit outside, expect to breathe in excessive car fumes as you chow down the pancakes because you will be sitting next to a busy road.

Most of the breakfast sets are similar – 2 small pancakes, 2 eggs any style, home fries, and sausages/ham/bacon – my favorite being the German sausages. If you’d rather not do sets, the banana walnut pancakes (28 RMB) would be a safe choice, though they are pretty much just plain pancakes topped with banana slices, a dollop of cream, and a few walnut bits.

German Sausage Breakfast (48 RMB).

Big House Breakfast (42 RMB).

Spinach and Mushroom Omelet (35 RMB).

The Very Berry smoothie (25 RMB) tasted like cheap artificial strawberry ice-cream. Did not like.

Mr. Pancake House doesn’t serve the best pancakes in town (Boxing Cat is better) and the decor isn’t at all chic, so I suppose the low(ish) price is their key to attract crowds . Since they don’t take reservations on weekends, expect to wait a while during prime hours.

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  1. WOW.. the pancakes and the breakfast food look fantastic.. I wish I was near there. Happy Thanksgiving

    Babygirl

    25 Nov 10 at 11:37 PM

  2. Ooo we were at Boxing Cat the other night and I saw buttermilk pancakes on their menu, and was wondering if we should give ‘em a go. Might have to try them out this Sun :P Do you know what time they serve the pancakes until?

    Beverly

    26 Nov 10 at 9:02 AM

  3. Boxing Cat pancakes are quite delicious :) I’m not sure how late they serve them till, but should still be available even if you go during late afternoon.

    itsateaparty

    26 Nov 10 at 4:13 PM

  4. Oh. . . I love breakfast. . .American breakfast, especially eggs. . . for 50 RMB. . .I’ve got to try it

    Thirsty Pig

    9 Dec 10 at 3:04 PM

  5. There’s always a crazy long queue outside every weekend about 12-2pm. I always give up and head to nearby Munchies instead. :S

  6. wow really, so it seems like this place has remained popular since it first opened. have yet to try munchies, it’s been on the list for a while!

    sugarednspiced

    4 Oct 11 at 2:07 AM

  7. […] Mr. Pancake House – 877 Wuding Lu, 武定路877号 (near Jing An on line […]

  8. Never going there again, the staff are awful! Last tim ewe went they only delivered 3 of 4 meals and although we asked twice, by the time the final meal came we had already finished our food. We asked to speak to a manager and they refused so we said we wouldnt pay for the final meal and they called the police who made us pay. Horrible experience

    Chen Jing

    31 Dec 12 at 4:37 PM

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