Five Fascinating Pancake Shops in the Fukuoka Resort Area of Itoshima

The Itoshima area of Fukuoka is super popular around the year, for the verdant scenery in the spring and the ocean-front resort feel in the summer. It is known as a place that offers a wide selection of gourmet dining, and this time, we've picked up shops that offer pancakes, which is still a trend in Japan. There is a wide array of choices, from those that are fluffy, to those that are moist or heavy, so find the texture that you like.

Mad for the Mega Servings of Whipped Cream♡ Hona Cafe Itoshima Branch

The pancakes at Hona Cafe made with fluffy meringue and ricotta cheese seem to melt in the mouth, and are distinguished by 20cm-high whipped cream towers. The cafe's specialty menu item is the Ricotta Pancakes (1,296 JPY). You can choose the sauce of your choice from among mango, blueberry, and strawberry. The cream whipped using nitrous oxide gas has an amazingly light texture! Also, the homemade ricotta cheese. which is the key to the great flavor, is freshly made every day.

Hona Cafe

2200-1 Kota, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

Super Fluffy with Mascarpone Cheese - Itoshima dining cafe MAKOTO

This is an Italian-style cafe in a residential neighborhood. The pancakes are made with mascarpone cheese and yogurt, with the Italian mascarpone cheese mixed in right before frying. There are three types of pancakes, and the recommendation is the fruit pancakes (1,404 JPY; 1620 JPY with ice cream).

Itoshima dining cafe MAKOTO

506-4 Taku, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka

Spellbound by the Hefty, Thick Pancakes - Denen Chaya Itowa

The classic thick pancakes at this cafe come with either berry sauce or azuki beans. The berry sauce served with the Very Berry Hotcakes (580 JPY) is made with love and care using local strawberries from Itoshima. The cafe also offers simple, plain hotcakes (Japanese-style pancakes). In addition, the cafe sells a Japanese sweet, warabi-mochi, which is popular to take away, so be sure to get some.

Denen Chaya Itowa

1640-2 Shima-Yoshida, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka

Authentic Hawaiian Pancakes - Itorae

This is a Hawaiian cafe with a resort feel surrounded by trees. In addition to serving Hawaiian dishes such as loco moco and pancakes, it acts as a base to share Hawaiian culture, such as hula dance and lomi lomi massage. The pancakes (1,000 JPY) that recreate traditional Hawaiian flavors come with a light, homemade sauce. The macadamia nuts are roasted to add fragrance.


1449 Shimakishi, Itoshima-shi, Fukuoka

Great Photographs for Social Media - IROHA'S Cafe

This is a cafe that opened in March 2017 as a dream come true for the owner who runs a fruit shop. It is popular for its desserts that are made with plenty of fruits that have been selected by a keen eye. The Pancake Strawberry (1,680 JPY) that is baked in an oven for crunchy perfection is worth a try. It also looks fantastic and makes for great social media post s. The cafe has a full menu of food and alcoholic beverages, so you can enjoy it beyond the cafe time.


Within Hallo Park Susenji, 418-1 , Senri, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka

[This article was originally published in Walkerplus on 05.17.2017]

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