5 Fukuoka Restaurants That Prove Pancakes Are Not Just for Breakfast
We'll happily eat them for lunch and dinner!
In Fukuoka, the popularity of pancakes is continuously booming. People wait patiently in long lines to get a taste of the well-loved dish, as well as show their love for it by posting photos on Instagram.
As a sweet treat, we rounded up the best pancake shops for you to visit in Fukuoka’s Tenjin area and city central. Happy reading and (eating!)
Cafe del SOL
1-14-45 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Cafe del SOL is famous for their thick pancakes. Their secret? Premium meringue is added to the pancake, giving it a fluffy texture that customers love. The Fresh Fruit & Berry Fluffy Pancake topped with maple syrup and milk gelato is a must-try dish with its delectably rich combination of fruits and sauce.
This café latte looks so kawaii with latte art! If you want a specific design, Cafe del SOL will be happy to accommodate your request.
Once you enter the back of Tenjin West street, you will see the store.
1/F Tenjin minami guchi Royal Heights 1-18-55 Imaizumi, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 12 p.m. to 12 a.m. on weekdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends and holidays
Longing for the sun, sand, and sea? You don’t have to anymore because this store will take you to the Australian beach town, Manly! Their Ricotta Cheese Pancake has a soft, fluffy texture that oozes with sweetness from the cheese. It smells good, too!
For lunch, we recommend the savory Fluffy Egg Cheese in Omelette Rice that comes with a salad and a drink. Aside from this meal, other Australian specialties are also available such as dishes that include crocodile, kangaroo, and ostrich meat.
The terrace area is a great place to de-stress on a sunny day. Your pets will enjoy relaxing here, too!
Manly has a wide space like stores in the beaches in Australia.
Gram Fukuoka Tenjin, Imaizumi Branch
1/F Fukusen Bldg, 1-13-29 Imaizumi, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Gram Fukuoka Tenjin is the home of the fluffiest pancakes in Japan. Aside from Imaizumi, the store also has a branch in Osaka, Shinsaibashi and at the Tenjin Vivre shopping mall in Fukuoka. The fluffy pancakes can be ordered as a meal or as dessert.
If you’re seeking a mind-blowing pancake experience, the Premium Pancake is your best choice. A melt-in-your-mouth dish, it’s a rich blend of fresh cream and original unsalted butter. The Premium Pancake is only cooked thrice a day and has limited availability (20 servings only).
Many customers also love the French Toast made from Danish bread which is soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. You can add toppings like vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to enhance the food’s taste.
The store is decorated with white chairs and relaxing sofa seats. Feel free to bring a furry friend with you as pets are allowed inside the store!
The first store of Gram opened in Shinsaibashi, Osaka, and now it has 50 branches in Japan.
B1/F VIORO 2-10-3 Tenjin, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Bookworms young and old would absolutely enjoy dining at Cafe&Books bibliotheque. This store is a cafe that houses a variety of books and serves homemade food and desserts. While devouring the pages of a good book, you can enjoy yummy food like their famous pancake, seasonal desserts and drinks, pasta, and hamburger either at lunch or at dinner time!
Of all the amazing dishes on their menu, there’s one item that you must give attention to: the Eggs Benedict Pancake. Made with local ingredients such as Kyushu eggs and vegetables, with homemade hollandaise sauce poured over the pancakes, this dish will surely put a smile on everyone’s faces.
After a day of shopping, sit back and relax at Cafe&Books bibliotheque located in the B1 floor of VIORO.
Eggs 'n Things Fukuoka Tenjin Branch
1/F THE SHOPS, 1-12-56 Daimyo, Chuo Ward, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka Prefecture
Open from 9 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. (last order at 9:30 p.m.)
Eggs ‘n Things opened in 1974 in Hawaii, pioneering the boom of pancakes. The first store in Kyushu opened in July 2014 at the West Street of Fukuoka Tenjin, an area that’s frequented by young adults and business people. The store has a wide range of customers such as tourists who come in the morning and women who swing by for desserts.
When you visit the store, the first thing you should do is to order a pancake. Although whipped cream makes this breakfast fave seem heavy, its taste is a far cry from what it looks like. The whipped cream is actually light and has a soft, sweet taste. For an enjoyable eating experience, top off your pancake with guava, coconut, or maple syrup for a delicious burst of flavors!
Like the pancake, the Egg Benedict with spinach and bacon is also popular. This dish includes English muffins topped with meat, vegetables, poached eggs, and creamy hollandaise sauce. It’s highly recommended that you order this plate along with the pancake to share with your friends!
The Fukuoka Tenjin branch also offers seasonal and original menus like a pancake with Yamametcha (Fukuoka’s local matcha). Those who love Hawaii can enjoy the Hawaiian taste here, since the store also serves the Hawaiian rice dish, Loco Moco, that’s available from morning until dinnertime.
Provided by Japan Walker™, Kyushu Walker™ (23 July 2017)