Pancake is the nation's favorite breakfast but when it comes to choosing the perfect brunch spot, this restaurant offers the perfect mix of history and food. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill is a pancake house located inside DeLeon Springs State Park.
This is not your typical pancake house - Here you need to flip if you want to eat. The moment you arrive you will notice the Spanish moss surrounding the venue and an antique mill with vintage decor that calls for good old-fashioned pancakes.
Each table is equipped with a griddle and guests receive pitchers of homemade pancake batters with a stone ground mixture of five different flours and an unbleached white. The foodie gets to pour their preferred pancake mix and flip it their way.
Guests can order blueberries, bananas, peanut butter, pecans, chocolate chips, apples or apple sauce to create whatever sort of pancakes they want. Also, the restaurant has sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, homemade breads and an assortment of other treats to accompany your pancakes.
The restaurant is only half an hour west from Daytona Beach and breakfast is served all day until 4 pm. All-you-can-eat pancakes are $5.25 per person. Now that's what we call breakfast on a budget.
There is a park entrance fee of $6 per car and you have the opportunity to hike, swim and enjoy the nature. After a delicious breakfast, you can rent a canoe or kayak and paddle down Spring Garden Run into the Woodruff Federal Wildlife Refuge. This is a great place for birdwatching 212 species of birds.
The next time you're on a road trip, don't forget to visit this unique pancake house where you will get a real Old Florida experience.
Old Spanish Sugar Mill
Address: 601 Ponce Deleon Blvd, De Leon Springs, FL 32130
Why you need to go: It's a unique pancake house located inside an old Spanish sugar mill. Guests can flip their own pancakes.