[Pancakes in Tokyo] For the most delicious strawberry pancakes in town, try Clover's! (Daikanyama/Ebisu)

In our Pancakes in Tokyo series, we will be introducing great pancake restaurants in Tokyo recommended by bloggers. This post was contributed by Omaru, one of the writers behind popular Japanese blog Tacchans (http://tacchans.blog.jp/).


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This cafe has pancakes that you'll want to eat always♪

Daikanyama Pancake Cafe Clover's

Horii Building 2F, Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo


Going to this cafe on a weekday evening somehow feels luxurious

It was empty when I took this photo but not long after the restaurant filled up!

It's still very popular.


Which one will you choose?

If you get the pancake set you get a 200 yen discount off of a drink♪

The cafe latte is made with fluffy foam on top and is my recommendation♪

Here's the pancake I ordered today ☆

Caramel Banana 895 yen

...is what I always order because it's so delicious!

It's been featured in magazines and on TV!


But this time I chose Clover's representative pancake.

Strawberry 995 yen

It's definitely a pretty sight.

I usually order the Caramel Banana because I like strong toppings like chocolate, caramel, and banana, so I usually don't get the refreshing fruits pancakes, but this one is lovely!

I felt great about my choice from the moment the plate was put in front of me.

At the time of this visit (June 2015), they're using a type of strawberry called Summer Princess that's grown in Nagano ♪

What a cute name!

There's whipped cream on top and between the pancakes.

It's properly spread around for maximum coverage!

The round and thick pancake itself is satisfying ♪

It's light and airy so it's very easy to cut through

Time for my first strawberry pancakes in quite some time!

It's a mystery how I'll never get tired of a simple strawberry-topped pancake.

No matter how much or how many times I've eaten them before, I end up wanting to eat it again.

The pancake batter uses rice flour so it's very moist and springy.

The buttery flavor fills your mouth but there's a slight salty tang that keeps it from being overwhelming.

The combination of the pancake and the sweet toppings is a great success.

When you push your fork in from above, strawberries peek out. There's a lot of them hidden in between the cakes♪

Summer Princess' main point is that the cross section is perfectly white.

It's both sweet and slightly acidic, bringing out the best flavors in the pancake.

The owner-chef of this cafe hates sweet foods, though.

But even so, they bring out sweet pancakes with just the perfect amount of sweetness.

No matter how many times I eat it, it's always delicious

Daikanyama Pancake Cafe Clover's

Horii Building 2F, 18-8 Daikanyama-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo



Opening Hours: 11:00-22:00

Please check the website before you go to make sure they're open, as they have irregular holidays.

This post was contributed by Omaru, one of the writers behind popular Japanese blog Tacchans (http://tacchans.blog.jp/).

The information in this article is accurate at the time of publication.

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