Just when we thought the Tokyo pancake boom was over, summer 2016 rolled along with a score of new 'cake shop openings. But something is different this time: instead of the thin Hawaiian-style creations offered by the likes of Cafe Kaila and Eggs'n Things, these upstarts are serving up super-fluffy, airy, melt-in-your-mouth fare made with ricotta, buttermilk or meringue. Joining Gram, A Happy Pancake, Micasadeco and company is this Shimokitazawa joint that's looking to charm sweets fiends with pancakes topped simply with fruit or the shop's original maple butter cream. Although Flipper’s may no longer see the kind of mind-boggling queues we witnessed in summer, it’s still a very popular spot, so don’t expect to just walk in – especially on weekends. But if you have the patience, getting in line for some of Tokyo’s most Instagrammable desserts will be well worth it.
2-26-20 Kitazawa, Setagaya-ku
|Opening hours:||11am-8pm daily|
|Transport:||Shimokitazawa Station (Keio Inokashira, Odakyu lines), north exit|