Originally published on metropolis.co.jp on January 2013

Courtesy of Slappy Cakes

In a country where massive egg mixtures are heaped onto hot plates at tables and cooked by customers, it’s no surprise someone is applying the Western breakfast ideal to the formula. What is surprising is the idea came from Portland, Oregon. Slappy Cakes has just opened only its second worldwide branch here in Tokyo (7F Lumine Est, 3-38-1 Shinjuku; www.slappycakes.jp), allowing a fresh continent’s citizens to fry extravagant pancakes at their table—while imbibing breakfast cocktails. We don’t know what breakfast cocktails are, but they sound great.