Update: Currently, Sydney's home of Japanese soufflé pancakes is offering its fluffy delights to go. What's more, there are three new flavours to choose from: strawberry, chocolate and matcha. Pick them up from the store or you can opt to have them delivered to your door via UberEats, Deliveroo or Easi.
Light as a feather, soft as a cloud, dusted with sugar and dripping with rich amber syrup: just try and tell us you’re not drooling at the thought of a fresh stack of soufflé-pancakes. You’ll soon be able to sample some of the most sought after plates of these dessert-meets-breakfast hybrids right here in Sydney. Popular soufflé-pancake chain Gram opened its first shop in Osaka, back in 2014. Today it has 60 venues across the globe, and its latest international outpost is headed to Chatswood in Sydney's north.
There are already several purveyors of soufflé-pancakes in Sydney (our favourite has to be fruit compôte-capped version at Haymarket’s Edition Coffee Roasters), but Grams’ signature stack of three gently steamed, velvety smooth confections up the ante by coming in a range of flavour combinations, including matcha, tiramisu and honeyed apple with Earl Grey cream. There’s also a selection of other sweet breakfast treats on the menu to sample, including thick, sugar-crusted French toast, savoury crepes, and a range of healthy (or indulgent) smoothies.
Equally delicious is this first Australian store’s decor, with leafy vertical gardens, forrest green upholstery, marble counters and a chic yet subtle Deco vibe that should prove particularly popular with any Wes Anderson fans.
To ensure Sydney’s first experience of Gram is love at first bite, the company has brought out its head chef from Japan to personally train and perfect the Australian team flying Gram’s flag Down Under. If the chain's conquest of other cities around the world is anything to go by, this debut store may well be just the first in a network of franchises, so keep a weather eye on your nearest high street – it could soon be home to your new breakfast obesssion.