A must-try for anyone with a sweet tooth, A Happy Pancake offers up sweet, fluffy ricotta pancakes. This restaurant chain which originated in Omotesando is so popular that it has branches all over Japan, including Okinawa and Awaji Island in the Seto Inland Sea.
Nothing beats savouring an afternoon tea time with their signature Happy Pancake – soft pancakes made with Hokkaido butter and manuka honey – with a cup of coffee. What makes the experience even better is enjoying it with a pristine view, at their Awajishima Terrace outlet on Awaji Island.
Despite being a café and bar, it is designed with an idea of a resort in mind, making all the seats at Awajishima Terrace – whether indoors or on the open terrace – boast gorgeous ocean vistas. You can also have your pancakes in the pool and jacuzzi which overlooks the ocean!
Awajishima Terrace also has Instagrammable spots like the “Happiness Stairs” which looks like it is floating in the air, a log swing, and the “Bell of Happiness” which glows in red as the sun sets. There’s also a strawberry farm where you can pick fresh strawberries on the premises!
A Happy Pancake, Awajishima Terrace
Address: 42-1 Osaki, Awaji City, Hyogo Prefecture
Hours: 10:30am to 7.30pm (weekdays); 9am to 7.30pm (weekends, public holidays)
Website: Official Website (Japanese only)