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Café Hopping in Tokyo: Flying Scotsman

Pancake Rendezvous in the heart of Akihabara.

Kyena Adara

Kyena Adara

Published on 18 Feb, 12:00

In the middle of summer, my friends and I decided to walk around Akihabara to explore and somehow simultaneously craved pancakes so we tried to find what's near. Our spontaneous rendezvous ended us up finding probably one of our new favorite pancake places in Akihabara.


In the midst of the "somewhat" summer heat (and I said "somewhat" because it was less than 30 degrees, knowing that we all came from a tropical island), my friends and I were cravings for pancakes so we googled and chose whichever place had the most reviews and Flying Scotsman (フライング・スコッツマン秋葉原) came up!

I've personally never heard of this café beforehand so this was more of a spontaneous little trip for the three of us. I thought that it was good to stop and try something new outside of the itinerary we planned once in a while!

It was a little bit tricky to find the café at first, so we had to ask a nearby officer to help us look for it. Gladly, Japanese people will always help you when you have a hard time with Google Maps (or anything in general to be honest). He led us to a building and told us to get on the 3rd floor.

The place was quiet and to our surprise, there weren't a lot of people there. We three were never really into crowds at dining places so this was perfect for us!

Café Hopping in Tokyo: Flying Scotsman

Cafés in Tokyo are usually super packed, so if you're looking for a calm and comfortable place to do work or have more private conversations with your family or friends or if you're just not much of a crowd person, this is the perfect place for you! A rare type of ambiance in Akihabara (which I do very much appreciate).

Film photo taken of my friend when we were there.
Film photo taken of my friend when we were there.

We ordered the 手作りホットケーキ (Homemade pancake) priced at ¥700 for a stack of 2 very thick pancakes with a side of maple syrup and a small slice of butter on top.

A close up of the pancakes.
A close up of the pancakes.

To my surprise it was very filling as well, I ended up sharing it with my friend in spite of the fact that the both of us skipped lunch that day. Though it carries a hefty price tag for us students, I can guarantee it'll be worth every yen spent!

The texture of the fluffy pancakes was airy and it melts in your mouth, being accommodated by the sweet taste of maple syrup and the butter on top. Especially after tirelessly walking around Akihabara under the summer heat, this was a culinary experience I wasn't prepared for.

Not only did I eat amazing fluffy pancakes, I also learned that doing things that are spontaneous creates some of the best memories and experiences. So don't be afraid to do something out of the itinerary once in awhile, especially in Japan! You never know what you'll find.

Whether it be to find a calm ambiance to do schoolwork outside of home or to have brunch with the girls, I can conclude that this is a must-visit café in Akihabara!

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Kyena Adara

Kyena Adara

I've been frequently traveling back and forth to Japan ever since I was 12. I've always wanted to share my experiences I've had in Japan, so please look forward to that!

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