Cafe Gram in Tokyo

We made our very first visit to Japan in March this year and we were super excited. I love Japanese food and could eat sushi several times a week and not get bored of it. We made a long list of places which we wanted to eat at and for me the place I was most looking forward to was Cafe Gram’s soufflé pancakes. I love pancakes and after seeing pictures on Instagram this place was high up on my list.

The cafe only serves 60 portions a day and at certain times – 11am, 3pm and 6pm. An hour before serving time they hand out cards for you to save your portion and then they tell you come back 5 minutes befor serving time. We opted for the 11am slot so arrived around 10am and we were first in the queue. Currently there are 5 Cafe Grams in Tokyo and we visited the one in Harajuku.


We only ordered one portion because there was no way we could finish a portion each (that’s what I originally thought..until I ate 80% of it). We went back to the cafe around 10.55 and shortly after that our pancakes arrived!!

A stack of 3 thick fluffy pancakes with butter, syrup and cream. This was definitely one of the best things I ate in Tokyo. The pancakes were light and didn’t taste too eggy. Minimal effort required to cut through these and it was perfect with the lightly whipped cream – everything went so well together.

These pancakes are super wobbly and we had fun taking pictures and videos. 
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The pancakes started to lean over as we poured the syrup on top.

As we’re greeedy pigs we also ordered a portion of their chocolate and banana French toast with vanilla ice cream. The French toast had a nice crispy edge to it, slightly eggy in the middle and quite tasty. But it was not necessary to order this after a big portion of pancakes!

Overall we really enjoyed the pancakes, even John did and he’s not a big pancake fan. My favourite pancakes in London are the ricotta hot cakes at Granger and Co but in my opinion nothing comes close to the pancakes I had in Cafe Gram.


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