You know you’re close to Day by Day when the homey, enticing scent of pancakes reaches your nose. That warm feeling extends to the interior, where books and plants line the walls, service is friendly, and the food is the platonic ideal of a classic American breakfast. The pancakes are down comforters, the bacon, a crispy dream. If you want coffee, you get a whole carafe. Build your own omelette, dive into the Pig’s Eye porridge of steel-cut oats and wild rice, or dare yourself to finish the Heart Stopper (three eggs, four pieces of bacon or sausage, hash browns with cheese, toast). Stumble out satisfied, and let the smell of pancakes waft you home.
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