What is a girl to do when she is craving pancakes in Prague? When palačinky, the Czech Republic’s answer to the pancake, are not enough and you are craving North American-style pancakes that are found flipping on every diner griddle on the continent on a Saturday and Sunday morning? The solution, is the Pancake Factory.
Last week I was at the gym and was flipping through a Czech magazine that was left on a table and noticed a red advertisement that screamed for my attention. The small box on the middle of the page contained two words that were heaven to my ears, “American and Russian pancakes.” I was sold. I scribbled down the website and went home to Google my find, “Pancake Factory, Prague.” To my delight, I found the restaurant and it was only located 34 km south of Prague, in the village of Kamenice, which makes for a nice drive on a Saturday morning.
The Pancake Factory specializes in American and Russian style pancakes in addition to offering other non-pancake restaurant items like meat and fish. This place is part bakery and part restaurant and is open from 11 am to 11pm.
On our pancake-seeking mission, we ordered banana pancakes, chocolate chip pancakes, a mint tea and a cappuccino and I have to say, it was all pretty good. The pancakes were light and fluffy and came with a side of two sauces, a raspberry sauce and a maple-esque caramel sauce. The restaurant’s interior looks like a cottage with wood panels, samovars and other antiques displayed on the shelves and a fireplace in the back room. There is also a play-pen section filled with toys for kids. Our pancake breakfast was a fun experience and a beautiful, quick drive and I would totally recommend it to satiate your next pancake craving in Prague.