Souffle Pancakes at Morning Glory

Not too long ago Jake, Bucky, and I all went out for breakfast at Morning Glory! I’ve been curious about their Souffle Pancakes and we finally found some time to go for a visit.

The Bar at Morning Glory

The decor at Morning Glory is pretty top notch.

The Eye is Watching You

This eye moves around. It made me think of Sauron in the Lord of the Rings.

Fuck Perfect

I wholeheartedly agree with this sign. Screw perfectionism. 

Mary and Jake at Morning Glory - San Diego, CA

Me and my husband (!) before I got my haircut. It’s been over a year since we got married but I still get a kick out of saying “my husband”!


Bucky sitting nicely and waiting for some breakfast.

Coffee with Cream and Sugar - Morning Glory / San Diego, CA

We started off with some coffee. Inside that cup is Jake’s house coffee [$3.50]. Morning Glory also gives you this little platter of raw sugar and creamer.

Cuppa Cold Brew

I got a cold brew [$4.00] and swirled some creamer in.

Dirty Scalloped Potato at Morning Glory - San Diego, CA

One of the first things we decided on at Morning Glory were some potatoes. I love me some potatoes and they didn’t have normal old hash browns. Instead they have scalloped potatoes and “dirty scalloped potatoes” [$7.00]. The difference between this and the “non-dirty” one is there are globs of creamy sausage gravy drenching the scalloped potatoes. And the sausage gravy is WORTH IT. Perfectly seasoned with lots of sausage bits, it was the perfect accompaniment to the creamy and crispy potatoes. 

Fried Chicken and Waffles - Morning Glory / San Diego, CA

Jake decided he would order the Fried Chicken & Waffles [$17.00] with a sunny side up egg on top. Jake really liked this version though he wished the waffle was a bit crisper. He liked the egg on it, too. 

Thick Sliced Bacon

We tried two different sides of meat, including this Thick Cut Bacon [$6.00]. I thought this would be extra crispy but actually it was very chewy and not crispy at all. Since I prefer crispy, I would pass on this in the future. Good flavor but not the best texture.

Maple Sausage Links

The Maple Sausage Links [$5.00] on the other hand were outstanding. Not too salty, great amount of flavor and it had that salty-sweet combo from the maple inside the sausage. Yum.

Souffle Pancakes - Morning Glory / San Diego, CA

Now here’s the star of the show, what we really came to try at Morning Glory – the Souffle Pancakes [$16.00]. I had been seeing these tall, fluffy looking pancakes all over Instagram and it was finally my turn to try these! I wasn’t sure what I was expecting. Like… what can you really do to make a pancake different? 

Souffle Pancakes - Morning Glory / San Diego, CA

Well these souffle pancakes are certainly very different from anything else I’ve tried. The first bite was heaven! They are incredibly light, airy, and fluffy and they felt like they melted in my mouth. I loved the texture and the flavor of these pancakes. I ate them with a bit of butter and syrup but they sure don’t need much. I would definitely come back to Morning Glory just for another plate of these delightful pancakes. 

All in all we quite enjoyed our breakfast at Morning Glory. We happened to go early in the morning and didn’t have to wait long for a table, though I hear the wait can be pretty long here. I suggest going when they open to try and snag a table right away.

Morning Glory
550 W Date St.
San Diego, CA 92101

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