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The Skinny Pancake

Restaurant Review - Burlington, Vermont

By Allison Flint | March 08, 2012

The Heart Breaker Crepe

The waterfront in Burlington, Vermont is an intriguing combination of old and new. The historic architecture and views over Lake Champlain create a charming atmosphere where you can indulge in all manner of entertainment and recreation on both land and water.

Facing the lake on the corner of Lake and College Streets, you will find the Skinny Pancake, a small eatery focusing on the French crepe.

The Skinny Pancake

It’s a cozy and refreshing place to go for Sunday brunch and a welcoming and relaxing spot to socialize with friends either face-to-face or online with their complimentary wi-fi.

Their extensive menu includes breakfast crepes (served all day), savory lunch crepes, dinner crepes and sweet dessert crepes.

The Skinny Pancake’s crepe prices vary as their menu is diverse.   Breakfast starts at $6 with eggs and Cabot Creamery cheese, up to an egg with smoked salmon and vegetable crepe for $9.

Savory items range from $6 to $12 with add-on possibilities of meats, mushrooms, eggs and chutney. The larger dinner crepes, available Thursday through Saturday, run $9 to $13, and span the globe from a Thai noodle crepe to Cannelloni and Crepe-Battered Fish and Chips.

Sweet dessert crepes start at $4.50 and include Crepes for Two and add-ons.

The Menu Board

For a hearty supper, we combined savory and sweet and shared a Calzone Crepe with fresh ricotta cheese and a beautifully spiced marinara sauce ($8.95). The crepe is rolled in at the edges like a dough calzone, giving a rich and flavorful “crust” for sauce dipping.

Finishing our meal, we split the Heart Breaker crepe – strawberries, bananas and Nutella in a warm crepe topped with fresh whipped cream ($7.50). The fruit is sautéed ever so briefly to warm and soften it, so it melts into the hazelnut sauce.

Their ingredients are always fresh and local. They are members of the Vermont Fresh Network, the state’s farm-to-table initiative which ensures amazing products and strengthens the local economy. The Skinny Pancake’s local goods include Winding Brook Farm bacon from Morrisville, Vermont, Shadow Cross Farm eggs from Colchester and Pete’s Greens from Craftsbury.

The Endangered Species Mural

In addition to their food offerings, the Skinny Pancake is also a music venue for local folk artists with coffeehouse performances five nights a week. Upcoming performances are listed here and tickets cost between $5-$10.

The restaurant is housed in Main Street Landing which has several eco-friendly and non-profit businesses. The walk to the restroom takes you through a long hallway of an endangered species mural, complete with floor to ceiling paintings and jungle sounds on the PA.

You can also enjoy Skinny Pancake treats from the vending cart on Burlington’s Church Street, and various locations of their traveling fair and festival carts.

When in Montpelier, visit their other full service restaurant on Main Street.

TELEPHONE(802) 540-0188

The Skinny Pancake
60 Lake Street
Burlington, VT 05401

WEBSITE: www.skinnypancake.com/home


Sun–Wed: 8AM-8PM

Thu–Sat: 8AM-10PM

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