J.S. PANCAKE CAFE (J.S パンケーキカフェ) is a cafe produced by the fashion brand JOURNAL STANDARD (ジャーナルスタンダード). Starting June 1st 2017, J.S. PANCAKE CAFE is selling a “guilt-free menu” that features mountains of fruits and vegetables.
The idea is to produce a new kind of pancake that you can eat without feeling guilty. There are two types of new pancakes that have newly become available.
The 18-fruit pancake (1480 yen) is a pancake made from brown rice pancake mix and does not contain any flour. This pancake base is topped with a mountain of 18 types of fruits, such as dragonfruit, watermelon, strawberries, oranges, kiwi fruit, and pineapple. There is also a side of coconut milk yogurt so you can enjoy a different twist on the pancake’s flavor and texture when you add it to the pancake.
To accompany the two pancakes, there is also a mix green smoothie available. This green smoothie contains seven types of fruits and four types of vegetables and is filled with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. The smoothie itself is topped with fruits as well.
If you feel like you don’t want to go the all-out healthy route when you walk into J.S. PANCAKE they, of course, also have a normal grand menu of both sweet dessert pancakes and savory meal pancakes.
They have eight items available on the dessert menu:
- Strawberry banana
- Maple butter
- Blueberry cream cheese
- Chocolate banana
- Strawberry custard
- Lemon ricotta
- Caramel brownie
You can’t go wrong with any of the items on their menu but the store’s most popular dessert pancake is their strawberry banana pancake. This menu item has three pancakes stacked on top of each other and is topped with a heartfelt amount of strawberries, blueberries, and one entire banana! For each item on the menu, you can choose from a plain pancake or a French toast style pancake. You can also choose to add a scoop of ice cream on top for an additional 100 yen.
There are also eight types of meal pancakes available, and just like the new vegetable salad pancake, the meal pancakes are all made from whole wheat. Even better, for the meal pancakes, you can add an additional pancake for free! If you’re feeling extra hungry, make sure to ask for that extra pancake.
The eight meal pancakes are:
- Herb chicken and sausage
- Soup curry
- Avocado and salmon
- Prosciutto and rucola
- Seasonal salad
- Bacon and egg
- Homemade lasagna
- Chicken ginger soup
Out of the meal pancakes, the most popular is the herb chicken and sausage pancake. The chicken is grilled using various herbs and the sausage is made from juicy Iberian pork. The plate also comes with a sunny side up egg and a green leaf salad so this menu is sure to be delicious and filling.
J.S. PANCAKE is also doing a special service along with the start of this new menu. If you’re on Instagram, follow them, use the hashtag #GUILTFREEPANCAKE, and tag them in your post with a photo of one of the above guilt-free menu items. If you do this, J.S. PANCAKE will gift you one free drink of coffee or tea.
The items on the meal menu are extremely rare as meal pancakes. There are 11 J.S. PANCAKE locations around Japan, so check out their website below to see if there is one near you! J.S. PANCAKE is the place to go if you are looking for pancakes that are natural and taste good. The special healthy pancake and drink fair is only available in June 2017 so be sure to check it out before they go away!
J.S. PANCAKE CAFE website
There are many branches, but we will introduce one of them here.