BURN SIDE STREET CAFÉ
Every time I walked past this tiny place tucked away in Harajuku’s narrow alleyway I would see a long line of giggling Japanese girls patiently waiting for what looked like a stack of the fluffiest pancakes I have ever seen.
I promptly marked the place down on my bucket-list and got to visit it a couple of weekends ago. The wait time was excruciating, but it was well worth it. The space is really limited and has a modern industrial chic look with exposed concrete and wooden walls, metal chairs, and cute rustic details like maison jars. Staff is welcoming and friendly.
The café is famous for their ethereal soufflé pancakes which come in variety of flavors.
My choice fell on Tiramisu and a cup of REALLY good latte which came with beautiful art (always bonus points for this!). My pancakes were totally indulgent, with puffy and melt-in-your-mouth texture as well as full of flavor. It came garnished with vanilla ice-cream, strawberries and chocolate syrup. Heavenly!