7 Best Fluffy Pancakes in Tokyo
Must-Try Japanese Fluffy Pancake in Tokyo
Pancakes has been one of the most popular desserts in Japan over the past decade. From the simple ones to Hawaiian style with generous toppings, various kinds of pancakes can be found today.
The most popular type of pancakes in town is the Japanese style pancakes which are super thick and fluffy. In the past few years, the fluffy souffle pancakes have become one of the most trendy and iconic dessert in Tokyo. Numbers of pancake shops have opened in town and offer their creative, eye-popping and mouthful Japanese style fluffy pancakes.
In this article, I’d like to share the best pancake shops in Tokyo offering the most delicious and iconic fluffy pancakes.
Accueil (アクイーユ) is a cozy and spacious cafe located in Ebisu area, Tokyo. The cafe offers around 10 kinds of pancakes on the menu including limited flavours with seasonal ingredients or special themes.
The pancakes at Accueil are made by an experienced patissier and the cafe was voted for the best pancake shop in Japan in 2015! The cafe also offers a variety of savory dishes such as pasta and omurice during lunch and dinner.
Access: 4 mins walk from Ebisu Station
Hours: 11:00～21:00 (Weekdays), 11:00～22:00 (Friday, Saturday and the day before holiday)
2. A Happy Pancake
A Happy Pancake or Shiawase no Pancake (幸せのパンケーキ) is a franchised pancake store in Japan which became famous for their significant “the fluffiest pancakes in the world”. A Happy Pancake now has over 20 stores across Japan, and 5 of them are located in Tokyo including Shibuya, Omotesando and Ginza.
The super fluffy melt-in-your-month style pancakes can be enjoyed simply with butter and manuka honey, or a choice of various toppings such as chocolate, caramel, fresh fruits and more.
-A Happy Pancake Omotesando Store
Access: 2 mins walk from Omotesando Station
Hours: 09:30～19:30 (9:00~ on Weekends and Holidays)
-A Happy Pancake Shibuya Store
Access: 3 mins walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 10:30～20:30 (10:00~ on Weekends and Holidays)
For more store locations, visit their website (Japanese): https://magia.tokyo/shop
FLIPPER’S (フリッパーズ) specializes in souffle pancakes called “the Miracle Pancake” that offers a new pancake experience. The fine and moist cake dough used for the pancake creates soft and fluffy texture which gently melts in your mouth.
FLIPPER’S currently has 4 cafes in Tokyo: Shibuya, Jiyugaoka, Shimokitazawa and Kichijoji. Besides sweet pancakes, there are a variety of branch dishes including savory pancakes and eggs benedict.
-FLIPPER’S Shibuya Store
Access: 9 mins walk from Shibuya Station
-FLIPPER’S Jiyugaoka Store
Access: 1 min walk from Jiyugaoka Station
Hours: 11:00～21:00 (～20:30 on Sundays and Holidays)
Store location (Japanese): https://baycrews.jp/store/list?brand=0050
Mijinko (自家焙煎珈琲 みじんこ) is a cozy old-fashioned coffee shop in Yushima area near Akihabara. The cafe serves a stack of classic style pancakes which are around 3cm thick. It’s slightly crispy outside and fluffy inside and has rich flavour of butter. You can enjoy delicious pancake with home roasted coffee.
Access: 6 mins walk from Yushima Station
Hours: 11:00～20:00 (Weekdays)/10:00～19:30 (Weekends and Holidays)
Merengue is a Hawaiian style cafe where you can enjoy delicious and authentic Hawaiian dishes including both sweet and savory pancakes. Their sweet pancakes are made with a generous amount of meringue that makes pancakes really fluffy and soft. The savory pancakes are made with whole wheat flour.
Merengue has many shops around Kanto area and three of them are located in Tokyo including Shibuya.
-Merengue Shibuya Store
Access: short walk from Shibuya Station
Hours: 10:00～18:00 (～21:00 on weekends and holidays)
Store location (Japanese): https://www.merengue-hawaii.jp/
6. BURN SIDE ST CAFE
BURN SIDE ST CAFE’s Tokyo store is permanently closed
BURN SIDE ST CAFE (バーンサイドストリートカフェ) is a sister store of the pancake cafe “elk” which is enormously popular in western Japan (Osaka, Kyoto and Nagoya). The shop opened in Harajuku/Omotesando area in 2015, serving delicious cafe food and coffee. The stylish cafe interior is themed as a local cafe in Portland in Oregon State.
Their signature dish on the menu is the stack of thick and fluffy souffle pancakes called “White Souffle Pancake” which come with a choice of toppings and flavours such as fresh fruits, tiramisu and cream cheese. Since the souffle pancakes are made by order, it takes minimum 20 mins until it’s delivered to your table, so be ready to wait patiently.
-BURN SIDE ST CAFE Harajuku Store
Access: 6 mins walk from Harajuku Station
Hours: 9:30〜21:00 (8:30〜on Weekends and Holidays)
7. cafe & pancake gram
cafe & pancake gram’s Tokyo store is permanently closed
gram (グラム) offers the thickest stack of pancakes in town. The tower of eye-popping 4cm thick souffle pancakes called “ the Premium Pancake” is served only 3 times daily (11:00/15:00/18:00: only 20 dishes available in each time). Besides, various pancakes are available with a wide choice of sweets and savory toppings and side dishes.
Official Website: https://www.cafe-gram.com/en/sp/
Thanks for reading! If you are a sweets lover, you should definitely experience the fluffy pancakes while travelling in Japan!
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