Saturday, March 13, 2010

Flap Jacks

The Texas Hill Country is known for breeding individualism. The owners of Flap Jacks know that.  They know a person's got a right to Cathy's Cheesecake Flapjacks or Oatmeal Raisin Flapjacks or Banana-Split Flapjacks, if the spirit so moves.  Or any of the rest of the 35+ varieties on their menu.

So when I wake up on a weekend morning craving hot coffee and pancakes, if I'm not in a tiara mood, we get in the car and take ourselves to the little town of Sattler to sate the craving.
Sattler is a working town providing for seasonal tourist trade.  It looks like a string of oversized Monopoly toys thrown along a route between the playwaters of Canyon Lake and the Guadalupe River.  

Not the kind of place a body would expect a how-do-they-do-that pancake experience. Tall AND light.

The restaurant decor reminds me of grandmother's house, comfortable and cheerful.

The coffee is fresh, service thoughtful...

and the flapjacks will people your dreams.  

Footnote:  As of June 2010, Flapjacks is closed.  

Words and photos by Kathleen Scott,for her blog Hill Country Mysteries. Copyright 2009-2010.


  1. One word for your post:
    "YUM !!"

  2. Yum, yum!!! I think I'm going to have to make a detour to Sattler next time I'm in that area.

  3. You are right about that... these flapjacks now have a place in my dreams! How DO they get them tall, and so delectable? (usually a thick pancake makes me run!) This looks too good. We almost named our pup "Flap" but that was because of that one ear which doesn't stay down like a respectable Lab's might.

    Nice, for this morning(oops, I mean afternoon!).

  4. Cliff and I love Flapjacks and go there pretty often! We went there today and got there just in time to eat before they closed. Cliff loves the Giddyup Skillet. And you get a Flapjack with it. I had the Elvis Flapjack one time! Smeared with peanut butter and bananas! Great place!

  5. Haven't even heard the word Flapjack since I was a kid. I'm pretty sure I never saw a flapjack that looked anywhere near this good.

    and you know? Flapjack is just a fun word to say -- but kind of hard to say 3 times fast! :>)

  6. Those are some flapjacks, Kathleen, I don't think I've ever seen one so tall and fluffy, and this was a mighty fine post about them which does this small cafe a real service. Thanks for sharing it with us. x0 N2

  7. "the flapjacks will people your dreams"

    you are good.

    glad to be back , home IRL, and in this virtual world. I carry so many wonderful voices in my head and heart. Yours included, Kathleen. Thank you.

  8. OH me oh my. I didn't know where Sattler was, now I think I MUST visit there. And eat flapjacks, at Flapjacks.

    My Austin favorite FJs are a tie between Magnolia and Kerbey Lane, so it took every one of those photos and your prose to fire the urge to hit the road for a taller version. Mmmmmmmm. Flapjacks!

  9. My mouth is watering -- are flapjacks really that thick?


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