In the last few years, restaurants serving these deliciously airy pancakes have been popping up quite a bit. Tall soufflé pancakes are such a hot commodity that when Taiyaki first started serving them, people waited in lines for over two hours in freezing temperatures to try the cloudy creations!
That said, there are a handful of other spots in NYC serving these tasty pancakes with fun toppings, special butters, and sweet syrups—take a look below at some of our favorites:
1. Taiyaki, Chinatown
In 2019, Taiyaki announced that they were adding Japanese-style soufflé pancakes to their weekend menu. These soufflé pancakes are only available on the weekends, so it should come at no surprise that long lines form of people trying to get their hands on these delicious cakes. You can find them on Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at their Chinatown location.
Where: 119 Baxter St.
2. Flipper’s, SoHo
Known for their unique soufflé pancakes that are made without the use of a mold, these airy creations have been dubbed “miracle pancakes” for their moist texture and soft edges that are created by the constant flipping of these airy cakes on a pan. The Miracle Pancakes can be served with the café’s freshly made creams (maple, strawberry, and matcha flavors). Flipper’s even makes an eggs Benedict with the soufflé pancakes as its base!
Where: 337 West Broadway
3. Hi-Collar, East Village
This Japanese cafe has many notable qualities, one of which is their soufflé pancake. Hi-Collar is one of the first (if not the first) place in the city to offer these cloud-like cakes. Named “Hot cakes” on their menu, they’re served with a specialty butter and any additional toppings you’d like (like bananas, strawberries, whipped cream, red beans, choco walnut, and so on).
Where: 231 E 9 St.
4. Fluffy’s NYC, Smorgasburg
Fluffy’s NYC can be found at Smorgasburg serving up some tall pancakes. According to them, the creation is “not quite a pancake nor is it a souffle, it’s a little bit of both.” But we’re still considering it a soufflé pancake because, well, look at that soft cloudy stack!
*Smorgasburg opens back up in April
Where: 90 Kent Ave.
5. Eggcellent Pancakes, Flushing
This little dessert shop in Downtown Flushing, Queens, boasts melt-in-your-mouth soufflé pancakes all week long. They have fillings like matcha cream, fresh berries, yogurts, and red bean paste–plus they also have bubble waffles!
Where: Booth #4, 135-15 40th Rd.
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