Excellent | Worth a Detour
Millie’s Pancake Haus
Review by: Michael Stern
As we sat in a booth at Millie’s Pancake Haus one morning about seven o’clock, we heard a group of people in the next room singing, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee…” It was a branch of the local Lions Club, who meet here regularly to discuss business and eat breakfast. This is a comfortable place to meet, whether you are a club, a couple, or a single traveler. Decorated in a country-craftsy style, with heart-shape cut-outs in the wooden booth-backs, Millie’s is civilized and welcoming.
What to eat at Mille’s Pancake Haus in Tucson, AZ
Millie’s pancakes come in different sizes and flavors, from basic buttermilk (which are thick, steamy, and light-textured) to wafer thin crepes that are called “French pancakes,” topped with jelly, Cointreau, cherry, or apricot. The super-thin ones are also used as “Swedish pancakes,” which are accompanied by a cup of lingonberry sauce. Savory potato pancakes have a rugged spuddy texture; they are available with apple sauce and/or sour cream and, of course, a breakfast meat of choice. The top-of-the-line item on the breakfast menu is the German apple pancake, a plate-sized behemoth that is filled with spiced cooked apples and takes a full 25 minutes to prepare.
At lunch, Millie’s offers hamburgers and sandwiches and salads that you can have topped with the house specialty, Dutch Dressing, an intriguing creamy sweet-and-sour concoction. The beverage list includes ice cream sodas and milk shakes in all the usual flavors plus blueberry.
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