A world-famous Japanese pancake shop is opening for the first time in Canada. Gram Cafe is open in Vancouver and their pancakes are so light, so fluffy, and so jiggly that you might mistake them for a gelatinous cloud monster. But act fast if you want to try them because these pancakes sell like, well, hotcakes. The shop only makes 24 premium pancakes a day (for now.)
The pancake shop has four locations in Canada readying to open but their first one just opened its doors in Richmond's Aberdeen Centre.
Their soft opening starts Sunday, February 23 and it goes until Friday, February 28. They're open from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., according to their Facebook page.
Their official grand opening has yet to be announced, and they made it clear that the staff are still in training. However, you can still enjoy their fluffy pancakes.
Staying true to their roots, the shop is using Japanese ingredients in their recipes. You can also expect much of the same menu offerings as their Japanese branches.
Their iconic "premium pancakes" are three massive, light, and ridiculously jiggly cakes served with a massive dollop of whipped cream.
Not only are these limited in quantity, but they're also made to order. That means you'd have to wait, even if you're fast enough to make the line.
Their other locations are in Kerrisdale, Robson, and the Amazing Brentwood, all of which we're still waiting to open and join the ranks of the other souffle pancake shops in Vancouver.
Normally, they'd make 60 of their iconic pancakes a day, with 20 being served at three separate times throughout the day.
However, since this is their soft opening, they're serving up 24 in three batches of eight.
According to their Facebook, you can order at 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.
Other menu offerings range from french toast to sandwiches to ice cream. They've also got a wide selection of teas and coffees for the thirsty.
You could even order strawberry mousse or salmon and avocado pancakes from their menu.
Give these a shot and let us know what it's like to finally eat a cloud.
Narcity has reached out to Gram Cafe for comment and will update once we hear back.
When: Soft opening Sunday, February 23 to Friday, February 28
Address: 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Unit #1360, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Try out these world-famous cloud-like pancakes for yourself.