Millie’s Pancakes (yum!)

Millie’s Pancakes (yum!)

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I cannot believe that Millie’s Pancakes has been in Tucson since 1964 and I have never been there before.  I love it!  Reasonably priced, good food and charming, what’s not to love.

When you come in, at the door is a board with a long list of the day’s specials.  Right away I knew I was going to try the sun-dried tomato, avocado and bacon quiche even though it was lunch time.  Carol looked over the menu carefully but settled on what she said she always ordered:  Russian cheese-filled blintzes with apricot sauce.

Our drink choices were a tad unimaginative as I had hot tea and Carol opted for diet pepsi.  They do have a wine and beer selection, even something called Wittekerke beer. Most of the beers had names I’d never heard of but I am not a beer drinker so that’s no surprise.  The wines are mostly California including a Ravenswood which I quite like. I wonder though, what kind of wine goes with quiche? White?

The quiche had a choice of fresh fruit or … honestly I forgot what the other thing was because I got the fresh fruit.  Boy, was I glad I did.  It was amazeballs! You have to understand.  Most of the time at an Arizona restaurant when you get fresh fruit with breakfast, you get a couple of slices of oranges and maybe a couple of strawberries if you’re lucky.  Here I got strawberries and oranges, yes.  But also slices of  watermelon, melon, honeydew, pineapple, kiwi and grapes.  I was totally shocked in a happy way.  Yummy! The quiche was good, a little on the heavy side, but filled me up nicely.

Carol gave me a taste of her Russian blintz.  Creamy cheese filling in a crepe. What’s not to love?  Although honestly it tasted more like a lightly sweet dessert to me than breakfast.

I will definitely have to come back here for lunch.  I am curious about their Schnitzel: Breaded Pork Loin with Spaetzle Noodles, Rotkohland, and Gingersnap Gravy.  I’ve never heard of Spaetzle and Rotkohland.  I like trying new things.

And the bill?

$6.80  Quiche
$6.75  Blintz with Apricot sauce
$2.25  Hot tea
$1.95  Diet Pepsi

Pretty reasonable if you ask me.  We paid by cash but they do charge an extra 25 cents if you pay by credit or debit card.

References:

Millie’s Pancake Haus
6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd
Tucson, AZ   85715

 

5 Replies to “Millie’s Pancakes (yum!)”

    1. Great! It’s my favorite breakfast place. Right across from them on the other side of Tanque Verde is Pinnacle Peak, a steak restaurant. If you go to Pinnacle Peak, make sure no one wears a tie they love. The ceiling is decorated with ties.

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  1. Words cannot express how excited I am about your review. I used to go to the Millie’s that was located at Oracle and Ina, a few doors down from Whole Foods. When I moved back to Tucson, that location was gone and I forgot about this one. Will need to find an excuse for breakfast out soon! Their French Toast is so yummy!

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