These Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes have people waiting in line at Marston's Restaurant, Pasadena.

Recipes from great breakfast spots bring a weekend ritual
closer to home

Charity Ferreira

Pancakes inspire a special kind of ardor, as do the places we go to eat them.

Weekend mornings are for sticking close to home: We tend not to stray farther than our favorite neighborhood breakfast spot, where steaming cups of coffee, tiny glasses of orange juice, and stacks of pancakes dripping with butter and syrup help us make the ritual transition from the sanctuary of sleep to the relaxed pace of a weekend day.

We collected pancake recipes from breakfast spots with passionate local followings around the West to make your trip from bed to breakfast even shorter.

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