Spotlight on: Apple Villa

Apple Villa

Apple Villa was started in 2002 by brothers Andy and Peter Spentzos. The brothers' love for the restaurant business started young when they worked in their father's restaurant. They did everything from bussing tables, to running food, to cooking. Working with their father is where they learned the key to running a great restaurant: treat the guests like family.

Growing up, Andy and Peter enjoyed fresh baked apple pancakes for Sunday breakfasts. Fond memories of these Sunday breakfasts gave their restaurant its namesake: Apple Villa. The brothers helped build their first Apple Villa location in Batavia, IL from the ground up (literally!). They laid tile, painted, and helped to develop their delicious menu, highlighted by the famous apple pancake. Demand for this special pancake is high! The brothers have since opened another location in Hoffman Estates, IL.

Apple Villa Pancake

When you taste Apple Villa's apple pancake, the brothers' motto of "fresh is all we know" rings true. You'll taste the high quality, wholesome ingredients that make up the pancake, like fresh, crisp Granny Smith apples, cream, fresh eggs, and the perfect amount of ground cinnamon and nutmeg. This delicious apple pancake makes for a perfectly decadent breakfast, a deliciously sweet dessert with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or an indulgent gourmet snack! No matter what time of day you dig in to this pancake, after just one bite, you'll taste what the fuss is all about.

If you're wondering how to bake these delicious apple pancakes, look no further! Watch our video to learn all about it.