Toronto’s first Japanese soufflé pancake cafe is now open.
Beating out the incoming Fuwa-Fuwa for the title of FIRST, Hanabusa Cafe in Kensington Market has opened its doors and is dishing out thick, fluffy pancakes that famously wobble.
Named for the Japanese word which means the “floral house,” Hanabusa Cafe describes itself as “dedicated to delivering freshest pancakes and finest floral art to our customers.”
The airy space offers plenty of seating, while the open kitchen offers the chance to watch cakes in the making.
On the menu, find the signature soufflé pancakes topped with berries, whipped cream and caramel syrup, as well as variations like matcha pancakes, taro pancakes, chocolate pancakes, and jasmine tea pancakes.
The sole savoury option is the “Meal Pancake,” a fluffy whole wheat pancake served with bacon, breakfast sausage, Hollandaise sauce, and a side of salad.
Drinkswise, there’s espresso-based bevies along with matcha lattes, hot chocolate and iced teas. If the pancakes haven’t satiated your sweet tooth, look forward to desserts including Japanese roll cakes, strawberry box cakes, and matcha crepe rolls.
Address: 77 Kensington Avenue, Toronto
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