This Artsy Cafe in Japan Is Known for Their Fluffy Pancakes

They're made with local ingredients and a lot of love.

cafe Rei
12 Shinobumachi, Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Contact: ?81-79-227-6361
Open daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. (last order is at 10 p.m.) and until 10 p.m. (last order is at 9 p.m.) on Sundays. Closed on Wednesdays.
How to get there: It’s a 5-minute walk from JR Himeji Station.

At cafe Rei, the pancakes are made by the owner who used to work as a pastry chef. Taking care to use ingredients that are produced in Himeji city, they don't use additives either. But what sets cafe Rei apart is the fact that their pancakes are very fluffy. This is because the meringue’s temperature is carefully maintained during the cooking process. 

Here are some of the favorites at cafe Rei: 

Plain Pancakes HONEY

Plain Pancakes HONEY (Single ¥800, Double ¥1,500) is made with Yume Bijin, an egg brand produced in Yumesaki City, Ijinkan, an original flour of the Hyogo Prefecture, and natural salt produced in the town of Ieshima, which are all in the Hyogo Prefecture. It’s best enjoyed with pure honey and original egg yolk butter.


When in season, locally produced strawberries are used to create Fraisier (¥1,200).

The pancakes are smooth and fluffy because they’re strained once before they’re baked.

This IG-worthy space was decorated by the owner themselves.

The cute interior is popular among women.

It’s just a 5-minute walk from JR Himeji Station.

Provided by Kansai Walker™, Japan Walker™, and Walkerplus™ (8 March 2018)

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