Pour on the syrup this National Pancake Day at these 7 spots in Birmingham, including Ruby Sunshine. Gluten-free options included!

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Birmingham, Metro Diner, brunch, pancakes, food
Dive right into pancakes this National Pancake Day. Photo via @metrodiner

National Pancake Day is Thursday, September 26. Let’s hear those cheers for sweet, drippy syrup and fluffy goodness! Where can you get these heavenly, mouthwatering hotcakes in Birmingham? Read on to find out! Waffle fans, head here!

Metro Diner

Cinnamon rolls are one of my all-time favorite treats. Fuse them into pancakes and… well… honestly, no one needs to witness that pancake attack.

While Metro Diner offers classic pancakes, I suggest their Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. Order them and enjoy:


  • 2 fluffy pancakes swirled with cinnamon and sugar
  • Cream cheese icing
  • Candied pecans
  • Cinnamon butter
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Photo via @metrodiner

Psst! Their waffles come with strawberry butter. I know, right?

Address: 180 Inverness Plaza, Birmingham, AL 35242; 2050 Gadsden Hwy., Birmingham, AL 35235
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 7AM-9PM; Sun. 7AM-8PM

Ruby Sunshine

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The fruit makes it healthy, right? Photo via Ruby Sunshine Instagram

You can opt for classic pancakes, or you can venture out and try some that are much more unique. 


This is one area where Ruby Sunshine…well…shines. So consider these:

White Chocolate Bread Pudding

Love bread pudding? Check out this breakfast twist featuring buttermilk pancakes mixed with white chocolate French bread pudding and topped with white chocolate whiskey sauce. Ooo la la!

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Photo via Ruby Sunshine

Bacon Praline

Ruby Sunshine’s Bacon Praline pancakes are the ultimate way to combine breakfast with dessert. Oh, yum!


This dish comes with classic buttermilk pancakes filled with applewood-smoked bacon and toasted pecans and topped with warm brown sugar and butter caramel sauce. 

Bonus: Ruby Sunshine serves seasonal pancakes, so when the seasons change, be sure to ask your server for deets on their newly-featured hot stacks. 

Address: 1017 Oxmoor Rd., Birmingham, AL 35209
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7AM-2PM; Sat.-Sun. 7AM-3PM


Big Bad Breakfast

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Even without syrup, it still looks delicious. Photo via Big Bad Breakfast (Highway 280) on Facebook

If you’ve ever read any of the brunch guides I’ve written for Bham Now over the years, then you know I’m a huge fan of Big Bad Breakfast. So obviously, I had to include them in a guide dedicated to my favorite thing on their menu—flapjacks!

The Flapjacks at BBB are fluffy, tangy and totally scrumptious. Your plate will come piled with three buttermilk pancakes served with BBB’s house syrup blend and your choice of meat.

Believe me when I say you will crave these babies for the rest of your life.


Address: 5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242; 1926 29th Ave S., Homewood, AL 35209
Hours: Daily, 7AM-2:30PM

Yo Mama’s

When there are lines flowing out a restaurant’s door, you know you’re in for some delicious food. Yo Mama’s is one such place. 

The best news—they serve pancakes!


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Just pour on the syrup and indulge, y’all! Photo via Yo Mama’s on Facebook

Your order will show off three fluffy buttermilk pancakes with Yo Mama’s famous homemade syrup and your choice of bacon, sausage or smoked sausage.

Add ons include:

  • Blueberries
  • Peach cobbler topping
  • Strawberries and blueberries

Avoiding gluten? They have a gluten-free pancake option just for you!


Inside Tip: Yo Mama’s is known for its chicken and waffles. But did you know they also serve chicken and pancakes? Ding, ding, order up!

Address: 2328 2nd Ave N., Birmingham, AL 35203
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8AM-2:30PM; Sat. 9AM-1PM

Mile End Deli

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Watch the syrup flow to create an even more yummy breakfast. Photo via Mile End Deli

The more I venture into the menu at Mile End Deli, the more I like it. One thing on the menu you are bound to enjoy is the buttermilk pancakes with maple bacon, whipped buttercream cheese and maple syrup.


But at this delicatessen, I suggest trying something similar, but with more flair, like potato latkes. Honestly, if it has the word potato in it, I’m all in!

Choose the Classic Breakfast that includes two eggs, your choice of meat, rye toast and, of course, potato latkes. You can also order your latkes solo.

Address: 1701 1st Ave S. Suite 135, Birmingham, AL 35233
Hours: Daily, 8AM-8PM


The Original Pancake House

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Photo via The Original Pancake House

Pancakes on the brain? They will be when you learn of the large variety offered at The Original Pancake House.

Here are just a few of the many pancakes they offer:

  • Buckwheat Pancakes
  • Hawaiin Pancakes
  • Coconut Pancakes
  • Swedish Pancakes
  • Dollar Pancakes
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How many can you eat? Photo via The Original Pancake House

Address: 1931 11th Ave S., Birmingham, AL 35205
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30AM-2PM; Sat.-Sun. 7AM-2:30PM


Another Broken Egg Cafe

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Someone’s ready for pancakes! Photo via Another Broken Egg Cafe on Facebook

With the work “egg” in the name, there’s no question that Another Broken Egg Cafe serves pancakes. In fact, they serve many delicious pancake choices, all worth each and every bite.

Here are just two of the many options they offer:

Lemon Blueberry Goat Cheese Pancakes

Lemon and blueberry—two flavors destined for each other.


Goat cheese. Don’t get me started on my love of goat cheese. I mean, goats… cheese… what’s not to love?

The Lemon Blueberry Goat Cheese Pancakes come with two pancakes filled with blueberries and goat cheese and topped with lemon zest and whipped cream.

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Pancake Trio Flight. Photo via Another Broken Egg Cafe on Facebook

Bananas Foster Pancakes

There’s no such thing as a pancake guide without at least one mention of Bananas Foster. So here’s what these pancakes come with:


  • 2 pancakes
  • Bananas
  • Pecans
  • Foster sauce
  • Whipped cream

Gluten-free pancakes are also available.

Address: 2418 Montevallo Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6:30AM-2PM; Sat.-Sun. 7AM-2PM

Who else sells scrumptious pancakes in Birmingham? Let us know your favorite spots!