This place does have good breakfast (including pancakes served in 5,000 different ways), but you literally need to get there at 6am otherwise you will wait in line for HOURS and it's really not worth the wait for some pancakes when Bob's is right down the street.
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- McNeil, Burbank
Bea Bea's Cafe
- American Restaurants, Family Style Restaurants, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
- Other Information:
Parking: On Site
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Omelets
Takes Reservations: No
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Posted: 3/12/2012Provided by Citysearch -
On Saturday I visited Bea Bea?s on Pass Ave between Oak St. and Alameda in Burbank, CA. The slogan on both their storefront and menu, ?Breakfast is Everything,? is a perfect description of the class, creativity, and savor Bea Bea?s puts into their food. While I wasn?t quite in the mood to trek all the way to Burbank for breakfast, the drive was beyond worth it. The menu above pretty much speaks for itself. For a pancake-lover to attempt to choose only one dish off Bea Bea?s menu, is like asking a child to select their favorite toy in FAO Schwarz. Our server mentioned their most popular pancake was in fact the Just For You Pumpkin; but while I was debating between the Super Star, S?mores, Pacific Island, and Banana PB Crunch, I ended up choosing the Summer?s Dream. Although I was very much anticipating my pancakes, I also had a craving for eggs as well. Luckily Bea Bea?s, with its intensely diverse menu, gives you such option: It was at this point I combined the Summer?s Dream with Pooh?s Surprise, a dish I?d like to coin the phrase for: Dream Pooh. Props to Bea Bea?s for this opportunity- not all restaurants allow you to combine a specialty pancake with an egg breakfast. If at all, you?ll typically find this option with plain-pancakes only. Now for the review: Summer?s Dream was pure decadence. Although I am a fan of Nutella (a topping typically more popular on the east coast) I?ve never had this with pancakes. The breakfast was a wonderful combination of flavor and texture. The best part about this dish was that each item was just as amazing by itself, as it was together. The pancakes themselves may be the best pancakes I have ever had- and considering this is my second review, the bar has now been set pretty high. The pancakes are doughy, but not too filling, and cooked just right. As if they were just picked from a field and placed on my breakfast, the strawberries tasted incredibly fresh. And the Nutella was the perfect topping to this specialty breakfast. My only additional comment is that while I?d never before had mascarpone cream- this tastes like whipped cream combined with cream cheese- I?d say the dish needs way less than the scoop provided. When putting a small dabble on my bites of Summer?s Dream, I realized it was all I needed- if that, at all. The dish in itself is wonderful- and filling- enough, and I felt the addition of the mascarpone was in fact, too much. All in all, Bea Bea?s may officially be my favorite pancake stop in Los Angeles. The staff is incredibly nice, and while there is usually a slight wait for a table, the food comes quickly enough. Also, the option for gluten-free and/or vegan, makes Bea Bea?s even more special; this is certainly an option that not many restaurants have. The drive to Burbank is well worth it, and Bea Bea?s got it right: Breakfast IS everything. FOLLOW MY PANCAKE BLOG ON FB, TWITTER, AND TUMBLR: maamcakes(dot)tumblr(dot)com
This place is AWESOme! Lots selection and the best crab benedict ever. We have been there twice and each time we live it, I have French toast for the second time and still very impressed. Highly recommend. Just don't like the long line.
Crazy good. The menu is massive, so be prepared to spend some time perusing. The pancakes are out of this world. Especially the pumpkin -- legendary. My panini was tasty, and a friend's patty melt was just average, but overall the quality is very high. The desserts are to die. Best idea is to get a bunch of plates and pass 'em around. This is definitely a place for sharing.