Simple as a pancake may seem, a better pancake leaves an impression. True to its farm theme, Henrietta’s Table – the morning Mecca inside Cambridge’s Charles Hotel – calls them hot cakes. By any name, they are fluffy, buttery, rich, and delicate. Slathered in butter and doused with maple syrup, these babies are second in popularity only to Henrietta’s dense and oversized biscuits. Henrietta’s relies on local farms for organically grown products. Toward the end of your visit, you will no doubt become yet another disciple of this morning ritual. As a memento of your visit, on your way out pick up a pink, fluffy stuffed pig.

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