Who says you can’t get pancakes in Japan?! While researching things to do in Tokyo (of which there are an infinite amount), I came across a cafe called Rainbow Pancake. It’s located in Shibuya, very close to Meiji Jingū, and people were raving about how amazing their pancakes were. So naturally, we had to go!
It was a little difficult to find since it’s in a residential, small-business area off the main street, but our search was made easier by hearing people talking about how good the pancakes were as we passed them. Finally, we turned a corner, saw the sign, and climbed the stairs to the second floor which is where the main restaurant is.
It is very small — fits probably 15 people comfortably. We arrived at a good time too; many people online warned about long lines and waiting, but we were seated immediately and given a Japanese menu with pictures. I ordered the macadamia nut pancakes and Hunter ordered caramel apple; the wait was a little longer than I was expecting, but the chef makes every order fresh so it’s worth the wait.
Oh, were they YUMMY. My pancakes came with a small piece of dough. The waitress said that the chef had shaped it into a dog since 2018 is the year of the dog 😀 The sauce on top was aMAzing, and Hunter’s caramel apple pancakes were delicious as well. Definitely pricey (~$12 for two pancakes), but the food and service make it worth it. The owner was standing at the cash register when we went to pay, and I chatted with him for a little bit in Japanese. He was very friendly, and I want to go back if I get the chance! Two thumbs up, definitely recommend to anyone feeling like some fancy pancakes!