Eat & Drink New York City Restaurants

Clinton Street Baking Co.

May 8, 2017

Nine times out of ten, I will order something savory for breakfast/brunch. Whether it be eggs benedict, cheese grits with shrimp, or a breakfast burger, I love it all.

So when I order pancakes, it’s a big deal and I only do so when I know that they’re going to be fantastic. Which is exactly what happened at Clinton Street Baking Co, which has some of the best pancakes I’ve ever tasted in New York!

Pro tip: Clinton Street Baking Co. doesn’t open until 9am on the weekends but you should definitely get in line by 8:30 at the latest. Matt and I rolled up in our taxi (we messed up the bus scheduling and I was too hungry to walk downtown) at about 8:35 and we were probably the 10th party in line. By the time we’d eaten and were getting ready to leave, the wait for breakfast was already 2+ hours!

With the early Sunday morning wake up, coffee and highly caffeinated tea were absolutely necessary. Blue Bottle is a new favorite chain of mine in the city.

After waiting for it to open, we were finally guided inside Clinton Street Baking Co. and happily looked over the menu. Although we both knew that we wanted pancakes, we hasn’t decided on the type of pancake yet.

To celebrate snagging our table, I ordered their specialty bellini while Matt was a little more tame (which was acceptable given that it was 9 in the morning…) and ordered another coffee in order to stay awake until our food came out.

I happily sipped on my drink and watched as breakfast plates quickly began coming out of the kitchen and on to the tables of some very hungry people… Aka the two of us.

Matt went with the chocolate chunk pancakes, which he loved because they came topped with HUGE chunks of chocolate, while I ordered the slightly healthier pancakes with bananas and walnuts. AMAZINGGG!

I seriously could have eaten 3 servings of these pancakes and actually forgot about my drink in my excitement over eating the pancakes. Don’t worry, I finished it once I was done stuffing myself silly with pancakes and apple syrup.

Feeling like we might need to be rolled out of the restaurant because we’d both eaten so much, Matt and I made our way up to Washington Square Park where we sat and watched all of the dogs happily playing in the dog park. A bit creepy but I’m a sucker for a fluffy puppy.

Later that day we made our way even more uptown to go walk through all of the blossoms that filled Central Park that weekend. Spring really is such a gorgeous time of the year!


Clinton Street Baking Co.
4 Clinton Street
New York, NY 10002


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  • Living on Cloud Nine

    You 2 are the cutest! I’m with you, I rarely rarely eat pancakes so when I order them they better be spectacular and not disappoint. I don’t want to waste those calories unless they are the best pancakes ha ha! Yours looks scrumptious and you guys have the best day dates out! Happy Monday girl!

  • I am getting so hungry looking at these delicious pancakes! These photos are incredible. Thanks for sharing this cute place.

  • Okay, so those banana nut pancakes look incredibly delicious and right up my husband’s street, he LOVES banana pancakes. Well, anything with banana actually, haha. We’ll definitely have to pay a visit here when in NYC. Thanks to you we have a whole list of places we need to check out, surprisingly, most of which my mom has never been to and she’s been working in NYC for ever 20 years and has been living there for years! Thanks so much for sharing, babe, and I hope you have a great week ahead!



  • Violette

    These pancakes look incredible and I think totally can see they are the best in New York!

  • reneejessome

    omg they look SO good!! I don’t think I would be able to choose which kind to get haha!

    Renee | Life After Lux

  • Nina

    omg these pancakes looks so delicious.

    Nina’s Style Blog

  • Oh my goodness, those pancakes look amazing!!

    Treats and Trends


  • Omg I love love love pancakes..THIS LOOKS SO GOOD!

  • Biana Perez

    Oh my gosh those pancakes look incredible!! YUM! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Rumela Dey

    That looks super delicious.
    My blog: RumelaTheShopaholic

  • This looks extremely delicious! I’m a melbourne foodie and would love to try something in New York 🙂

  • This place sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing lovely!

    Faye .x


  • Like you, I’m more of a savoury person but I’d make an exception for those pancakes. Way to go, Courtney, starting with the Bellinis early 😉

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

  • They look so so yummy though. Hahah I could easily eat them asap. And NYC in springtime is so pretty though, gorgeous photos! Xx

  • What a fun place to brunch! And that bellini looks amazing! Yum. 🙂

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  • Katie Schubert

    OMG! This looks like the most amazing thing ever!

    xo, Katie
    Willow and White

  • I am usually like that too, I tend to order savory things most times as well, so I feel ordering delicious pancakes sometimes! This place looks so good and that food is amazing! Looks like you had a great day!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

  • Dang. They have Blue Bottle in NY now?? Such good coffee! I miss getting it in SF. Those pancakes look so freaking good. I too prefer some sort of savory food, but every one in a while I want pancakes or waffles. I just love ALL brunch food!


  • Those pancakes definitely look spectacular! I typically opt for savory too (or a little of both in the best of cases), but these would tempt me as well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • These pancakes look amazing!!!! Fluffy and fully of flavor, what else could I ask for. I have to check out Clinton Baking Co asap. I’ve heard of blue bottle coffee but I have yet to try it. Those banana walnuts pancakes made my mouth water

  • All that food looks so amazing 😀

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  • Rach

    I usually pick savory too when it comes to breakfast/brunch! Those pancakes though look AMAZING!

  • Mary

    Like you, I only choose pancakes when I know they’re going to be awesome too! These look so wonderful with those bananas and crunchy walnuts. Yum!

    You always find the best places and your photos of food are always so pretty!

    Love, Mary

  • Natalia Karaś

    OMG that looks super yummy! I can’t believe I missed that place when I was in NYC 🙁

  • Zorica

    OMG these pancakes look so delicious. And the place so cool.
    I can tell you’ve had a blast.

  • Omg what a gorgeous day! That breakfast looks so amazing – I could def use some of those pancakes right now!


  • Holy moly those pancakes look bomb!! They’re so fluffy looking too!! And wow I love that last photo with the cherry blossoms!


  • Oh wow how delicious! I’m so hungry just looking at these pics! Gemma x

  • Oh those pancakes look so good, love them too for breakfast. Nice to know about this cafe as I’m going to NY this year, that picture with the 2 towers is really cool.

  • Now that I am in the city I definitely have to try this place out, I am even going to bookmark it. Thanks for the recommendation Courtney!

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  • Oh boy, those look so good!!! I’m totally a savoury person as well!! Thanks for sharing this cool spot.

  • Oh my goodness, I need to try this! I’m with you, I usually go savory, but these look worth the sweet.
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

  • Jordyn Pamela

    Wow, that looks divine! Pancakes are my absolute favorite breakfast food. My mouth is watering just by looking at the picture! xx

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  • Oh WOW! Proper NYC pancakes. Im so jealous!
    Kate x

  • Laura

    The pancakes looks so yummy…I would like to have some now 😀

    Pink Frenzy

  • Whoa! Those Pancakes *_*. IKR the line thing is so annoying. If a place has great food its Always Crowded. But well i guess you Decoded the Matrix 😉


  • My mouth just literally watered looking at these. I LOVE Pancakes that’s for sure, one of my favourite breakfasts to have or lunch (or just any time)

    Looks like you had a great time!

    Laura xo

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