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Breakfast is my favorite meal. Let me correct that: Breakfast food is my favorite food. Sometimes I eat “breakfast” at night, because I love items like pancakes, eggs and toast with jam so much. Here in Michigan, we have a lot of great breakfast places. It’s hard to pick a favorite, because they’re all so good, and many of them are locally owned, which makes them extra special.

The crew at Eat This, Not This! has put together a study to determine the best place to get pancakes in Michigan. “Pancakes are a breakfast staple,” they state in the study. It’s hard to argue with that. “Most of the time, you’ll find pancakes at roadside diners topped with butter and maple syrup. But if you’re willing to look a little harder, there are some major gems in cities across the country. We’re talking pancakes made with potatoes, topped with brown butter, or even stuffed with fruit and whipped cream.”

Who, which establishment is No. 1 when it comes to pancakes? According to the publication, Cafe Meli in Portage is on top when it comes to those sweet cakes. “This hidden gem restaurant in Portage is serving up potato pancakes served with sour cream and applesauce for a sweet and savory breakfast, lunch, or dinner,” they state.

I’ve never been to Cafe Meli, but that makes me want to trek out there and try it. When it comes to pancakes, I personally love chocolate chip, because they taste like huge, warm chocolate chip cookies. My second favorite kind of pancakes are blueberry, but with the blueberries in the batter, not the syrupy blueberry stuff on top. I’m pretty sure blueberry pancakes are the most popular pancakes of all time, but it’s cool the wide variety places offer these days. Enjoy those cakes!

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Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com, follow her on Instagram at @EricksonAnne and tweet at her @AnneErickson!