"Shiawase (幸せ/happy) no Pancake" is a place that will surely make you happy. They have a menu item called "Shiawase no pancake" (1100 yen), this menu item is named after the restaurant and is the most popular dish. It is served with rich honey and butter. Enjoy these simple yet fluffy and creamy pancakes.
Cafe & Pancake Gram
Gram only offers these "premium pancakes" (950yen) three times a day, and only 20 dishes at each serving time. The serving times are at 11 am, 3 pm, and 6 pm, so it is recommended to get the restaurant 30 minutes to one hour earlier so you can put your name on the list.
This tower of pancakes comes topped with butter and powdered sugar, whipped cream and maple syrup on the side. The texture is very light and creamy. It's like a dream!
When you enter the cafe, you will be greeted and guided to your hammock. You must remove your shoes to enter the hammock space. There is relaxing music playing and the ambiance is really inviting and warm. The cafe also doubles as a showroom for the hammocks that are all for sale. The sweets are particularly delectable! There is a good selection of cakes that are 600 or 650 yen. The banana cheese cake is really good. They also serve creme brulee, nuts and chocolate cake, a chocolate fondant with vanilla ice cream and many more.
Chai Break is a lovely little cafe about 8 minutes away from Kichijoji station, very close to the entrance of Inokashira park. This place is lovely in it of itself, but given its proximity to the park, it makes it even better. You can come here to have a cup of homemade chai and sit around in the cozy atmosphere, and then you can have a nice stroll around the park and enjoy the nice weather and greenery. They have many types of chai tea for around ¥600-800 (steamed milk, spicy, frappé, etc.) You can also try some of their lovely sweets to have alongside your chai tea.
à tes souhaits!
"A tes souhaits!" serves some of the most mind-blowing Mont-Blanc cakes in Japan. Although everything is excellent because everything is prepared by master patissiers (they also serve amazing ice cream), the Mont-Blanc is definitely their claim to fame. It's huge! Made with Japanese chestnuts, and a more than generous amount of cream filling and chestnut paste topped on a meringue. The chestnut paste is quite sweet but the whipped cream isn't so the two elements balance each other out for the perfect taste.
Lindt Chocolate Cafe
A few minutes from Kichijoji station, you can find the heavenly Lindt Chocolate Cafe. They have a variety of chocolatey sweets; from hot chocolate to cakes and soft-serve ice cream. Try the hot chocolate in winter, and the soft-serve in the summer. Your taste buds will thank you!
What better way to end the day, but with scrumptious ice cream! In a clean and bright setting, Woodberrys serves delicious frozen yogurt and you can choose from a variety of delicious fruits to mix in. It's really refreshing on a summer day, but you don't need to feel guilty as it's quite healthy too!
In Kichijoji, there is a huge and beautiful park, all the types of cuisines you can think of, plenty of small and cute cafes, good places to go shopping no matter your taste. In other words, you need to see it for yourself! You can easily spend the day there blissfully hopping from one store to another, and most importantly try TONS of delicious food!