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Millie's Pancake Haus

6530 Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ - (520) 298-4250
Posted By John Cobb on 1/22/2013 3:55:00 AM
As a Tucson local and college student, I am very familiar with the great breakfast scene. Most restaurants are cheap and filling, and you leave feeling good about yourself. Not so Millie's.

The breakfast restaurant norm dictates that when one orders pancakes, they should be fairly big or, at least, thick. That's not the case at Millie's. They provide small, wafer-thin pancakes that deserve to be called crepes. Furthermore, the prices are fairly high for a short stack. Millie's also fails to provide the option of a breakfast meat with their meals. No fear--if you really just have to have some, they will charge you an inflated dollar per strip of bacon or sausage.

Walking in, I had high expectations for a hearty breakfast. Walking out, my stomach and my wallet both felt empty. The food was flavorful but just not good enough for me to justify spending that much on breakfast.

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buttermilk pancakes
German Apple Pancake
Swedish Pancakes
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We're not sure why these buttermilk pancakes topped with apricot sauce are called Bohemian, but they sure are delicious.  That's a cup of thick sour cream in the background.
"We're not sure why these buttermilk pancakes topped with apricot sauce are called Bohemian, but they sure are delicious. That's a cup of thick sour cream in the background."
Michael Stern





Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberry sauce. It's a great idea, but not so well executed. For this dish to work, the pancakes have to be featherlight, not elasticized.
"Swedish pancakes are served with lingonberry sauce. It's a great idea, but not so well executed. For this dish to work, the pancakes have to be featherlight, not elasticized."
Michael Stern


The menu warns that the German Apple Pancakes takes a full 25 minutes to prepare because it is baked rather than griddle-cooked. It was too chewy for our taste, and the ordinary syrup supplied on the side offered no improvement. We'd rather spend the 25 minutes eating something good.
"The menu warns that the German Apple Pancakes takes a full 25 minutes to prepare because it is baked rather than griddle-cooked. It was too chewy for our taste, and the ordinary syrup supplied on the side offered no improvement. We'd rather spend the 25 minutes eating something good."
Michael Stern



""Our own" Pennsylvania Dutch Pie, is sticky-sweet."
Michael Stern


Frail, thin, and savory, these crepes arrive folded into quarters with a cup of lingonberry sauce on the side.
"Frail, thin, and savory, these crepes arrive folded into quarters with a cup of lingonberry sauce on the side."
Michael Stern


The
"The "country-crafts" decor of Millie's includes heart-shaped cut-outs in the booth backs."
Michael Stern


Millie's at dawn, on a rare rainy day in Tucson
"Millie's at dawn, on a rare rainy day in Tucson"
Michael Stern



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